New American Song @ SongFest CD Release Concert

  • Thayer Hall, Colburn School

Featuring world premieres and commissions from SongFest’s 20 year history as well as a new world premiere commission by Shulamit Ran.

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PROGRAM

Vocalism: Grand Aria (2004-6, Whitman)*+            John Harbison (b.1938)
    Part I
    Part II

        +Kristina Bachrach, soprano | Tuomas Juutilainen, piano

Gettysburg: July 1, 1863 (2012, Kenyon)*                William Bolcom (b. 1938)

            Andrew McLaughlin, baritone | Erika Tazawa, piano

Chanting to Paradise (Emily Dickinson)                   Libby Larsen (b. 1950)
Bind me-I can still sing
In this short Life
By a departing light
Out of Sight?
Victoria Browers, soprano | Javier Arrebola, piano

Love’s Call  (Amy Lowell) (2016)**                            Shulamit Ran (b.1949)
Alize Rozsnyai soprano | Dimitri Dover, piano

INTERMISSION

House (2008, Gioia)                                                    Tom Cipullo (b. 1956)
Insomnia
David Tahere, baritone | Hyun Jung Choi, piano

Donal Oge (2011, Anon, 8th C)*                                    Libby Larsen
 Jacqueline Stevens, soprano | Dimitri Dover, piano

River Songs (2002)                                                       John Musto (b.1954)
Song to the Trees and Streams (Pawnee)
Ask Me (William Stafford)
Quo Vadis(William Stafford)
Crossing Brooklyn Ferry (Walt Whitman)
Jorell Williams, baritone | Dimitri Dover, piano

* Songfest commission
** World Premiere