mezzo-soprano and piano
Commissioned and premiered by Sasha Cooke and Kirill Kuzmin at the Davies Symphony Hall, presented by the San Francisco Symphony, on January 30, 2022 in her program “How do I find you“.
Score is held in exclusivity until January, 2024.
It’s always surprising, this sense
of relief. When you kiss me
unexpectedly, I’m reminded of
the time I left a shoe-box containing
ten or eleven thousand dollars on a
coffee table in a hotel lobby in Northern Italy.
I was between floors in the elevator,
staring at my reflection knowing something
was missing when I remembered what was,
and pushed every button and rolled through
the doors, sprinted hallways in search of the
universal symbol for stairs, barreled
down six flights, and found it
waiting there, untouched,
and haloed by the light
– John K. Samson from Everything Will Be Okay.
“Everything Will Be Okay” by Christopher Cerrone finds Cooke singing with shimmering delicacy building to a remarkable climax.M.L. Rantala, Hyde Park Herald