“O ignee spiritus” from Spiritu Sancto Ymnus by Hildegard von Bingen
“Sie liebten Sich beide” from Sechs Lieder by Clara Schumann
”Waldseligkeit” from Vier Lieder by Alma Mahler
”Hai Luli” from Six Mélodies and Cancion de le infanta by Pauline Viardot
”Sainte Nitouche” from Pancarte pour une porte d’entrée by Germaine Tailleferre
Six Dickinson Poems by Emily Lau
“Katherine of Aragon” and “Anne Boleyn” from Try Me Good King by Libby Larsen
Four Women by Nina Simone
Through the Guarded Gate** by Juliana Hall
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**SASS is proud to be presenting the world premiere of the cycle Through the Guarded Gate which we commissioned from composer Juliana Hall as a part of this recital.
Not only will we have the honor and privilege of presenting the world premiere of this work, but we project called "Beyond the Guarded Gate" which has become an international tour or “march” of this song cycle by mezzos and pianists around the globe.
We have over 170 interested mezzo sopranos and pianists (including all 50 states in the US) that are planning to perform this cycle after the world premiere as part of their own recitals. Details on this project are being released as they are available, and an interactive map is available to show you where and when you can go out and see the cycle near you! Click on the image below to explore the live version of the map.
A special thanks to E.C. Schirmer for making this project possible by gifting each artist (singer and pianist) with a digital copy of the score to use free of charge (that's over $8,000!!!). Back in September, E.C. Schirmer, posted a fantastic blog entry on their website that gives some background on the project and includes quotes from the composer of Through the Guarded Gate and from our director, Brian! Click HERE to go read the blog!
Artist Anika Orrock created the awesome image we are using for this recital. Anika shared it for free with Amplifier which is an awesome nonprofit that shares free art for public non-commerical use (thank you!!). This work was chosen to represent this recital.