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Les Six: Poulenc I
Lafayette Ave Presbyterian Church 85 S. Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY
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Les Six: Poulenc I
Brooklyn Art Song Society's Season Opener Features All-Poulenc Recital

What: Les Six: Francis Poulenc I
When: Friday, October 24th, 2014 8PM
Where:  Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 South Oxford Street, New York, NY 11217
Who: Laura Strickling, soprano; Virginie Verrez, mezzo soprano; Tyler Duncan, John Moore, baritone; Michael Brofman, Spencer Myer, Valeriya Polunina,
Miori Sugiyama, Erika Switzer, piano
Program:  A sa guitare, Air chantés, Bleuets, Chansons galliardes, Le Dame de Monte Carlo,
Fiançailles pour rire, Deux Poèmes de Louis Aragon, Quatre Poèmes de Guilliame Apollinaire , Le travail du peintre
Admission: $25/$15

Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) is pleased to announce its 2014-15 season opening concert, the first in its five-concert survey of the songs of Les Six.  This concert features the works of the most famous member of the French composer collective, Francis Poulenc.  Some of Poulenc's greatest works, including Chansons galliardes, Le Dame de Monte Carlo, and Le travail du peintre will receive rare New York performances.  The nine performers represent an today's finest interpreters of art song: rising star from Julliard mezzo-soprano Virginie Verrez, roster members of theMetropolitan Opera baritones Tyler Duncan, and John Moore and international competition winners pianists Spencer Myer and Erika Switzer.   Be sure not to miss this exciting event.

About Les Six:
Paris, 1920. Six composers- Georges Auric, Louis Durey, Arthur Honegger, Darius Milhaud, Francis Poulenc, and Germaine Tailleferre- convene in a café in Montparnasse. Collectively known as Les Six, they used wit and irreverence to change the course of music in the 20th century.  Brooklyn Art Song Society is proud to present more than 150 songs over five concerts representing the best of Les Six- from popular masterpieces to American premieres.

About Brooklyn Art Song Society:
The Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) will enter its fifth season of first-music making in the Fall of 2014, having already earned a reputation as one of the preeminent organizations dedicated to the vast repertoire of poetry set to music.  Critics and audiences alike have praised BASS's innovative programming performed in intimate settings.  The New York Times called BASS "a company well worth watching" and Voce di Meche declared, "as long as BASS is around we do not need to worry about the future of art song in the USA." 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, five concerts dedicated to the iconic love triangle between Clara Schumann, Robert Schumann, and Johannes Brahms, 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, and Yehudi Wyner, and has commissioned works from up-and-coming composers Michael Djupstrom, Marie Incontrera, and Michael Rose. The 2014-15 season includes a five-concert survey of the songs of Les Six, Hugo Wolf's complete Goethe-Lieder, and the release of its first album on GPR records featuring world premiere recordings of five song cycles.  In addition to a full season of events in Brooklyn, BASS will travel to Boston, Chicago, South Bend, Indiana and Portland, Maine.  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 thirty of the finest young interpreters of art song.  For more information visit


Lafayette Ave Presbyterian Church 85 S. Oxford Street (View)
85 S. Oxford Street, Fort Greene
Brooklyn, NY 11217
United States


Arts > Opera
Arts > Performance
Music > Classical
Other > Fundraisers

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