Day 74: Music and Art

Tonight, another inspiring evening of song and visual art at The Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., the second of this summer’s Vocal Colors concerts. Soprano Amy Owens, baritone Morgan Pearse, and pianist Emily Senturia offered up 11 songs chosen to pair with artwork in the museum’s collection:

“Let Beauty Awake” (Vaughan Williams/Stevenson) Red Sun (Miró)
“Les filles de Cadix” (Delibes/Musset) Spanish Ballet (Manet)
“When Daffodils Begin to Peer” (Quilter/Shakespeare) Efflorescence (Klee)
“Sehnsuch nach der Waldgegend” (Schumann/Kerner) Deer in the Forest (Marc)
“Last Night the Rain Spoke to Me” (Laitman/Oliver) The Shower (Braque)
“Anninnia” (Prestini/Di Novelli) The Family (Daumier)
“Hôtel” (Poulenc/Apollinaire) Untitled, 2011 (Meyers)
“The Clock of the Years” (Finzi/Hardy) Woman Sweeping (Vuillard)
Head of the Woman (Derain)
Standing Nude (Diebenkorn)
Caryatid (Modigliani)
“Dieu vous garde” (Milhaud/Ronsard) The Washington Arch (Hassam)
“Il bacio” (Arditi/Aldighieri) Joinville (Dufy)
“George” (from Cabaret Songs) (Bolcom/Weinstein) Woman with Umbrella (Faurer)
Canyon (Frankenthaler)

It was a wonderful beginning for a weekend filled with song: Steven Blier and his cast will deliver a delightful double dose of The Rodgers Family at The Barns this Saturday and Sunday.

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