Cristian Grases premieres new choral work at Carnegie Hall
Cristian Grases, a member of the USC Thornton Choral and Sacred Music faculty, recently premiered his new composition entitled Nocturnos y Adivinanzas (Nocturnes and Riddles) with Distinguished Concerts International New York. The June 12th concert, held at Carnegie Hall, included a chorus of 200 young singers from across the U.S.
The six-movement Nocturnos y Adivinanzas is themed on lullabies and riddles and structured around several different Latin American dance styles. Also on the program was the beloved choral work Lux Aeterna by fellow USC Thornton faculty member, Distinguished Professor of Composition Morten Lauridsen, conducted by Jonathan Griffith.