American Portraits: Andrew Garland

new-3c.s600x600Our friends Andrew Garland and Donna Loewy have been on tour again, with song recitals in Atlanta, Texas, and other locations. Andy is one of the most dynamic and theatrically gifted performers of art song in this country, and Donna is a peerless collaborator at the piano. They are in the vanguard of artists working to preserve art song as a living tradition in the 21st century.

Don’t know why this didn’t occur to us sooner–but here’s a plug for their recently released CD recording. “American Portraits” is a compendium of art songs by living American composers, and has been enthusiastically praised in many quarters. (ALL Amazon reviewers have rated it 5 stars.) Click here for an OPERA NEWS review. The Amazon link is here.

If you’d like an introduction to Andy and Donna’s artistry and sense of humor,
click here for a performance of Lori Laitman’s “Men with Small Heads.”