THE ART OF SONG – Daron Hagen, World Premiere
Monday, November 4, 2019, 7:30PM (Composer Talk at 7PM)
Church of the Holy Trinity
1904 Walnut Street Philadelphia PA 19103
“The Art of Song”, jointly commissioned by LF and The Brooklyn Art Song Society, is Hagen’s new concert length song-cycle featuring the verse of poets that for him have fueled a lifetime of song composition. With more than 40 song cycles to his credit, Daron Hagen here creates a work in the tradition of Rorem’s “Evidence of Things Unseen” and Bernstein’s “Songfest” – milestone compositions from composers at the height of their powers, commemorating a milestone birthday. The new work is scored for vocal sextet in various solos and ensemble movements accompanied by piano four hands. It will be performed on the composer’s birthday and celebrate his 60th year. The performance will lead off with a composer talk at 7PM.