A NEW CD IS ON THE WAY
My first solo CD contains three complete song cycles, performed beautifully by countertenor Darryl Taylor with the composer at the piano, and soprano Susan Narucki with pianist Donald Berman.
You can order LOVE’S SIGNATURE at this time from Indiegogo.
Juliana Hall is known primarily as an American art song and vocal chamber music composer whose music has been heard in 26 countries on six continents.
Highlights of the upcoming 2016-2017 concert season include world premiere performances of Hall’s song cycle O Mistress Mine, written for the late Brian Asawa and performed in his memory by countertenor Darryl Taylor at the 2016 Norfolk Chamber Music Festival; a large vocal chamber setting of Elizabeth Bishop’s poem Roosters by the vocal duo Feminine Musique at the Contemporary Undercurrent of Song Project in Princeton, NJ; the song cycle How Do I Love Thee? by soprano Martha Guth and a large setting of Edgar Allan Poe’s The Bells by soprano Alexandra Porter on a composer profile concert, also at the Contemporary Undercurrent of Song Project; the song cycle Upon This Summer’s Day by soprano Nadine Benjamin at the 2016 London Festival of American Music; and a brand new song cycle, Christina’s World, commissioned and premiered by soprano Gwen Coleman Detwiler on the Cincinnati Song Initiative series.
Juliana’s song cycle Night Dances will also be performed on an art song concert on the Capital Fringe Chamber Music Series in Washington, DC and on two concerts as part of the Calliope’s Call art song series in Boston, all by soprano Maggie Finnegan; and her song cycles Dreams in War Time and Propriety by are being presented on a special profile concert – CELESTIAL REFRAINS: SONGS OF JULIANA HALL – by the Casement Fund Song Series in New York City, with soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon and mezzo soprano Jazimina MacNeil.
— Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe
in the Screening Room
Dawn Upshaw, soprano and Margo Garrett, piano (NIGHT DANCES)
Christopher Walker, tenor and Juliana Hall, piano (PEACOCK PIE)
Katherine Eberle, mezzo soprano and Robin Guy, piano (THEME IN YELLOW)
Richard Lalli, baritone and Juliana Hall, piano (DEATH’S ECHO)
Jayne West, soprano and Karen Sauer, piano (SYLLABLES OF VELVET, SENTENCES OF PLUSH)
Joel Burcham, tenor and Elizabeth Avery, piano (THE HOLY SONNETS OF JOHN DONNE)
from LOVE’S SIGNATURE
LAWN AS WHITE AS DRIVEN SNOW (Shakespeare)
WHO IS SILVIA? (Shakespeare)
TO EMILY FOWLER (FORD) (Dickinson)
TO SUSAN GILBERT (DICKINSON) I (Dickinson)
in the Listening Room
at Capital Fringe
Thursday, September 1, 2016
Soprano Maggie Finnegan will sing my song cycle NIGHT DANCES at the Capital Fringe Chamber Series.
CLASSICAL VOCAL REPRINTS
for songs by Juliana Hall
Soprano Maggie Finnegan
Looking forward to performances in September and October!
O MISTRESS MINE
& Recording Sessions
A magical evening followed by the completion of my first solo CD recording.
J. W. PEPPER, INC.
for songs by Juliana Hall