Survey of Les Six: La Vie en France
Sep
23
7:30 pm19:30

Survey of Les Six: La Vie en France

  • Willis Music Steinway Gallery

About

Young love. Ennui. Irony. Tragedy. Hope. These are just some of the topics touched upon by the Les Six composers in their versatile output. From songs lamenting the Great War to folk-inspired peasant music and everything in between, the second installment of CSI's Survey of Les Six will provide a glimpse into everyday twentieth-century French life.

Program

Darius Milhaud: Trois chansons de Troubadour
Arthur Honegger: Trois poèmes de Claudel

Francis Poulenc: Deux poèmes de Louis Aragon
Georges Auric: Quatre chants de la France malheureuse
Francis Poulenc: "Bleuet"

Darius Milhaud: Trois chansons de négresse
Francis Poulenc: Chansons villageoises

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Survey of Les Six: Around the World in 60 Minutes
Nov
11
7:30 pm19:30

Survey of Les Six: Around the World in 60 Minutes

  • Willis Music Steinway Gallery

About

Not only did the composers of Les Six create a unique sound world to reflect their beloved France, they used their revolutionary aesthetic to depict intriguing far-away lands. Experience the final concert of CSI's Survey of Les Six in an exoticism-themed program that will transport you out of 20th-century France and around the world to England, Russia, Vietnam, and beyond.

Program

Germaine Tailleferre: Six chansons françaises
Francis Poulenc: "Hyde Park"
Arthur Honegger: Petit cours de morale

Georges Auric: Huit poèmes de Jean Cocteau

Darius Milhaud: Le soirées de Pétrograde
Louis Durey: Deux poemes de Ho-Chi-Minh
Arthur Honegger: Trois chansons de la petite sirène

Francis Poulenc: "Voyage à Paris," "Montparnasse," Parisiana

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Americana: How Beautiful They Were
Jan
7
Jan 14

Americana: How Beautiful They Were

Performance Dates & Locations

To be announced

About

In a groundbreaking collaboration between CSI and Cincinnati Chamber Opera, the intimate world of art song meets the dramatic world of theater as two of the most iconic 20th-century American song cycles, on writings of esteemed female poets Emily Dickinson and Virginia Woolf, come to life.

Program

Aaron Copland: 12 Poems of Emily Dickinson
Dominic Argento: From the Diary of Virginia Woolf

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As You Like It
Mar
11
3:00 pm15:00

As You Like It

  • First Lutheran Church

About

CSI teams up with Cincinnati Shakespeare Company to bring a one-of-a-kind collaboration to life in the first concert of its Mixed Bag series. Featuring distinguished interpreters of song from CSI's artist roster, as well as Cincinnati Shakespeare ensemble members, spoken word will be paired and juxtaposed with art song to illuminate the Bard of Avon's most famous words.

Program

Gerald Finzi: Let Us Garlands Bring, Op. 18
Richard Strauss: Drei Lieder der Ophelia, Op. 67
Thomas Pasatieri: "Lady Macbeth"
Selected songs by Heggie, Schubert, Wolf, and others

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Angels and Sinners
May
6
3:00 pm15:00

Angels and Sinners

  • Armstrong Chapel United Methodist Church

About

Art song aficionados Martha Guth and Erika Switzer grace the Cincinnati stage for a stunning recital to be savored by all. The dynamic duo will bring to life the words and sounds of some of history's most beloved poets and composers, centered around Canadian Andrew Staniland's Execution Songs.

Program

To be announced

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