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Riffs and Relations: WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists

Arts & Theater

Singers from the WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and Program Director Robert Ainsley present an evening of art song engaging with the exhibition Riffs and Relations: African American Artists and the European Modernist Tradition. Drawing on themes of the Harlem Renaissance and the poetry of Langston Hughes, songs by William Grant Still, Adolphus Hailstork, and H. Leslie Adams will be juxtaposed with music by Darius Milhaud, Erik Satie, Arnold Schoenberg, William Bolcom, and George Gershwin.

Origins

STEPHEN FOSTER (1826-1864)
"The Voices that are Gone"

AARON COPLAND (1900-1990)
"The Boatman's Dance" from Old American Songs 

LOUIS MOREAU GOTTSCHALK (1829-1869)
"O Loving Heart, Trust On"

Ragtime

DARIUS MILHAUD (1892-1974)
"Mon histoire," Abandonée," and "Sans feu ni lieu" from Trois chansons de négresse

SCOTT JOPLIN (1868-1917)
"I Want to See my Child"

WILLIAM BOLCOM (b. 1938)
"Graceful Ghost Rag"

ERIK SATIE (1866-1925)
"La diva de l'empire"

Romanticism 

SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR (1875-1912)
"Onaway! Awake, beloved!" from Hiawatha's Wedding Feast

GUSTAV MAHLER (1860-1911)
"Frühlingsmorgen"

Blues

MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937)
"Chanson Romanesque" and "Chanson à boire" from Don Quichotte à Dulcinée

KU

Details
Start:
March 08, 2020
End:
March 08, 2020
Where:
The Phillips Collection 1600 21st Street Northwest Washington, District of Columbia 20009 United States
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