AUGUST 31, 2011 at 7:30pm
Tobias Picker's EMMELINE (soprano excerpts) is an opera in two acts composed by Tobias Picker with a libretto by JD McClatchy. Picker's first opera, it was commissioned by the Santa Fe Opera company and premiered in 1996. It is based on the book Emmeline by Judith Rossner.
Soprano: Kristin Sampson
Libby Larsen's SONGS FROM LETTERS written in 1989, Calamity Jane to her daughter Janey, 1880-1902.
I. So Like Your Father's
II. He Never Misses
III. A Man Can Love Two Women
IV. All I Have
V. A Working Woman
Soprano: Laura Strickling
George Crumb's ANCIENT VOICES OF CHILDREN written in 1970, the work is scored for mezzo-soprano, boy soprano, oboe, mandolin, harp, amplified piano (and toy piano), and percussion (three players) and was commissioned by the Elizabeth Sprague Coolidge Foundation. Ancient Voices of Children is subtitled A Cycle of Songs on Texts by Federico García Lorca. The piece was premiered at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C, on October 31, 1970, as part of the Coolidge Foundation's 14th Festival of Chamber Music.
Conductor: Carmine Aufiero
Mezzo-Soprano: Suzanne Chadwick
Soprano: Elizabeth Munn
A Modern Tryst - Galapagos Art Space