College Music Society National Conference Presentation

OAc_AIDS_quilt_0612_opt_smallA lecture-recital authored by core group members John Seesholtz and Gerald Seminatore was presented today at the National Conference of the College Music Society. A large audience was introduced to the AIDS Quilt Songbook, and heard  performances by John and Gerald of songs by Annea Lockwood, John Harbison, and Chris DeBlasio. It was well received and stimulated further discussion among some of the attendees.

Concert recordings now available for streaming on SoundCloud!

Thanks to the SoundCloud music sharing service, we are pleased to share several recordings of performances from recent Spacious Vision programs.

You can hear soprano Barbara Kilduff and tenor Gerald Seminatore, along with pianist Libor Dudas, in selections from our recent New Year Concert at Bowdoin College. The program included songs by George Frederic Handel, Hugo Wolf, Peter Warlock, John Jacob Niles, and others.

Our 2012 concerts for World AIDS Day elicited deeply felt and appreciative responses from our audiences. From the SoundCloud page, you may stream readings and songs from the AIDS Quilt Songbook, as well as songs by Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten, John Duke, Carlisle Floyd, and Richard Hundley. Performers include actress Diana Burbano, pianist Christopher Reed, baritone John Seesholtz, and tenor Gerald Seminatore.

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