WORLD AIDS DAY CONCERTS

OAc_AIDS_quilt_0612_optThe Spacious Vision Song Project presented a pair of concerts around the themes of remembrance and compassion as part of observances of World AIDS Day 2013 in Long Beach and Glendale, CA. Selections from the AIDS Quilt Songbook stood at the center of each concert. The programs also included selections by Leonard Bernstein, Benjamin Britten, Aaron Copland, Carlisle Floyd, Richard Hundley, and others.

The roster of acclaimed performers for these concerts included baritone John Seesholtz, tenor Gerald Seminatore, and pianist Christopher Reed, joined by actress Diana Burbano and cellist Sean Fischer for a program of poetry, song, and remembrance.

REPERTOIRE

SONGS FROM THE AIDS QUILT SONGBOOK
Douglas Boyer: Do not stand at my grave
Chris de Blasio: The Disappearance of Light
Chris de Blasio: Elegy to Paul Jacobs
Chris de Blasio: Walt Whitman in 1989
Cary J. Franklin: As imperceptibly as grief
Ricky Ian Gordon: I never knew
John Harbison: The Flute of Interior Time
Daniel Kallman: When I am dead, my dearest
Evan Kuchar: Death Spirals
Annea Lockwood: For Richard

READINGS FROM THE AIDS QUILT SONGBOOK
Fred Hirsch: blues for an imaginary valentine
Marie Howe: A Certain Light
Rod Schreiber: The Birds of Sorrow

ADDITIONAL SONG REPERTOIRE
Leonard Bernstein: To what you said
Benjamin Britten: Night covers up the rigid land
Benjamin Britten: Fish in the unruffled lakes
Benjamin Britten: Death be not proud
Aaron Copland: Heart, we will forget him
John Duke: I carry your heart
Gerald Finzi: Fear no more the heat of the sun
Carlisle Floyd: For I am persuaded
Richard Hundley: Come ready and see me
John Musto: Litany
Virgil Thomson: My Shepherd will supply my need
Ralph Vaughn Williams: Hands, eyes, and heart

Videos from these performances are available at our YouTube channel

Audio files of several selections from these programs may be streamed at the Spacious Vision audio archive. www.soundcloud.com/spacious-vision

Performance photographs by Taso Papadakis

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