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Vibrant Song with Lucy Shelton & Friends

Sunday | February 24 2019 | 7 pm

Single Tickets $20-$30 Buy Tickets

In celebration of her 75th birthday, Lucy Shelton, legendary "new music diva" (The Boston Globe), will gather with a number of her prime collaborators and former students in a concert featuring beloved songs and chamber works. Shelton will reprise repertoire from her 1980 Naumburg Debut Recital (Villa-Lobos, Schwantner), perform songs written for her by Carter and Knussen, and premiere Ives song arrangements with The Westerlies (brass quartet). She will also sing works by Ravel, Rossini, and Schubert. This concert will be a vibrant celebration of Lucy Shelton's lasting legacy in the world of contemporary vocal music.


Lucy Shelton, soprano

with former students and collaborators
including Gilbert Kalish and The Westerlies


GIOACHINO ROSSINI  -  Adieux à la vie! (Élégie sur une seule note)
JOSEPH SCHWANTNER  -  Black Anemones 
ROBERT ZUIDAM  -  Implorazione (World Premiere)
IGOR STRAVINSKY  -  The Owl and the Pussy-cat
FRANZ SCHUBERT  -  Seligkeit
OLIVER KNUSSEN  -  Whitman Settings
      "When I Heard the Learn'd Astronomer"
      "A Noiseless Patient Spider"
      "The Dalliance of the Eagles"
      "The Voice of the Rain"

HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS  -  Suite for Voice and Violin
      "A Menina e a Cancao"
      "Quéro ser alégre"

MAURICE RAVEL  -  Chansons Madecasses
      "Aoua! Méfiez-vous des blancs!"
      "Il est doux"

ELLIOTT CARTER  -  Of Challenge and of Love
      "Am Klavier"
      "End of a Chapter"

STEPHEN FOSTER  -  Ah! May the Red Rose Live Alway
CHARLES IVES  -  Memories, The Se'er, Like a Sick Eagle, The Side Show, Songs My Mother Taught Me; HARRY VON TILZER  -  Wait 'til the Sun Shines Nellie