This land is ours. But what is this land, and who are we? Or—in the words of Maxwell Anderson—how can you tell an American?
There’s more than one answer, but an art song has more than one voice…who, perhaps, were sent to eat in the kitchen when company came, those who arrived at our sea-washed, sunset gates from far away, and those who left them never to return—all these and more are represented on our program.
From this kaleidoscopic range of topics and creators emerge four American tableaux, interwoven with no fewer than ten world premieres.
Justine Aronson, soprano
Scott Murphree, tenor
Mischa Bouvier, baritone
Grant Wenaus, piano