Year of Glad is finally coming to Boston! Here are the event details, from Joelle Kross (who premiered YoG in Chicago two years ago):
Joelle Kross, soprano
Clera Ryu, piano
Patrick Greene wrote a beautiful song cycle for my masters recital, and it's about time it was performed in Boston!
Year of Glad sets poems from Jenni B. Baker's Erasing Infinite, based on David Foster Wallace’s epic novel Infinite Jest. She is taking each of the novel’s 1,079 pages and digitally erasing most of the words on the page, leaving poems that, in Patrick’s words, “distill and explode and refract the words of my favorite book.” Patrick was also inspired by Robert Schumann’s Frauenliebe und –leben. Both song cycles follow a woman’s love and life from first meeting her man, though their life together, his death, and beyond, but Patrick’s offers a decidedly more modern take on relationships. This performance will pair Year of Glad with selections from Frauenliebe und -leben.
I am also delighted to present works by two wonderful Chicago-based composers: Heidi Joosten's She and Amy Beth Kirsten's To See What I See.
Donations gratefully accepted to cover producing expenses.