Lara Downes: `I've Seen Rivers` at Bargemusic

Friday  21 April  2017  8:00 PM    Friday  21 April  2017 10:00 PM
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This fluvially-focused recital draws inspiration from various genres: the stately grandeur of Kern's show tune Old Man River, the poly-stylist meanderings of Rzewski's Down by the Riverside, the haunting melodic streams of Sarah Kirkland Snider's The Currents, the aching nostalgia of Shenandoah, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor’s majestic Deep River, and more. The program is bookended by barcarolles, opening with Ned Rorem's melancholy Barcarolle No. 1 and closing with Chopin's shimmering Barcarolle, Op. 60.

Says Lara of the music: "This program was directly inspired by my affection for the Barge, and the totally unique experience of making music on the river, literally rolling with the currents. I also chose the title I've Seen Rivers from a Langston Hughes poem, because I think that here in America we are all connected by our rivers, which run through our history, culture, and music."

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2 Old Fulton St, Brooklyn, 11201, NY, United States

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-- 18/04/2017 15:10

Lara Downes Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 17/04/2017 14:18
I cover the waterfront...

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-- 13/04/2017 02:37

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-- 11/04/2017 16:00
Looking forward to playing Sarah Kirkland Snider's "The Currents" on this river-inspired program...
Steve Rottler
-- 11/04/2017 16:00
Thanks Lara-hope to catch up with you soon-gorgeous day in Seattle-sparkling water and snow capped peaks- Steve

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-- 04/04/2017 19:52

Lara Downes Commento inserito tramite Facebook
-- 28/03/2017 21:18
Oh, Shenandoah, I long to hear you Look away, you rollin' river...
https://open.spotify.com/track/09GH1svsx0Xe829wZO9U45
Kathleen Supove
-- 28/03/2017 21:18
If at all possible, I'll be there!!!!

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-- 28/03/2017 18:16
Bargemusic
2 Old Fulton St, Brooklyn, 11201, NY, United States
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