Lost Voices: The War to End All Wars

Friday, January 17, 2020 - 7:30 pm
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

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About This Performance

As the world descended into the Great War, composers joined the war effort, many as soldiers. The works on this program present the individual struggles of wartime and give voice to the many lives cut short. Of particular note is Lili Boulanger’s song cycle Clairières dans le ciel, a uniquely French work that expresses the suffering and tragedy of loss.

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 Lost Voices in the video preview below.

Amanda Lynn Bottoms, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Roderick Williams, baritone; Myra Huang, piano; Shannon McGinnis, piano

N. BoulangerSoir d’hiver
DebussyNoël des enfants qui n’ont plus de maisons
GranadosTonadillas al estilo antiguo [Sel.]
Errollyn Wallen: Roundel World Premiere/PCMS Commission
Gurney: Songs [Sel.]
L. BoulangerClairières dans le ciel
Readings of poetry by Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, E.E. Cummings, Rupert Brooke, and other WWI poets.

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.