Part of the 2017 Marilyn Horne Song Competition Winners National Recital Tour &
The Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert Series
LOCATED AT PRESTON BRADLEY HALL IN THE CHICAGO CULTURAL CENTER
WED, MAR 28 AT 12:15 PM / FREE ADMISSION / 78 E. Washington Street
broadcast live by WFMT 98.7 FM and streamed live at wfmt.com
Soprano Hannah Rose Kidwell and pianist Christina Giuca, winners of the nation’s premiere annual competition for song recitals, competed for The Regina Roney Prize (a $5,000 cash award), and the opportunity to perform on a national tour in Santa Barbara, Houston, Chicago, and New York City.
Guest composer and jurist Jake Heggie wrote a Music Academy commissioned song cycle for the winners, with the support of Dody and Eric Small, to make its premiere on the tour.
Recital Tour Program
TURINA Tres Poemas, Op. 81
MAHLER Rückert Lieder
ENESCU Sept chansons de Clement Marot
JAKE HEGGIE “These Strangers”
(world premiere, Music Academy of the West commission)
Includes poems and texts by Emily Dickinson, Frederick Douglass, Martin Niemöller, and Walt Whitman.
PORTER “Looking at You”
BERNSTEIN "Somewhere," from West Side Story
FOSTER "Beautiful Dreamer"
Program subject to change
The competition and recital tour has been generously supported by The Little One and The Lucky One Foundations, Linda Seltzer Yawitz, and Steinway & Sons.