Tyler Duncan, baritone; Erika Switzer, piano. A setting of poems from Louis MacKay's 1948 collection "The Ill-Tempered Lover". Three songs: I - Stand, Swaying Slightly; II - I Often Wonder; III - There is No Darkness.
Deanne Meek, mezzo soprano; 21st Century Consort: Jeremy Black, violin; Daniel Foster, viola; Rachel Young, cello; Lisa Emenheiser, piano; Christopher Kendall, conductor. Seven songs with two instrumental interludes: I - Moon / Mark Strand; II - Old Postcard of 42nd Street at Night / Charles Simic; III - New York dark in August / Edwin Denby; IV Burning for the ancient heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the machinery of night / Interlude; V - Avenue A / Frank O’Hara; VI - Lullaby / W. H. Auden; VII - The Mad Scene / James Merrill; VIII - Of sorrow from the moonstruck darkness / Interlude; IX - A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island / O’Hara.
Lindsay Kesselman, soprano; Erika Boysen, flute; Gunnar Owen Hirthe, clarinet & bass clarinet; Nathalie Shaw, violin; Norbert Lewandowski, violoncello; Ian Rosenbaum, vibraphone & glockenspiel; Oscar Micaelsson, piano; Kevin Noe, conductor & artistic director. Two songs: I - Shell; II - Wing. Text by Robert Fanning.