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Britannica II: In Memoriam
The Old Stone House
Brooklyn (Park Slope), NY
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Britannica II: In Memoriam
Brooklyn Art Song Society Presents In Memoriam: Songs of the Great War

Britannica Part II: In Memoriam: Songs of the Great War
Friday November 6, 2015 7:30PM
The Old Stone House
336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

William Dennis Browne: To Gratiana Dancing and Singing
George Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad
Gerald Finzi: Channel Firing
Ivor Gurney: By a Bierside, Desire in Spring
Ralph Vaughan Williams: The House of Life

Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Jarrett Ott, John Moore, baritone;
Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano

 On November 6th 2015 Brooklyn Art Song Society will present part 2 of its six-part series Britannica: In Memoriam: Songs of the Great War.  This concert focuses on works by British composers whose lives were impacted by World War I.  W. Dennis Browne and George Butterworth were killed in action, and their respective pieces represent the tragic loss of genius before their time.  Ivor Gurney wrote his powerful songs in a sanitarium receiving treatment for psychological trauma from his war experience.. Tthough Gerald Finzi was from the next generation, he set Thomas Hardy's Channel Firing, a famous meditation on the madness of war.  BASS favorites tenor Dominic Armstrong and baritones Matthew Morris and John Moore (Metropolitan Opera) join pianists Michael Brofman and Miori Sugiyama.  This concert will be held at the historical Old Stone House in Park Slope, Brooklyn.  

About Britannica:
    Brooklyn Art Song Society embarks on an all-encompassing survey of British song:  six concerts, 100+ songs, 17 composers, and works spanning over 400 years. Britannica captures the vast English cultural heritage, from Dowland to Birtwistle, Shakespeare to Auden.

About Brooklyn Art Song Society
   The Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) will enter its sixth season of first-rate music making in the Fall of 2015, 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."  BASS's innovative programming is epic in scope yet presented in intimate settings. Past highlights have included performances of the complete songs of Charles Ives and Henri Duparc, a festival of works from Franz Schubert's last year, a five-concert survey of the songs of Les Six, and an ongoing project to present the complete lieder of Hugo Wolf. 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, 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 Michael Rose. In May 2015 BASS released its first album, New Voices, on Roven Records, which debuted at number one for new releases in Opera and Vocal on Amazon.com and in the top 10 on the Billboard Traditional Classical chart. The 2015-16 season includes Britannica, a six-concert celebration of British song from Dowland to Birtwistle, the conclusion of The Hugo Wolf Project, and the world-premiere of Andrew Staniland's Canadian Songbook (BASS/Casement Fund Song Series co-commission).  On top of monthly concerts in Brooklyn, BASS will travel to Kansas City, MO and Portland, ME. In the summer BASS is the Fonzaley Resident Ensemble at the Sembrich in Bolton Landing, New York and the ensemble in residence at the Lake George Music Festival.  This season features over 30 of the finest young interpreters of art song.  For more information visit www.brooklynartsongsociety.org


The Old Stone House (View)
336 3rd Street
Brooklyn (Park Slope), NY 11215
United States


Music > Classical

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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