The Hubble Cantata
Audio CD / 2017
The Hubble Cantata made its world premiere at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival in 2016 with baritone Nathan Gunn, soprano Jessica Rivera, the Norwegian string orchestra 1B1, NOVUS NY, The Washington Chorus, and the Brooklyn Youth Chorus. Composed by Paola Prestini and featuring a libretto by Royce Vavrek, The Hubble Cantata was released by VIA Records in 2017.
“The performance itself was full of magic and wonder. Space, of course, is silent: there is no audible music of the spheres. But, Prestini has written some astonishing musical passages that capture a sense of what it might be like to be set adrift in a universe without the limitations of space or time.” – Feast of Music