The New Yorker: The Blizzard Voices

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Oratorio Society of New York: “The Blizzard Voices”

Paul Moravec’s oratorio from 2008, set to a collection of poetry by the former U.S. Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, is inspired by the deadly “Children’s Blizzard” of 1888. Its New York première was cancelled, however, due to another historic weather disaster—Hurricane Sandy, which effectively shut down Carnegie Hall for several days. Now it’s here, part of an Americana concert by Kent Tritle’s admired chorus that also offers music by Copland (selections from “Old American Songs” and “The Tender Land”) and Ives (including “The Circus Band”); the vocal soloists include the young Met star Susanna Phillips. (Carnegie Hall. 212-247-7800. March 5 at 8.) Read more:

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