JULIANA HALL | AMERICAN ART SONG COMPOSER

Welcome

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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.

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Highlights of the upcoming 2016-2017 concert season will include the world premieres 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 Upon This Summer’s Day by soprano Nadine Benjamin at the 2016 London Festival of American Music; a brand new song cycle, Christina’s World, commissioned and premiered by soprano Gwen Coleman Detwiler in Cincinnati; and a newly-commissioned work for two cellos for CelloPointe (a live chamber music / contemporary ballet group founded by ex-Beaux Arts Trio and Guarneri Quartet cellist Peter Wiley and his daughter Dona, a professional dancer) in New York City.

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Juliana Hall caught much of Emily Dickinson’s humor and gentle lyricism in seven songs drawn from her letters, ‘Syllables of Velvet, Sentences of Plush.’ A bright, extended tonality and a moving, spare lyricism allowed the texts to breathe. Her first setting of ‘To Susan Gilbert’ was the most genuinely moving music of the afternoon.

— Richard Dyer, The Boston Globe

SAMPLE SONGS
in the Screening Room

AUDIO CREDITS:
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)

VIDEO CREDITS:
Joel Burcham, tenor and Elizabeth Avery, piano (THE HOLY SONNETS OF JOHN DONNE)

PERFORMER SPOTLIGHT
Countertenor Darryl Taylor

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Looking forward to performing and recording together in August!

New Collaborations
and Compositions

Exciting projects!

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Happy to announce two new song cycle collaborations with some fine musicians – looking forward to our work together!

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THE VENUES
Performance Locations

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J. W. PEPPER, INC.
for songs by Juliana Hall

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