Faces of Eve

A celebration of women, their lives, love, and longing

Program:

Mary Badarak (1946- ) Of Being (2009), world premiere
The Showings: Lady Julian of Norwich (2001)
From Believers, a song cycle for soprano, choir and piano with poems by Denise Levertov (1923-1997)
Adrienne Albert (1947- ) Imaginings (of Joseph and Lear), world premiere
  1. One that Got Away (2002)
  2. The Owl and the Pussycat (2010)
  3. The Sun that Burst the Sky (2002)
A song Cycle for voice and piano with lyrics by Jenny Joseph (1932- ) (One That Got Away and The Sun has burst the sky) and Edward Lear (1812-1888) (The Owl and the Pussycat)
Mary M. Boyle (1948- ) Maternity (version of 2010), World premiere Song for soprano, clarinet and piano with lyrics by Alice Meynell (1852-1948)
Carol Worthey (1943- ) Lament (2009), Vocalise for soprano and piano, world premiere
Lydia Busler-Blais (1970-) Moon Lilies for horn and piano, New York City premiere
Lera Auerbach (1973- ) Songs of No Return (2007), American Premiere
A song cycle for soprano and piano on words by Lera Auerbach ("Diary of the Unknown Self"), Sylvia Plath ("Lady Lazarus" from "Ariel") and Maxine Kumin ("Revisionist Dream").

Part I - Diary of the Unknown Self
  1. I am only a Shadow of my Words (Andante)
  2. Writer's Block (Allegro agitato)
  3. A Childhood Memory (Andante sognando)
  4. First Kiss (Allegro ma non troppo, molto marcato)
  5. The Darkness (Allegro assai)
  6. Time and its Mirror (Moderato energico, marcato)
Part II - Lady Lazarus (Con brio, energico marcato)
Part III - Revisionist Dream
(She Didn't Kill Herself that Afternoon) (Andante)
INTERMISSION
Deon Price (1934- ) Yellow Jade Banquet, Duo for Clarinet and piano (2009) , New York premiere
Chen Yi
(1953- )
Bright Moonlight for Soprano and piano (2000)
Dr. Sharon Willis (1949- ) Love Ritual (2009), World Premiere
A song cycle for soprano and piano
  1. Rapture
  2. Daydreaming
  3. Promise
  4. Bitterness
  5. Reconciliation
Mary M. Boyle (1948- ) Adagio (2001), World premiere
for clarinet and piano
Thea Musgrave (1928- ) "The Slave" from the Harriet Tubman section of Three Women (1997), New York premiere
Queen, Mistress, Slave for soprano, narrator and piano (reduction)
Margaret Bonds (1913-1972) Three Dream Portraits (1959)
Song cycle for soprano and piano with lyrics by Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
  1. Minstrel Man
  2. Dream Variations
  3. I, too
Hes Got the Whole World In His Hand
An arrangement by Margaret Bonds for voice and piano

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