In simple terms, an art song is a poem set to music, usually for trained voice and piano accompaniment. More than that, art song strives to be the perfect combination of music and literature, based on four elements: poet, composer, singer and accompanist. The composer uses the full resources of the art form to embellish the poet’s text, sometimes even realizing potential interpretations that were not explicit in the poet’s words. In well-realized Art Song, the composer creates a duet between the accompanist and the vocalist. That is, the art song paints for us a picture of what the poet might have envisioned.
Join Opera Idaho’s Resident Company singers in this series of recitals dedicated to art songs. These non-staged songs often incorporate well-known poems and seasonal themes with complex music and piano.
- May 19, 2019
- June 9, 2019
All performances at 2:30pm.
Esther Simplot Performing Arts Academy
Boise Philharmonic Rehearsal Room, upstairs
516 S 9th St, Boise
Join us for a small reception after the recital. Wine provided by: