“I put my heart and soul into my work, and have lost my mind in the process.” - Van Gogh
Join SASS to explore mental health and substance use through song. This recital holds up a light to some of the places we as a society often try to ignore.
The program takes us on a journey from Bedlam, and the Romantic portrayal of ‘madness’ in song, to the ecstasy of opium, and the robust and raucous ramblings brought on by drink. Interspersed with each song set is a new cycle that takes a less romanticized view of mental health and substance use and helps ground us in the reality of this matter which affects many lives on a daily basis.
The recital features works by Richard Rodney Bennett, Ned Rorem, Robert Schumann, Hugo Wolf, Richard Strauss, Franz Liszt, Samuel Barber, Camille Saint-Saëns, Arthur Honegger, Emmanuel Chabrier, Gioacchino Rossini, the world’s most famous composer - Anonymous, and a world premiere of a cycle by SASS’s own Brian C. Armbrust.
We hope you’ll join us.