The Miraculous Blossom
The second recital of the season for the Casement Fund Song Series will be performed by the radiant Mezzo-Soprano Jamie Van Eyck, Pianist Jocelyn Dueck, and Poet Gardner McFall.
The recital will be presented in the beautifully renovated National Opera center in NYC at 8pm on December 15th. The National Opera Center is located at 330 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, between 28th and 29th street, and easily accessible by the 1,2,3 trains.
This one hour program will include poetry readings by Gardner McFall of her own work along with some of her favorites. Ms. McFall's poem 'The Nightingale and the Rose' will also be performed in a setting by composer Daron Hagen, along with songs by Poulenc, Britten, Copland, Uyeda, Debussy and Gordon.
We can't wait to see you there!
Mezzo-soprano Jamie Van Eyck has performed with opera companies including Santa Fe Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Wolf Trap Opera, Arizona Opera, and Utah Opera. An avid proponent of contemporary music, she has premiered works by American composers George Crumb, Ned Rorem, and Elliott Carter. Jamie has given recitals for the Dallas Museum of Art, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Wolf Trap, and the Five Boroughs Music Festival. She has made recent concert appearances with the LA Philharmonic, The National Symphony Orchestra, American Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Phoenix Symphony, and Colorado Symphony. Jamie is featured on commercial recordings for Bridge Records, Centaur Records, and the American Symphony Orchestra. She is an Assistant Professor of Voice at Baylor University.
Pianist Jocelyn Dueck is a familiar face on the NYC new music scene, playing on the Billboard Chart-topper Five Borough Songbook, a seminal collection of songs by
NYC's most innovative composers ("solid and colorful," NYTimes). Faculty employment
includes the Manhattan School of Music (current), NYU and Mannes College, as well as
Glimmerglass Opera and The Seattle Opera. Her writing credits include Opera America
and the ezine Sparks & Wiry Cries. She is the founder and artistic director of The
Center for Language in Song, a NYC-based institute that coaches young singers in the
art of song preparation.
Gardner McFall is the author of two books of poems (The Pilot's Daughter & Russian Tortoise), two children's books (Jonathan's Cloud & Naming the Animals), and the opera libretto (published by the U. of Washington Press), Amelia. The opera Amelia was commissioned by Seattle Opera and premiered there in 2010. Daron Hagen wrote the music; Stephen Wadsworth crafted the story and directed. Her poems have appeared in The New Republic, The Atlantic Monthly, The New Yorker, The Sewanee Review, Paris Review, and elsewhere. They have been set to music by Daron Hagen, Paul Moravec, and Tom Cipullo.
The National Opera Center (View)
330 7th Ave. #1600
New York, NY 10001