CARTER: 103rd Birthday Celebration
WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING: A Sunbeam's Architecture
with Marie Tachouet, Stephen Taylor, Charles Neidich, Virgil Blackwell, Peter Kolkay, Jim Pugh, Stephen Gosling, Mike Truesdell, Gordon Gottlieb, Aaron Boyd, Miranda Cuckson & Tai Murray
Ryan McAdams, conductor
"The performances by a cast of Carter devotees are flawless..."
— Gramophone Magazine
"It also offered the premiere of the major new score he composed last year, “A Sunbeam’s Architecture,” an inventive, urgent 12-minute work for tenor and a 19-piece instrumental ensemble, which sets six poems by E. E. Cummings, offering Mr. Carter’s astute take on the elusive, seemingly fanciful words. The young tenor Nicholas Phan sang with sweet, full sound; rhythmic punch; and impressively clear diction.."
— The New York Times