Laura Strickling on American Art Song and the 40@40 Project

May 6, 2023, 4:00 pm

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Laura Strickling in a flowing red gown on a beach at sunset
Laura Strickling (Photo: Alain Brin)

Soprano Laura Strickling returns to WFMT to share her passion for contemporary American art song and the 40@40 Project—a project to commission 40 songs by 40 composers. The GRAMMY-nominated Chicago native also previews her upcoming recital with pianist Shannon McGinnis.

Laura Strickling and pianist Michael Rose perform a song by Juliana Hall below.



All selections feature soprano Laura Strickling.

Tom Cipullio: “Why I wear my hair long”  from How to Get Heat Without Fire 
Joy Schreier, piano

Jake Heggie: Edna St. Vincent Millay
Dmitri Dover, piano

James Matheson: Times Alone
III. Clouds Ripped Open
IV. The Wind, One Brilliant Day
Thomas Sauer, piano

Cipullo: “Magnolia” from Of a Certain Age
Cipullo: “The Eve of St. Agnes” from Insomnia
Liza Stepanova, piano

Gilda Lyons: “Deirdre’s Lament” from Songs of Lament and Praise
Michael Djupstrom: “I Would Live in Your Love” from Three Teasdale Song
Amy Beth Kirsten: To See What I See
Clarice Assad: “Turn Back the Clock” from Confessions
Joy Schreier, piano

Lori Laitman: Thanks a Latte
H. Leslie Adams: Song of Solitude

Daniel Schlosberg, piano