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La France IV: La France Moderne

 02 February 2018 at 7:30PM-10:00PM 

La France IV: La France Moderne

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States

Sarah Brailey, Charlotte Mundy, soprano; Steven Eddy, baritone; Mike Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano

On Friday February 2nd, 2018 Brooklyn Art Song Society presents the 4th installment of its ambitious 5-concert series La France: La France Moderne. La France Moderne explores the musical landscape of France after World War II through song. Soprano Charlotte Mundy performs Oliver Messiaen's monumental Poèmes pour Mi, written for his first wife; baritone Steven Eddy (winner, Joy in Singing) performs Henri Dutilleuxs early masterpiece 2 Sonnets de Jean Cassou; and soprano Sarah Brailey (Lorelei Ensemble) gives the American premiere of underrated master Jean Barraqués 3 Mélodies on texts by Baudelaire, Rimbaud, and from the Psalm of Psalms. This concert is proceeded by a pre-concert lecture by acclaimed composer Daniel Felsenfeld at 7:00PM.

Olivier Messiaen : Poèmes pour Mi
Jean Barraque : 3 Melodies
Edgard Varèse : Un Grand Sommeil Noir
Henri Dutilleux : 2 Sonnets de Jean Cassou

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