Hailed as “a natural musical genius who continues to surpass himself” (Tim Page, Washington Post), Michael Hersch's first work for the stage, On the Threshold of Winter, receives it's long-awaited premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Fishman Space on June 25, 2014. The two-act monodrama offers what David Patrick Stearns calls “an unflinching, fearless portrayal of the pain and terror amid the onset of death” (WRTI’s Creatively Speaking). Hersch adapted his original libretto from The Bridge, the harrowing final poetry collection of Romanian author Marin Sorescu (1936-96), who wrote it during the last five weeks of his unsuccessful battle with cancer. Scored for soprano and eight-piece ensemble, On the Threshold of Winter stars soprano Ah Young Hong in a fully staged production by Roger Brunyate, conducted by Tito Muñoz. The work is presented by NUNC (Miranda Cuckson, Artistic Director).

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