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March

Sheen Center, 18 Bleecker Street
New York City

Mirror Visions Ensemble: This Land is Ours

When you think of how this land is ours, what do you feel? Pride, wonder, comfort and excitement. Ours is a sung celebration of urban, suburban, and rural life - its moods, landscapes and sounds. Featured is music by immigrants (Kurt Weill, Paul Hindemith, Hanns Eisler, and Erich Korngold), women (Ruth Crawford Seeger, Francine Trester), and African Americans (Adolphus Hailstork, Brittney Boykin, Florence Price and Leslie Adams), as well as by classic American composers (Charles Ives, Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, and Pete Seeger).

April

Oak Lawn United Methodist Church
Dallas, Texas

Voces Intimae: Round Up of Texas Art Song Composers

VOCES Intimae's popular concert, Round Up of Texas Art Song Composers, is back! Y'all join us and tap your toes to music by David Featherstone, Quinn Mason, Duilio Dobrin, Allie Simpkins and more.

Terrace Theater
Washington D.C.

Vocal Arts DC: Lawrence Brownlee Recital

Program to include Schumann's Dichterliebe and the Washington premiere of Cycles of My Being, a new song cycle composed for Lawrence Brownlee by Tyshawn Sorey.

Roeliff Jansen Community Library
Hillsdale, NY

Mirror Visions Ensemble: This Land is Ours

When you think of how this land is ours, what do you feel? Pride, wonder, comfort and excitement. Ours is a sung celebration of urban, suburban, and rural life - its moods, landscapes and sounds. Featured is music by immigrants (Kurt Weill, Paul Hindemith, Hanns Eisler, and Erich Korngold), women (Ruth Crawford Seeger, Francine Trester), and African Americans (Adolphus Hailstork, Brittney Boykin, Florence Price and Leslie Adams), as well as by classic American composers (Charles Ives, Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, and Pete Seeger).

The Promontory
Chicago, IL

songSLAM Chicago

The Sparks & Wiry Cries Chicago songSLAM is a unique competition for emerging composer/performer teams to premiere new art song in partnership with Fourth Coast Ensemble. In the poetry-slam tradition, audience members vote on their favorite performances, and $2,000 in cash prizes are awarded.

The Peoples Building
Denver, CO

songSLAM Denver

The Sparks & Wiry Cries Denver songSLAM is a unique competition for emerging composer/performer teams to premiere new art song, in partnership with Denver Art Song Project. In the poetry-slam tradition, audience members vote on their favorite performances, and $2,000 in cash prizes are awarded.

Old West Church 131 Cambridge Street
Boston, MA

Calliope’s Call: Cross Connections

Celebrating American art song composer Juliana Hall, with works by her mentors and a world premiere by the composer herself.

Musée des Arts Décoratifs
Paris, France

Mirror Visions Ensemble: This Land is Ours

When you think of how this land is ours, what do you feel? Pride, wonder, comfort and excitement. Ours is a sung celebration of urban, suburban, and rural life - its moods, landscapes and sounds. Featured is music by immigrants (Kurt Weill, Paul Hindemith, Hanns Eisler, and Erich Korngold), women (Ruth Crawford Seeger, Francine Trester), and African Americans (Adolphus Hailstork, Brittney Boykin, Florence Price and Leslie Adams), as well as by classic American composers (Charles Ives, Leonard Bernstein, Samuel Barber, and Pete Seeger).

Willis Music Kenwood Steinway Gallery 8118 Montgomery Road
Cincinnati, OH

Cincinnati Song Initiative: “Americana: Then and Now”

CSI presents snapshots of our nation's unique song style and its evolution over time. Includes songs by Burleigh, Duke, Ives, Thomson, Cipullo, Barber, Larsen, and Recio.

May

University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, Michigan

The George Shirley Vocal Competition

The competition is open to singers of all ethnicities and African American composers.

June

LGBT Center, 208 W. 13th St
New York City

New York Festival of Song: Laura Kaminsky & Friends

Composer Laura Kaminsky curates and hosts a salon of contemporary songs by LGBT identified composers and librettists. Featuring the world premiere of a collaboratively created song cycle by Kaminsky, Jennifer Higdon, Laura Karpman, Paula Kimper, Nora Kroll Rosenbaum, and new face on the scene, Kayla Cashetta, who will all set new poems by Elaine Sexton. The evening will also include a performance of Fierce Grace: Jeannette Rankin by mezzo-soprano Heather Johnson and pianist Mila Henry, with libretto by Kimberly Reed and contributions from Kaminsky, Karpman, Kitty Brazelton, and Ellen Reid. (Opera America commission; 2017 world premiere was at Library of Congress). A co-presentation with Five Boroughs Music Festival and the LGBT Center, in honor of Pride Month and the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall riots.

July

Seiji Ozawa Hall, Tanglewood Festival
Lenox, MA

Song of America: Beyond Liberty

Beloved American baritone Thomas Hampson opens the American Songbook to explore the influential people and monumental events that helped create and define “the land of the free.” Guiding the audience through centuries of stories, Mr. Hampson will share personal anecdotes and readings, offering a rich context within which to celebrate America’s history of song. Pianist Lara Downes and The Beyond Liberty Players join him.