American Modern: Songs of Love and Longing

sunday, march 24, 2019 at 3:00 PM

All Saints Parish
1773 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445

George Case, conductor

In the final concert of its 2018-2019 season, The Boston Cecilia presents American Modern: Songs of Love and Longing featuring acclaimed mezzo-soprano Margaret Lias and a seven-piece chamber orchestra to accompany the Cecilia chorus.

The program includes John Corigliano’s exuberant setting of Dylan Thomas’ Fern Hill for mezzo-soprano, chorus and strings and three powerful pieces for string orchestra and chorus - Eric Whitacre’s Five Hebrew Love Songs, Jake Runestad’s The Hope of Loving and Tarik O’Regan’s cantata, Triptych.

These American composers of the 20th and 21st centuries chose texts of love - both secular and sacred. Runestad, commenting on his commission for The Hope of Loving, noted the violence and conflict in our 21st century world, and wrote, “How will you ever find peace unless you yield to love?”

The Boston Cecilia invites you to yield to your love of music and plan to join us for a memorable concert!

John Corigliano - Fern Hill
Jake Runestad - Hope of Loving
Eric Whitacre - Five Hebrew Love Songs
Tarik O'Regan - Triptych