"Songs of the Earth" – Yale Composers' Art Song Program

  • St Paul's Episcopal Church 58 3rd Street Troy, NY, 12180

The entire composition studio of the Yale School of Music, 13 members strong, will collaborate on the creation of a 13-part song cycle on poetry about the natural world, to be performed by a 9-member ensemble of Albany Symphony musicians, four brilliant young singers, and conductor David Alan Miller.

Yale composers contributing newly created songs to the project are: Krists Auznieks, Matthew Bridgham, Natalie Diettrich, Katherine Balch, Ehtna Braun, Hilary Purrington, Benjamin Wallace, Tiange Zhou, Brian Heim, Dylan Mattingly, Molly Joyce, Michael Gilbertson, and Lilita Ugay.

The uniqueness of the project lies not only in the creation of stunning new art songs by some of the most exciting composers of tomorrow, but also in the collaboration between these young composers and the Albany Symphony’s musicians.

The concert will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11th, at historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, 58 3rd Street, in Troy, NY.  St. Paul’s has a fully integrated Tiffany interior, and is one of Louis Comfort Tiffany’s greatest masterpieces.