CSI’s flagship Americana series turns to the music of living composers, featuring the winning cycle of the 2019 NATS Art Song Composition Award by Philip Lasser, as well as a bicentennial tribute to the acclaimed poet Walt Whitman. In a major juxtaposition, CSI artists also tackle John Corigliano’s iconic settings of Bob Dylan poetry for amplified soprano and piano. With a wide array of subject matter and compositional diversity, this program is sure to include something for everyone.
Philip Lasser | Elemental Earth (Midwest Premiere)
John Corigliano | Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan
Selected Walt Whitman settings by Martin Hennessy, Richard Pearson Thomas, and Ned Rorem