Leandra Ramm | Mezzo-Soprano

New Century Chamber Orchestra Visitations

Date(s) - November 2, 2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm -

First Congregational Church

Journey into the beyond with Daniel Hope and New Century as they offer music for communing with spirits, whether connecting with those we’ve lost or outwitting death for another night! Mezzo-soprano Kelley O’Connor and a haunting chorus of eight voices join our musicians in a candlelit, otherworldly setting to examine connections with the afterlife from many cultural angles, such as Paul Dukas’s playful tone poem The Sorcerer’s Apprentice and Argentinian composer Ariel Ramírez’s resplendent Misa Criolla. Composer Nicolás Lell Benavides premieres a new work commissioned by New Century, a piece for violin and strings that summons the spirit of Doña Sebastiana, Lady Death of the American Southwest.


Sergei Rachmaninoff
“Bogoroditse devo” (Rejoice, O Virgin) from All-Night Vigil

Hildur Guðnadóttir
Fólk fær andlit (People get Faces)

Heitor Villa-Lobos
“Ária” (Cantilena) from Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5

Peter Lieberson
“Amor mío, si muero y tú no mueres”
(My love, if I die and you don’t) from Neruda Songs

Franz Schubert
Erlkönig (The Elf King), Op. 1, D.328

Nicolás Lell Benavides
Doña Sebastiana (Lady Death) [World Premiere]
Commissioned by New Century Chamber Orchestra


Paul Dukas
The Sorcerer’s Apprentice

Carlos Simon
Elegy: A Cry from the Grave

Arvo Pärt
Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten

Ariel Ramirez
Misa Criolla
(arr. Paul Bateman)