FrancisFest: The Complete Songs of Francis Poulenc

FrancisFest is the culmination of a three-season exploration of the complete songs of Francis Poulenc (1899-1963) and his world. The festival celebrates Poulenc’s remarkable legacy of beauty, humor, spirituality, and grace, delving into the vigorous collaborations he enjoyed with the many artists that flocked to Paris in the early 20th century. Poulenc’s music expresses the vitality of an age in which artists from all genres and countries inspired each other, energized by ideals of art and beauty so strong they flourished through two devastating world wars.


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by Scott Wheeler and Paul Muldoon

The Complete Songs of Virgil Thomson
for voice and piano

The Peculiar Case of Dr. H.H. Holmes
by Libby Larsen

World Premiere Recordings

The Complete Songs of Daniel Pinkham

by composer Andy Vores and poet Todd Boss

A Landscape of Song
The American Vanguard Festival

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The Poet's Love
A World Premiere Ballet Set to Schumann’s Dichterliebe

Commissions & Premieres






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