About This Performance
In the wake of the Treaty of Versailles, Central Europe’s borders were dramatically redrawn. Bartók and Kodály pioneered major ethnomusicological research at this time, collecting numerous Hungarian folk songs and incorporating them into their works, while the songs of Czech composers Kaprálová and Janáček reflect the national and social liberation of their people.
Sarah Shafer, soprano; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Douglas Williams, bass-baritone; Choir TBA; Myra Huang, piano; Shannon McGinnis, piano
Bartók: Elindultam szép hazámbul, BB. 42, No. 1
Paderewski: Six Songs, Op. 18
Iva Bittová: Work TBA World Premiere/PCMS Commission
Kaprálová: Songs [Sel.]
Kodály: Hungarian Folksongs [Sel.]
Janáček: The Diary of One Who Disappeared
Major support for Emerging Voices has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage — with additional support from Grant Greapentrog, Constance & Michael Cone, Vincent Tseng & Geoffrey Mainland, and the Presser Foundation.