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    D'Anna Fortunato - Gala Vocal Chamber Music Concert

    Presented by at NEC's Jordan Hall

    April 5, 2011


    D'Anna Fortunato - Gala Vocal Chamber Music Concert

    Great artists give free concerts at New England Conservatory—simply because they teach here.

    In honor of former NEC President Gunther Schuller's 85th Birthday, D'Anna Fortunato presents an evening of "vocal chamber music of our time." This performance will feature music composed by Gunther Schuller, John Harbison, Mohammed Fairouz, Andrew List and John Greer.

    Fortunato, an NEC faculty member and favorite of Boston audiences whose festival appearances include Tanglewood and Berlin's Spectrum Festival, brings together guest speakers and musicians to celebrate the composer.

    The evening begins at 7:00 with a pre-concert talk focused around "Text Setting and Composing for Vocal Chamber Music." Poet Lloyd Schwartz is the moderator as Mr. Schuller, Mr. Harbison, Mr. Fairouz, Mr. Greer, and Mr. List are panelists. The concert begins at 8 pm, featuring Reneè Krimsier on flute, Rhonda Rider on cello, and John Greer on piano. The chamber ensemble is comprised of James Buswell, violin; James Orleans, bass; Steven Jackson, clarinet; Richard Svaboda, bassoon; Steve Emery, trumpet; Norma Bolter, trombone; and Ann Hobson Pilot, harp. The ensemble is conducted by Yoon Jae Lee.

    List's On the Wing
    A Song Cycle in Celebration of Birds (excerpt)

    Schuller's 6 Early Songs

    Fairouz's No Orpheus for contralto and cello
    With texts by Lloyd Schwartz

    Harbison's Book of Hours and Seasons; for voice, flute, cello and piano
    Dedicated to Fortunato

    Greer's Three Canadian Folksong Settings; for voice, flute, cello and piano

    Fairouz's Three Shakespeare Songs; for voice and chamber ensemble
    Dedicated to Malcolm Peyton

    NEC's Jordan Hall

    30 Gainsborough Street
    Boston, MA 02115

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    8:00 pm

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