Join composer Peter Dayton (MM ’16, Composition) for a celebration of the change of season: a concert of songs on the autumn themes of transition, mortality, and nature. “The Saunter into Autumn” features an eclectic program of contemporary art song, featuring sopranos Katie Procell (MM ’18, Voice) and Arianna Arnold (MM 18, Voice) singing works by Baltimore-based composers Dayton and Michael Rickelton (MM ’10, Composition), as well as works by Tania León and Carl Smith. Baritone (and pianist) Aaron Thacker (MM ’16, Piano) will give the world premiere of Dayton’s “In the Desert” song cycle, setting poetry by Stephen Crane. All ticket sales will go to the performing artists. Dayton and collaborative pianists Valerie Hsu and Thacker will accompany.
This concert is supported by the Maryland State Arts Council. https://msac.org
3 Modernist Songs, by Peter Dayton: Arianna Arnold – Soprano, Peter Dayton – Piano
Atwood Songs, by Tania León: Arianna Arnold – Soprano, Valerie Hsu – Piano
In the Desert, by Peter Dayton: Aaron Thacker – Baritone, Valerie Hsu – Piano
Time and Memory, by Michael Rickelton: Katie Procell – Soprano, Aaron Thacker – Piano
When Israel Out of Egypt Came, by Carl Smith: Katie Procell – Soprano, Peter Dayton – Piano