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2020 Lindsey Christiansen Art Song Festival

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This year’s festival celebrates the vocal music of Samuel Barber. Pennsylvania-born and Curtis-educated, Barber rose to international prominence at a young age, producing a catalogue of works that has been embraced by generations. Steeped in the music of Debussy, Strauss, Brahms and the Italian masters, Barber’s musical style mixes 19th-century Romanticism with a distinctive brand of chromaticism and modernist techniques.

Possessing an exceptional understanding of the voice and the expressive gestures inherent in language, Barber wrote songs and operatic works outstanding for their emotional depth and dramatic charge. His vast song collection includes diverse and distinctive settings of texts from the English language canon, from the fantastical visions of James Joyce to the psychologically astute meditations of Irish monks from the 8th to the 13th centuries, to the American lyricism of James Agee. Concerts will feature all of Barber’s published songs as well as several large-scale vocal works and lesser-known, previously unpublished songs. Join us for this exploration of an American master. 

Students will present research papers about Samuel Barber's music on Friday, February 28 at 6:45 p.m.

 

Performers

Westminster Choir College students

Ticket Information 

Admission: $15 adults and $10 students/seniors
Box Office: 609-921-2663
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Event Schedule
Date / Time Registration Location
Friday, February 28, 2020

7:30pm

Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ, 08540
United States
Saturday, February 29, 2020

7:30pm

Bristol Chapel, Westminster Choir College
101 Walnut Lane
Princeton, NJ, 08540
United States