Saturday, October 9, 2010
Natalie Lerch & Lucy Wenger: She said/He said
Soprano Natalie Lerch and pianist Lucy Wenger explore the writings of female poets as interpreted by male composers. With only a few known selections by Debussy and Poulenc, the duo have assembled a program of new music featuring piano solos and songs for voice and piano by contemporary composers on texts by Emily Dickenson, Edna St. Vincent Milay, Roxanne Rea and Louise de Vilmorin. Included in the program are songs by Eric Banks, Gordon Getty, Bill Rea, Adam Stern and Paul Vasile. Piano rags by William Bolcom and tangos by Ernesto Nazareth offer additional variety.