Our Voices: The Rise of the American VoiceFriday, January 24, 2020 - 7:30 pm
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center300 South Broad Street Learn More
This concert is part of the Emerging Voices Series. Click here to subscribe. Individual tickets to this event go on sale August 1.
About This Performance
American composers flocked to France during and after the war to study with Nadia Boulanger, who exhorted them to embrace their personal identities and seek out the “American voice.” This final program connects their contributions to contemporary composers Tania León, Caroline Shaw, and Nico Muhly, whose work acknowledges the interconnectedness of people and cultures in 21st century America.
Sarah Shafer, soprano; Kelley O’Connor, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Douglas Williams, bass-baritone; Brooklyn Rider; Myra Huang, piano; Shannon McGinnis, piano
N. Boulanger: Écoutez la chanson bien douce
Thomson: Mostly About Love
Swanson: Songs [Sel.]
Carter: Three Poems of Robert Frost
Copland: Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson [Sel.]
Bonds: 3 Dream Portraits
Léon: Oh Yemanja – Mother’s Prayer
Shaw: Cant voi l’aube
Nico Muhly: Work TBA World Premiere/PCMS Commission
Major support for Emerging Voices has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage — with additional support from Grant Greapentrog, Constance & Michael Cone, and Vincent Tseng & Geoffrey Mainland.