A crowd action for optimism

People gather after the disappearance of Spring. There are questions, accusations, and recriminations, leading to a collective outpouring of loss—the only thing on which the crowd agrees. Finally, a new voice is heard. English composer Jonathan Dove and librettist Alasdair Middleton collaborate on a world-premiere choral piece specially commissioned by Lincoln Center and conducted by Simon Halsey.

Search for Spring brings together singers from across the five boroughs, including the Young People's Chorus of New York City, to realize this multi-layered, energetic piece about the emotional toll of climate change and how youth may lead us all into an optimistic future. Performed outdoors on Josie Robertson Plaza in the fresh spring air, this monumental, community-driven choral work expresses shared feelings of loss, confusion, renewal and finally, hope. Rehearsals will be held throughout the city.

The performance continues Lincoln Center’s history of highly acclaimed choral commissions and outdoor world premieres including John Luther Adams’s In the Name of the Earth (2018) and Sila: The Breath of the World (2014), as well as David Lang’s the public domain (2016).

Conductors:
Phillip Cheah
Tyrone Clinton
Deborah Simpkin King
Francisco J. Núñez
Ronnie Oliver, Jr.
Carmen Roman

Francesca Harper, Movement Director

 

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