Program 22

Ann Callaway, Char (2021), premiere 

on poetry of  Kurahara Shinjiro

  1. Salmon
  2. Char
  3. A far-off Friend
  4. Sunset
  5. Thoughts on Stones

Richard Mix, bass
Jerome Kuderna, piano

Allen Shearer, From Spell to Trance (2021), premiere
Song cycle on poems of Elizabeth Jennings

    1. A Weather Spell
    2. Sea-Drunk
    3. Winter Wind
    4. Song of Love and Peace
    5. A Trance of Spring

Tonia D’Amelio, soprano
Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano


Peter Josheff, Rag Wrung Dry: Images from the Past III (2020-21)
Eight poems for spoken voice & piano

    1. Biting
    2. Sad rose
    3. Bested by blessings
    4. Bruising inward
    5. Rugged
    6. Winter twilight
    7. Deep furrows
    8 .Beads of sweat

Peter Josheff, words & music, spoken voice
Brenda Tom Vahur, piano

Antonio Celaya, Chugachugazjung, premiere

Victoria Ehrlich, cello
Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano
Allen Shearer, excerpts from Prospero’s Island                   
Opera on a libretto by Claudia Stevens after Shakespeare

Ariel’s song, “Beneath your feet my people lie”
Miranda’s first aria, “I am Miranda”
Miranda’s second aria, “I am not your trinket, Father”

Tonia D’Amelio, soprano
Claudia Stevens, mezzo soprano (echo)
Keisuke Nakagoshi, piano