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Voices of a New World: Songs set to the Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman

Augustana's Dr. Robert Elfline, piano, and guest artists will present "Voices of a New World: Songs set to the Poetry of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman," a recital of modern American art song.

Guests will include Dr. Jamie-Rose Guarrine, soprano; Seth Keeton, bass-baritone; and Karl Knapp, cello.

They will present these two unique foundational voices in works by composers Lee Hoiby, Lori Laitman, André Previn and Ned Rorem.

The last two works on the program were commissioned especially for this event and will receive their world premieres this Friday: Daron Hagen's "On the Beach at Night" and Scott Gendel's "To Keep the Dark Away.'

Program

I Was There (1993)
Beginning My Studies
I Was There
A Clear Midnight
O Captain! My Captain!
Joy, Shipmate, Joy!

  Lee Hoiby (1926-2011)

Three Dickinson Songs (1999)
As imperceptibly as Grief
Will There Really be a Morning?
Good Morning - Midnight

  André Previn (b. 1929)

Three Calamus Poems (1982)
Of Him I Love Day and Night
I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing
To a Common Prostitute

  Ned Rorem (b. 1923)

Intermission

   

One Bee and a Revelry (2003)
The Butterfly upon
Hope is a Strange Invention
To Make a Prairie

  Lori Laitman (b. 1955)

On the Beach at Night (2017)

  Daron Hagen (b. 1961)

To Keep the Dark Away (2017)
Letter to the World
The Saddest Noise
In Vain
Accustomed to the Dark
The Crickets Sang
I Sing to Use the Waiting

  Scott Gendel (b. 1977)

Related texts

Walt Whitman

Beginning My Studies

I Was There

A Clear Midnight

O Captain! My Captain!

Joy, Shipmate, Joy!

On the Beach at Night

Of Him I Love Day and Night

I Saw in Louisiana a Live-Oak Growing

To a Common Prostitute

Emily Dickinson texts

As imperceptibly as Grief

Will There Really be a Morning?

Good Morning - Midnight

The Butterfly upon

Hope is a Strange Invention

To Make a Prairie

Letter to the World

The Saddest Noise

In Vain

Accustomed to the Dark

The Crickets Sang

I Sing to Use the Waiting

Location

Wallenberg Hall (second floor)

Denkmann Memorial Building

3520 7th Avenue
Rock Island, IL 61201
United States

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Tickets

Free

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