The Folk Tune Project
A concert of world premieres inspired by folk songs/tunes. Artistic Director (and composer and singer) Gilda Lyons will be performing the three songs. Ten composers have been commissioned to write brief responses to the three tunes. The commissioned works are all scored for piano trio (violin, ‘cello, piano) and performed by entelechron. In other words, this is a concert rooted in the contemporary classical-music tradition.
I am one of the composers, and mine responds to "Red is the Rose," which I recommended to the project. (Other possibilities, though I am not sure what has panned out, are "A Media Luz," "Can Ye Sew Cushions," and "The Parting Glass.")
Feel free to message me if you have questions or if you plan to attend and would like to say hello.
Haha! The concert is not, unfortunately in Central Park, as the link above proposes.
Travel info on the link above.