For her Printempo concert, Solange Adamson, soprano and Harriet Hale Woolley scholar, has prepared a program spanning three centuries of classical music, written by European composers such as Purcell, Schubert, Mozart and Verdi, on the theme of changing emotions in the springtime.
This concert will be an exploration of the works of Purcell, Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Nadia Boulanger, Mozart, and Verdi. These works follow the changing emotions of springtime: one day is filled with warm sunshine, the next with freezing rain. New acquaintances flare up as love affairs and burn out just as quickly.
One of the first songs on this program begins with a quote from Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night: “If music be the food of love, sing on till I am fill’d with joy.” This line is spoken by the young Duke Orsino, deeply in love–though his infatuation will burn out quickly, to be replaced by a new attraction. When Purcell wrote this piece, music was believed to evoke harmony, in contrast with tempestuous nature which brought chaos and disruption. This concert is an exploration of both: the ways these very different composers interpret the ‘harmony’ of music, and the changing, sometimes violent emotions that nature paints across their pages. — Solange Adamson
Date: May 24 | Time: 7:30PM | Facebook event
COVID: wearing a mask is not mandatory, however it is strongly recommended. Please use the hydroalcoholic gel at your disposal.
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
I attempt from love’s sickness to fly in vain
If music be the food of love, sing on
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
An die Musik
Du bist die Ruh
Auf dem Wsser zu singen
W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Quando avran’ fine omai… Padre, germani, addio! (Idomeneo)
Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)
Son (A Dream)
Ne poy, krasavitsa, pri mne (Ne chantez plus pour moi, la belle)
Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979)
Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Tu puniscimi, o signore (Lusia Miller)
Canadian soprano Solange Adamson is a Harriet Hale Woolley Scholar and a student at the École Normale de Paris. She performs regularly in concerts at the Fondation des États-Unis and Salle Cortot and has recently sung at the Vienna Volksliedwerk and the Centennial Festival of the American Schools of the Arts in Fontainebleau. Her performances include the Abbess in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with the Center for Opera Studies in Italy, Dardano in Handel’s Amadigi with Opera UCLA, Michaela in Carmen at the École Normale de Musique, and the world premieres of Juana by Carla Lucero and The Emperor’s New Clothes by Nicki Sohn. Solange is a graduate of ENMP and UCLA where she studied with Olga Toporkova and Vladimir Chernov.