7:00PM, Saturday, February 27, 2021
Duke Ellington (arr. Larry Ham)Prelude to a Kiss
Margaret Bonds“Minstrel Man” from Three Dream Portraits
Claude DebussyBeau soir
Maurice Ravel“Chanson épique” from Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
Hugo Wolf“Wie glänzt der helle Mond” from Alte Weisen
WolfHerr, was trägt der Boden hier” from Spanisches Liederbuch
Undine Smith MooreI am in Doubt
William Bolcom“Ballad of the Landlord” from Old Addresses
Gustave Charpentier“Depuis le jour” from Louise
Franz Liszt“Pace non trovo” from Tre Sonetti di Petrarca
Traditional (arr. Hall Johnson)Ride on, King Jesus!
Ricky Ian Gordon“Song for a Dark Girl” from Only Heaven
Richard Strauss“Morgen!” from Opus 27
Damien SneedI Dream a World
Ricky Ian Gordon“Love Song for Lucinda” from Finding Home
When the world is in crisis, humanity turns to music for hope, patience, and serenity. Spanning art song, jazz, spirituals, and opera, this intimate program showcases works that have helped the artists weather the storm of the last year as they dream of a brighter tomorrow. Seek comfort in the familiarity of Richard Strauss, Claude Debussy, and Duke Ellington, and open your imagination to works by composers such as Margaret Bonds, Undine Smith Moore, and Damien Sneed.
‘Transcending the Night” was curated by LAMF Artistic Advisor Paul Hopper, Associate Artistic Administrator of the Metropolitan Opera.