Old First Concerts
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2013 AT 8:00PM

Ann Moss and Steven Bailey with the Hausmann String Quartet
Currents CD Release Celebration
 
Karen Rosenak, piano; Ann Moss, soprano; Steven Bailey, piano; Isaac Allen, violin; Eric Chin, violin; Angela Choong, viola; Jeremiah Shaw, 'cello; Jeremías García, guitar
 
Arnold Schoenberg String Quartet No. 2, Op. 10 (1908)
Vartan Aghababian Seven Songs (2003) for soprano and string quartet
John Thow for Love: Three Songs for Soprano and Piano (1980, rev. 2003)
Liam Wade Silver Apples (2008) for soprano and piano
Weslie Brown Practice Your Flamenco (2008) arrange for soprano and string quartet by Liam Wade
Joni Mitchell Suite (2013) arranged by Liam Wade & Ann Moss

Currents is a dynamic new recording project that features acclaimed soprano Ann Moss performing some of the extraordinary new and recent American vocal/chamber music she has championed over the past decade. Currents was recorded in the spring of 2013 at Skywalker Sound, produced by Grammy® Award winner Leslie Ann Jones, with a dream team of collaborators from the chamber music, new music, and jazz communities. Repertoire on the album includes two works composed especially for her by Liam Wade and Vartan Aghababian; an unpublished song cycle by the late John Thow; a haunting, lyric ballad for soprano and Flamenco guitar by Weslie Brown; and five new arrangements created especially for the recording of songs by one of the most beloved songwriters of all time, Joni Mitchell. This program features repertoire from Currents as well as Schoenberg's 1908 String Quartet No. 2 with poetry by Stefan George.

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