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RECITAL: LA NOW! A Celebration of LA Composers

  • The Colburn School, Zipper Hall 200 S Grand Ave Los Angeles, CA, 90012 United States (map)

SongFest 2015 presents:

LA NOW! A Celebration of Los Angeles Composers

Program curated by Kathleen Tagg

SongFest faculty Kathleen Tagg

SongFest faculty Kathleen Tagg

WORKS BY Mark Carlson, Daniel Corral, John Frantzen, Sara Graef, Stephen Hartke, Vera Ivanova, Bryan Curt Kostors, Isaac Schanklar, and featuring the World Premiere of the 2015 Sorel Organization American Song Commission by Anne LeBaron.

featuring PERFORMANCES BY SongFest artists :

Aaron Bigeleisen, Kyle Blair, Augusta Caso, Po Hsun Chen, Ruby Dibble, Maayan Goldenfeld, Nathan Harris, Melanie Henley Heyn, Chris Katinas, Elizabeth Kerstein, Gloria Kim, Daniel Kringer, Drew Ladd, Hyanghyun Lee, Yoon Geong Lee, Jesse Malgieri, Marie Marquis, Sean O’Neill, Bethany Pietroniro, Christopher Reynolds, Mikayla Sager, Rami Sarieddine, Katherine Skovira, Katelan Terrell, Jessica Thompson, Callie Wohletz, Hillary Young, You Zhao

With Mark Trawka, conductor

Anne LeBaron, composer

Anne LeBaron, composer

Coached by Kathleen Tagg



Great Waves (Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer)
Sea: The Soul of Spain (2007) for soprano and piano

Vera Ivanova

Kak u oblaka (Anna Akhmatova) (2011) for mezzo-soprano and piano
Vera Ivanova

Truth (Michael Leunig)
Prayers from the Long History of Happiness (2003) for soprano and piano
Sara Graef

The Moon is Hiding (e.e.cummings)
This is the Garden (1987) for baritone and piano
Mark Carlson

Recorderas (Pablo Neruda)
Cuatro Sonetas de Amor (1998) for soprano and piano
Mark Carlson

Tristeza Céu (Carlos Drummond de Andrade)
No Meio do Caminho (Carlos Drummond de Andrade)

Canções modernistas (1982) for soprano and piano
Stephen Hartke

II. The Abandoned Hive  (Michelle Brittan)
III. On Waking When You’re Already Dreaming (Michelle Brittan)

The Abandoned Hive (2014) for solo soprano vocal quartet and piano
Bryan Curt Kostors


Crayola Girl  (Jillian Burcar)
With Such Teeth  (Jillian Burcar)

Sharp (2006) for soprano and piano
Isaac Schanklar

To the Thawing Wind (Robert Frost)
Four Frost Songs (2006) for tenor and piano
John Frantzen

Meditation (2012)
Your Storm (2012) for vocal quartet
Daniel Corral

Radiant Depth Unfolded, *WORLD PREMIERE
Settings of Rumi (2015) for soprano, baritone and piano
Anne LeBaron