Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) will welcome “Queen of Harps” Catrin Finch and Metropolitan Opera star Bryn Terfel for a Welsh Celebration at Avery Fisher Hall on Sunday, April 22at 7:00pm. This stirring evening of music will feature Karl Jenkins’ harp concerto Over the Stone, conducted by DCINY Artistic Director Jonathan Griffith. Over the Stone, commissioned at the request of His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and premiered by Finch and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales in the presence of the Prince, includes quotations from the Welsh folk song Tros y garreg (Over the Stone) as well as the Welsh national anthem.
“The Queen of Harps … Catrin has done more than anyone in harp history to bring her instrument to a wider public”, says Classic FM. At her Carnegie Hall debut The New York Times commented, “With one touch of the strings … she pulverised the stereotype of harpists as pretty, angelic strummers.” Catrin Finch will join Welsh bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, one of the great singers of our time, in a selection of Welsh folk songs. Mr. Terfel appears with DCINY by the kind permission of the Metropolitan Opera.
The program also includes Haydn’s joyous St. Nicholas Mass and Joseph Martin’s The Awakening, conducted by Richard W. Weymuth, and a special appearance by the acclaimed New York choral group KHORIKOS.