Benjamin Millepied, Jenifer Ringer and James Fayette mark the first year of the dynamic Colburn Dance Academy. As George Balanchine once famously said you need to promote professional ballet, "First, a school."
These young people think outside the box and are spreading a needed enthusiasm for the basic primal art of classical singing that should not be allowed to disappear no matter what the current technological and economic trends show.
The listener can use Cohn's extra-musical titles as aural guides or listen solely to the unfolding musical developments. It is this dual quality of abstract and concrete that makes Cohn's music interesting on so many levels.