A program of post-war art song traditions, which includes a premiere by UC Davis faculty composer Kurt Rohde, and songs by Harrison Birtwistle and Kaija Saariaho.
Harrison Birtwistle: Songs from the Same Earth (West Coast Premiere)
Kurt Rohde:It wasn’t a dream
UC Davis faculty composer Kurt Rohde’s song cycle It wasn’t a dream, for soprano, tenor, and piano four-hands, is commissioned by the Brooklyn Art Song Society and will also be included in the society’s new music series “New Voices.” The text is a setting of poet Diane Seuss’s Pulitzer Prize Finalist book of poetry Four-Legged Girl.
Kaija Saariaho:Quatre Instants (2002)
Charlotte Mundy, soprano | Zach Finkelstein, tenor
Michael Brofman, piano and artistic director
Miori Sugiyama, piano