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American Modern Ensemble - Vocal Works of Robert Paterson (Three World Premieres)

  • Weill Recital Hall | Carnegie Hall 881 7th Avenue New York, NY, 10019 United States (map)

An evening of vocal music featuring American Modern Ensemble and the music of Robert Paterson, including In Real Life (text by David Cote), Batter's Box, (text by Kenny Berkowitz and Bridget Meeds) and Crossing the Hudson (text by Mark Campbell), and three world premieres: Night Songs for bass-baritone and piano (settings of poems by W. H. Auden, Michael Collier, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dana Gioia, and Ted Kooser), CAPTCHA (version for mezzo soprano and piano), and Spring Songs for tenor and piano (settings of poems TBA).

PROGRAM
In Real Life* (for soprano and piano)
Night Songs** (world premiere, for bass- baritone and piano)
CAPTCHA (world premiere of version for mezzo-soprano and piano)
Batter's Box (for tenor and piano)
Crossing the Hudson*** (for soprano, baritone, and piano)

*Commissioned by the Austin Chamber Ensemble in honor of their 25th Anniversary, Marti Mortinesen Ahern, Artistic Director
**Commissioned by David Neal
***Commissioned by the Five Boroughs New Music Festival. Text by Mark Campbell

ARTISTS
Marnie Breckenridge, Soprano
Blythe Gaissert, Mezzo-Soprano
Alok Kumar, Tenor
Wes Mason, Baritone
David Neal, Bass-Baritone

Geoffrey Burleson & Blair McMillen, Piano