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Secrets of Ferns, a Song Cycle for Voice and Piano | Ana Guigui, mezzo-soprano Neil Olmstead, piano

Sun October 6 @ 7:30 pm 9:30 pm

Mezzo-soprano Ana Guigui will sing a recently composed song-cycle by composer/pianist Neil Olmstead titled Secrets of Ferns, with the composer accompanying. The song-cycle germinated while in residency at the Hambidge Center for Creative Arts and Sciences in Rabun Gap, Georgia. The texts are by two southern poets, Sara Pirkle Hughes and Anya Silver, and the composer. The five pieces depict the beauty, passion, love and suffering of human life and its relation to nature. The music blends jazz harmonic colors with traditional bel-canto voice. The tonal inferences are abstracted in a way to compel thoughtful reflection of our natural world while leading us toward inner contemplation of the suffering and beauty of our personal lives.

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Date:
Sun October 6
Time:
7:30 pm 9:30 pm
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Edward M. Pickman Concert Hall
Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street
Cambridge, MA 02138 United States
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