American Art Song with Laura Strickling

March 13, 2021, 4:30 pm

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Laura Strickling on the coast of Virgin Islands
Laura Strickling photo by Don Hebert.

An hour-long episode for Women’s History Month spotlighting American composers.  Soprano Laura Strickling — a leading proponent of contemporary art song — joins Oliver to present works by Clarice Assad, Stacy Garrop, Jacqueline B. Hairston, Lori Laitman, Gilda Lyons, Sheila Silver, and others.

Learn more about Laura Strickling HERE.
Learn more about the album Confessions HERE.


Libby Larsen: Try Me, Good King (Last Words of the Wives of Henry VIII)
II. Anne Boleyn
Tracey Engleman, soprano
Lara Bolton, piano

Gilda Lyons: Hold On
Susanna Phillips, soprano
Thomas Bagwell, piano

Amy Beach (1867-1972): Rendezvous
Emma Kirkby, soprano
Paul Barritt, violin
James Lisney, piano

Margaret Ruthven Lang (1867-1972): In the Twilight
Donald George, tenor
Lucy Mauro, piano

Carrie Jacobs-Bond (1862-1946): A Perfect Day
Thomas Allen, baritone
Malcolm Martineau, piano

Florence Price (1897-1953): Night
William Brown, tenor
Ann Sears, piano

Margaret Bonds (1913-1972): Three Dream Portraits
II. Dream Variation
Will Liverman, baritone
Paul Sánchez, piano

Jacqueline B. Hairston: On consciousness streams
II. Thou alone canst inspire
Marcía Porter, soprano
Valerie M. Trujillo, piano

Juliana Hall: In Reverence
III. Prayer is the Little Implement
Nadine Benjamin, soprano
Nicole Panizza, piano

Elinor Remick Warren (1900-1991): We Two
Thomas Hampson, baritone
Craig Rutenberg, piano

Sheila Silver: Transcending
II. To be calm, to be serene
Sidney Outlaw, baritone
Warren Jones, piano

Lori Laitman: Early Snow
I. Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me
Jennifer Check, soprano
Warren Jones, piano

Stacy Garrop: My Dearest Ruth
Patrice Michaels, soprano
Kuang-Hao Huang, piano

Clarice Assad: Confessions
III. Turn Back the Clock
Laura Strickling, soprano
Joy Schreier, piano

Gilda Lyons: Songs of Lament and Praise
V. An Even-Song
Laura Strickling, soprano
Joy Schreier, piano

This episode of Listening to Singers will be available for listening on-demand until March 26.