Brooklyn Art Song Societys Season Finale Features Several World Premieres
Sunday, May 21, 2017 4:00PM
The Old Stone House
336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Tom Cipullo: Rapture (World-Premiere)
Michael Djupstrom: Three Teasdale Songs
James Kallembach: A Primer of Birds
Glen Roven: Three Songs by Thomas Hardy (World-Premiere)
Scott Wheeler: Ben Gunn
Laura Strickling, Elisabeth Marshall, soprano; Steven Eddy, baritone; Pascal Archer, clarinet;
Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano
On Sunday, May 21st, 2017 Brooklyn Art Song Society will present its season finale, a concert of songs written after 2010, as part of its New Voices series. Two works will be world premieres: A new work by Tom Cipullo written to celebrate the wedding of artistic director Michael Brofman and Glen Rovens Three Songs by Thomas Hardy for baritone and bass-clarinet. Also on the program: Scott Wheelers swashbuckling Ben Gunn Songs on texts from Treasure Island (which BASS premiered in 2015), Michael Djuptroms lushly romantic Three Teasdale Songs and James Kellembachs epic A Primer of Bird on texts by Ted Hughes. Sopranos Laura Strickling and Elisabeth Marshall and baritone Steven Eddy perform works written specifically for their voice.
About New Voices:
Brooklyn Art Song Societys New Voices series features the best song written after 2010, presenting works by established composers and fresh young talent alike. New Voices has commissioned and premiered works by over a dozen composers, including Tom Cipullo, Glen Roven, Andrew Staniland, and Scott Wheeler. In 2015 Brooklyn Art Song Society released the New Voices CD, which debuted in the Billboard Top 10 for Classical Music and was number one on the Amazon Opera and Vocal Charts.
About Brooklyn Art Song Society:
The Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) will enter its seventh season of first-rate music making in the Fall of 2016, having earned a reputation as one of the preeminent organizations dedicated to the vast repertoire of poetry set to music. The New York Times called BASS a company well worth watching and Voce di Meche hailed, as long as BASS is around we do not need to worry about the future of art song in the USA. Opera News writes, Brooklyn Art Song Society keeps the intimate recital alive with innovative programming. Past highlights have included performances of the complete songs of Charles Ives and Henri Duparc, a festival of works from Franz Schuberts last year, a five-concert survey of the songs of Les Six, and the complete output of Hugo Wolf over six seasons. Committed to keeping art song relevant in our time BASS has collaborated closely with important living composers such as Tom Cipullo, Herschel Garfein, Daron Hagen, Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, Lowell Liebermann, James Matheson, Scott Wheeler and Yehudi Wyner, and has commissioned works from up-an-coming composers Michael Djupstrom, Marie Incontrera, and Andrew Staniland. In May 2015 BASS released its first album, New Voices on Roven Records, which debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard Traditional Classical charts. Highlights from this season include the five-concert series Wien, an exploration of Viennas cultural landscape from 1890-1945, BASSs debut at National Sawdust with In Context: Jake Heggie, and world premieres by Tom Cipullo and Glen Roven. In addition to monthly concerts in Brooklyn, BASS has traveled to Philadelphia, Kansas City, Portland, ME and held residencies at University of Notre Dame and University of Chicago. Brooklyn Art Song Society is proud to make the Brooklyn Historical Society its primary venue starting in the 2016-2017 season. BASSs artist roster features over 30 of the finest young interpreters of art song. For more information, visit www.brooklynartsongsociety.org.
Old Stone House (View)
336 Third Street, bet. 4th & 5th Avenues
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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