MARCH 12, 2021
The IN Series
Teresa Ferrara, Soprano | Allison Freeman, Piano
in conjunction with Women’s History Month
In honor of Women’s History Month, local soprano Teresa Ferrara presents a recital that explores the works of American women composers and poets, who are too often overlooked in conventional classical programming. Showcasing pieces by both living and African American composers, this program gives just a taste of the impact women have had on music and the world. From the poetry of Emily Dickinson to the works of Lori Laitman, Teresa—along with pianist Allison Freeman—will be exploring over 100 years of American women in the arts.
Dreams of the Heart | Roy Belfield, Jr. (b. 1968)
My Little Dreams (Text by Georgia Douglas Johnson, 1880-1966)
Houses of Dreams (Text by Sarah Teasdale, 1884-1933)
Hold Fast Your Dreams (Text by Louise Driscoll, 1975-1957)
[Selections from the] Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson | Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
(Emily Dickinson, 1830-1886)
Why Do They Shut Me Out of Heaven?
Going to Heaven!
Will There Really be a Morning? | Richard Hundley (1931-2018)
African American Women Composers
In the Springtime by Composer Betty Jackson King (1928-1994)
Love Let the Wind Cry…How I Adore Thee and Come Down Angels (spiritual) by Composer Undine Smith Moore (1904-1989)
Piano solo: To a Yellow Rose and An April Day by Composer Florence Price (1887-1953)
Serenade by Composer Jean Eichelberger Ivey (1923-2010)
If I… (Text by Emily Dickinson) and Dreaming by Composer Lori Laitman (b. 1955)
In honor of Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and her favorite opera, The Marriage of Figaro
Dove sono from Le Nozze di Figaro by Composer W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)