Riffs and Relations: WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists
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.
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"
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"
SAMUEL COLERIDGE-TAYLOR (1875-1912)
"Onaway! Awake, beloved!" from Hiawatha's Wedding Feast
GUSTAV MAHLER (1860-1911)
MAURICE RAVEL (1875-1937)
"Chanson Romanesque" and "Chanson à boire" from Don Quichotte à Dulcinée