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    Lost Voices: The War to End All Wars

    Philadelphia Chamber Music Society

    300 S. Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
    • Friday January 17th 2020, 7:30pm to 9:30pm

    As the world descended into the Great War, composers joined the war effort, many as soldiers. The works on this program present the individual struggles of wartime and give voice to the many lives cut short. Of particular note is Lili Boulanger’s song cycle Clairières dans le ciel, whose expressions of loss are made all the more searing by the composer’s own imminent death.

    This concert is part of the Emerging Voices Project that explores national identity and social connection through art song.

    Amanda Lynn Bottoms, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Roderick Williams, baritone; Myra Huang, piano; Shannon McGinnis, piano

    N. Boulanger: Soir d’hiver
    Debussy: Noël des enfants qui n’ont plus de maisons
    Granados: Tonadillas al estilo antiguo [Sel.]
    Errollyn Wallen: Roundel
    Gurney: Songs [Sel.]
    L. Boulanger: Clairières dans le ciel
    Readings of poetry by Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon, E.E. Cummings, Rupert Brooke, and other WWI poets.

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