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The Voice of Sulpicia and Others: Art Song Recital and Discussion

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Join composer-pianist Jessica Krash, soprano Emily Noël and poet-translator Mary Maxwell for the world premiere of “Sulpicia’s Songs,” a song cycle based on the lyrics of the only female poet from Rome’s classical age whose works have survived into the modern era. Also on the program will be a reading of Maxwell’s translations of the medieval Occitan poet Beatrice of Die; a set of piano works composed and performed by Krash (from her CDs, Obstructed View and What I Wanted to Tell You); as well as Krash’s modern arrangements of the oldest known song cycle (to be sung by Noël), the 13th century Portuguese-Galician Cantigas d’amigo. A discussion with all three participants about the musical and textual challenges involved in bringing ancient and medieval female voices “back to life” will follow the concert.

Earlier Event: July 5
Santa Fe Desert Chorale
Later Event: October 28
A Tale of Two Cities