Found Voices: The New European Map

Sunday, January 19, 2020 - 3:00 pm
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

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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.

This concert is part of our Emerging Voices Project that explores national identity and social connection through art song. Learn more about the inspirations behind Found Voices in the video preview below.

Sarah Shafer, soprano; Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Douglas Williams, bass-baritone; Temple University Chamber Choir; Myra Huang, piano; Shannon McGinnis, piano

BartókElindultam szép hazámbul, BB. 42, No. 1
PaderewskiSix Songs, Op. 18
Iva Bittová: Nezabudka  World Premiere/PCMS Commission
Kaprálová: Songs [Sel.]
Kodály: Hungarian Folksongs [Sel.]
JanáčekThe 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.