Sunday, November 17, 2019, at 4 PM
Word Over All: Whitman in Song
Florilegium will open our 44th season with a bicentennial tribute to the poetry of Walt Whitman. The program explores Whitman’s words through settings by Randall Thompson, Norman Dello Joio, René Clausen, and others. Central to the program is Jeffrey Van's four-movement song cycle for choir and guitar, A Procession Winding Around Me, a poignant setting of four of Whitman's Civil War poems with a wide emotional range, from anguish and anger to catharsis and hope.
Randall Thompson - The Last Invocation
René Clausen - Three Whitman Settings
Jeffrey Van - A Procession Winding Around Me
Daniel Elder - Shadows Will Fall
David Conte - Two songs from A Whitman Triptych
Bob Chilcott - The Modern Man I Sing
Norman Dello Joio - A Jubilant Song
Concerts take place at Trinity Lutheran Church (164 West 100th Street, Manhattan); click here for directions and more information. WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBILITY: We regret that Trinity's sanctuary and bathrooms are not wheelchair accessible.