First Songs: Dawn Upshaw and the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program

Dawn Upshaw, internationally renowned soprano and Bard Vocal Arts Program artistic director, will perform with pianist and Bard faculty Kayo Iwama, the singers of the program, and the Bard Conservatory Collaborative Piano Fellows. The concert will feature the world premiere of Garden Songs by the acclaimed Argentinian composer Pablo Ortiz on the poetry of Louise Gluck, and written for Dawn Upshaw. The program will also include new and recent works by Kyle Gann (Your Staccato Ways), Shawn Jaeger (Two Songs from The Cold Pane), Matthew Schickele (Since 1500), and Bard composer Tamzin Elliott (When Vera), among others.

Sunday, April 12, 2015, 4 p.m.
$35; $25 for Members; $10 for students

Dawn Upshaw. Photography by Brooke Irish.

Please call (212) 685-0008 ext. 560 or e-mail for information.