2014-2015 Season

September 7th, 7pm
Antonello Recital Hall at MacPhail Center for Music, Minneapolis, MN

“A Night of New Music”
Curated by Libby Larsen, this program features The Peculiar Case of Dr. H. H. Holmes, a 2010 commission by Florestan Recital Project. Aaron Engebreth, baritone & Mary Jo Gothman, pianist

Eastman School of Music presents
Two programs: engaging words and music in performance

Monday, September 15th, 2014—8pm
Kilbourn Hall at Eastman School of Music

Stories in song, narration, and animation: a faculty recital by Alison d'Amato.
Featuring The Peculiar Case of Dr. H.H. Holmes, a song cycle and animated video: Commissioned by Florestan Recital Project in 2010; Music and libretto by Libby Larsen.

This performance features an original animated video, designed by Florestan in collaboration with graphic artist Rick Geary and Goldlust Design.

Tuesday, September 16th, 2014—7pm
Hatch Recital Hall

WordSong and Florestan Recital Project: “Harlem” by Langston Hughes
WordSong reconnects musicians and listeners through shared experience and conversation. In this program, four musical settings of “Harlem” are heard and discussed in this new, highly interactive concert format. This program is supported by Eastman’s All-Events Committee, Office of the Dean, and the Voice/Opera, Humanities, and Composition Departments.

Tuesday, April 14th,  2015—7pm      
Schubert Club, museum series; St. Paul, MN

Samuel Barber, In Words and Song
Aaron Engebreth, baritone; Alison d’Amato,pianist;  Scott Parkman, narrator

Experience a biographical look at Samuel Barber through selected songs, from his boyhood and student works to his final songs he ever composed.  In between song groups, Barber’s correspondence and other written records will be read, providing a concise audio-biographical experience of Barber’s style and his unvarnished appreciation for melody, poetry and lyricism.   Prior to the program, view an original Barber letter on display in The Schubert Club Manuscript collection.





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