Joyce DiDonato is featured as the narrator on a new album highlighting Jonathan Sheffer’s orchestral piece ‘The Conference of the Birds.’  This Navona Records CD is now available for pre-order via Amazon, and will receive its international release on April 8. Purchase your copy today, and enjoy previews via SoundCloud and YouTube.

The work, commissioned by the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music, reflects the poet Farid ud-Din Attar’s narrative of the same name through words and music. The Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra performs, conducted by the composer.