Curated by soprano Laura Strickling, this collection of 20 art songs is ideal for active performers looking for exciting new repertoire, voice teachers searching for fresh contemporary songs for their studios, or student vocalists seeking out unique and culturally-relevant new works to fulfill 21st century repertoire requirements.
These songs, which were predominantly composed in the 21st century, represent a broad range of compositional styles from composers living and writing today, and were curated for intermediate through advanced voices. Many of the songs in this volume are excerpted from larger cycles of songs, available directly from the composers.
Includes Fein’s song “Lullaby for a Baby Fairy,” commissioned by Chelsea Rose Friedlander
WKSU 89.7 Cleveland’s Philip de Oliveira interviews Evan Fein, Gerardo Teissonnière, and Corey Shotwell about Fein’s setting of Schubert’s Final Letter, a special “Winterreise” project.
Feature and Recording Here
Voce di Meche reviews Fein and Bergthórsson’s première of “Northern Voices” recital program at Scandinavia House in NYC. “In [Iceland’s] summer there is no night and in winter there is no day. No wonder the music is strange and beautiful!” Full review here
Continuing its commitment to new choral music, Musica Sacra’s final concerts pairs Mozart’s Solemn Vespers, K. 339, with a newly commisioned work by American composer, Evan Fein: Deborah, an oratorio exploring the biblical character drawn from the Book of Judges. Watch video here
Take Root–Imagine the Possibilities was the theme of orientation 2012, and some 220 new students put down roots at Juilliard during the proceedings. Orientation ran from August 26 through September 5; this annual rite of passage included the serious (placement exams), the semi-serious (learning about programs like Mentoring and Educational Outreach), and the fun (excursions to Chinatown, the Union Square Farmer’s Market, and other New York City locations). The big kickoff was the president’s welcome session on August 27; following are excerpts of remarks made by composition D.M.A. student Evan Fein at that session. – Full article