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.
This concert is part of the Emerging Voices Project that explores national identity and social connection through art song.
Sarah Shafer, soprano; Corinne Winters, 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: Stranger