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Queer Voices

  • Ballard First Lutheran Church 2006 Northwest 65th Street Seattle, WA, 98117 United States (map)

Top Row, Left to right: Darrell J. Jordan, Baritone | Emerald Lessley, soprano
John Marzano, tenor | Aaron Norman, soprano

Bottom Row, Left to right: Jay Rozendaal, piano | Eliza Woodyard, soprano

Join SASS as we open our 18-19 “One Voice” season dedicated to social justice with “Queer Voices” Composers on this recital include Reynaldo Hahn, Francis Poulenc, Chris DeBlasio, Lee Hoiby, Dame Ethel Smyth, Karol Szymanowski, Henry Cowell, Alex Temple, and Brian C. Armbrust

Program (not necessarily in order)

Alex Temple’s Behind the Wallpaper with Emerald Lessley, soprano, and a string quartet featuring Renee Zhang and Teresa Sandys (violins), Maria Ritzenthaler (viola), and Michael King (cello)

Francis Poulenc selections from Chansons gaillardes with Darrell J. Jordan, baritone, and Jay Rozendaal, piano

Dame Ethel Smyth’s “On the Road” with soprano Eliza Woodyard and pianist Jay Rozendaal

Chris DeBlasio’s Walt Whitman in 1989 from The AIDS Quilt Songbook and David Del Tredici’s "Matthew Shephard” from Three Songs for Baritone with Darrell J. Jordan and Jay Rozendaal

Selections from Karol Szymanowski’s Six songs of the Fairy Tale Princess with soprano Eliza Woodyard and pianist Jay Rozendaal

Aaron Norman, soprano and Jay Rozendaal present two songs by P.I. Tchaikovsky from his Opus 28

Six Little Mother Goose Rhymes by Henry Cowell(**) with several singers from the program and Jay Rozendaal on piano

Define Me by Brian Armbrust (world premiere) with John Marzano, tenor, and Jay Rozendaal

We will provide program notes the week before the recital on our SHARE page (you should head over there now and check it out!) along with messages from the performers and perhaps even a video or two.

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**Henry Cowell's Six Little Mother Goose Rhymes is making its way into the lineup after some grueling work reviewing the manuscript sent to us by the Library of Congress and we are honored to be able to perform the work: "Reproduced the manuscript and performed by permission of the David and Sylvia Teitelbaum Fund, Inc."

Reserve your seat today on our ATTEND page!

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