3rd Annual Art Song Symposium
3rd Annual Art Song Symposium will feature the songs of Barber, Bernstein, Copland and Rorem. Events include (but are not yet limited to) the following:
Performances: "Songfest: a Cycle of American Poems for Six Singers and Orchestra" by Leonard Bernstein; "Dover Beach" by Samuel Barber for baritone and string quartet; "Evidence of Things Not Seen" by Ned Rorem; "Beginnings, Middles and Ends" (for four singers, using the texts of twenty-four poets from Auden to Baudelaire to Yeats and Wordsworth)
Talks/lectures: Ruth Friedberg, author of American Art Song and American Poetry, will present a lecture recital on the contributions of Barber, Copland and Roerem to the art song repertoire; Melinda Brou will host a pre-concert conversation about "Songfest" and Bernstein; Troy Peters, TX State Symphony Orchestra Director and composer will tak about his teacher Ned Rorem.
Masterclasses: Thomas Jaber, Director of Choral Activities and Professor of Vocal Coaching at the Shepherd School of Music, Rice University will coach students performing the songs of Barber, Bernstein, Copland and Rorem.