2016-2017 Season

Concert II — Summer Past and Future
   with Janet Brown, soprano  

Sunday, January 15, 2017
8 p.m. (Pre-Concert Talk at 7 p.m.)

Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall at the Longy School of Music of Bard College
27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138
Map and Directions

Gordon Beeferman: Rites of Summer, East Coast Version (2015)
   First Boston performance
Daniel Strong Godfrey: Juliet at her Window (2004)
   First Boston performance
   Janet Brown, soprano
Marjorie Merryman: Elegiac Songs (2015)
   First Boston performance
   Janet Brown, soprano        
Seymour Shifrin: The Nick of Time (1978)
Carl Schimmel: rite. apotheosis (2007)                                    
   First Boston performance

About the Program
CNM’s second program features long-time Boston favorite, soprano Janet Brown, who sings two works, Daniel Strong Godfrey’s Juliet at her Window, an endearing expression of Juliet’s lonely pathos, and Marjorie Merryman’s Elegiac Songs, eloquent settings of two Louise Glück poems, songs she composed in memory of her husband, composer Edward Cohen. At the heart of the concert is the intricate and undoubtedly heady The Nick of Time, one of the last works of Boston’s Seymour Shifrin. Two reflections on Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring frame this bountiful program—Gordon Beeferman’s muscular Rites of Summer and Carl Schimmel’s optimistic rite. apotheosis


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