February 19th, 8pm
Recital, Rosch Recital Hall
SUNY Fredonia (Fredonia, NY)
Artists: Lynne McMurtry, contralto and Alison d'Amato, pianist
Program exploring the currents between Russia and France during the turn of the 20th century. Also features songs by Virgil Thomson, as recorded on Florestan Recital Project's upcoming release: The Complete Songs of Virgil Thomson (New World Records).
March 11th, 7pm
Concert in Honor of Vivian Perlis
Society for American Music 42nd Annual Conference
The Florestan Recital Project, featuring Artistic Co-director Alison D'Amato and guest acclaimed soprano Tony Arnold, will honor the work of Vivian Perlis with songs by some of her earliest interviewees, Charles Ives and Virgil Thomson. The rest of the recital will explore the wealth of styles that shape American song repertoire, featuring composers in the Oral History of American Music archives, as well as new voices that are expanding the canon.
March 14th, (Exact time TBA)
Masterclass with Florestan Recital Project
Buffalo State College.
March 17th, 8pm
Buffalo Chamber Players @ Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo NY.
In honor of St. Patrick's Day, this program features the world premiere of Ben Gunn, a portrayal in song of the castaway in Treasure Island. Written for Florestan Recital Project, the piece presents three original poems by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon with music by acclaimed composer Scott Wheeler. Wheeler will be in attendance. For more information about the artists, please visit www.florestanproject.org, www.scottwheeler.org, and www.paulmuldoon.net.
April 10th, 3pm
Friends of Vienna series, Buffalo NY
Friends of Vienna presents contralto Lynne McMurtry and pianist Alison d'Amato. Program includes songs and lieder by Virgil Thomson, Alexandr Gretchaninov, and 19th-century German composers.