#MeToo: Pathways to Healing
Jan
20
8:00 PM20:00

#MeToo: Pathways to Healing

Final event of the 2019 songSLAM FESTIVAL
Sopranos Jennifer Holloway, Kamala Sankaram, Karen Slack
Mezzo-sopranos Margaret Lattimore, Naomi Louisa O'Connell
Pianists Lydia Brown, Kathleen Kelly

Featuring a world premiere song cycle by Natalie Draper with texts by Judy Grahn, and world premiere song by Nailah Nombeko with text by Mahzi Kane. Other featured composers include: Nina Simone, Leslie Uyeda, Kamala Sankaram, Sheila Silver, Gabrielle Rosse Owens, Ethyl Smyth, Aretha Franklin, Melanie Safka and more!

To see the complete program for the evening click HERE.
To read the program notes click HERE.

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Expressions of Love: Stephanie Blythe and friends
Jan
19
8:00 PM20:00

Expressions of Love: Stephanie Blythe and friends

3rd event of the 2019 songSLAM FESTIVAL
Mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe & pianist Alan Louis Smith
Soprano Maggie Finnegan & pianist Daniel Overly

Featuring world-premiere song cycles by Juliana Hall and Scott Gendel, and music by Alan Louis Smith and more!

To see the program for the evening click HERE.

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Word of Mouth: Mark Campbell in Song
Jan
18
8:00 PM20:00

Word of Mouth: Mark Campbell in Song

2nd event of the 2019 songSLAM FESTIVAL
Songs featuring the words of poet and lyricist Mark Campbell
Soprano Martha Guth, baritone Jesse Blumberg, and pianist Erika Switzer.

Featuring world premiere song cycles by Mark Baechle and Kamala Sankaram, and songs by Conrad Cummings, Ricky Ian Gordon, Stephen Hoffman, Gihieh Lee, Robert Paterson, and Kevin Puts.

To see the full program click HERE.
To read the program notes click HERE.

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NYC songSLAM
Jan
17
8:00 PM20:00

NYC songSLAM

1st event of the 2019 songSLAM FESTIVAL

The flagship event for Sparks & Wiry Cries, the NYC songSLAM is a unique competition for emerging composer/performer teams to premiere new art song. In the poetry-slam tradition, audience members vote on their favorite performances, and $2,000 in cash prizes are awarded.

Team registration for the NYC songSLAM is $15 and will open HERE (click the link!) at 6pm on Monday November 19th.  For complete NYC songSLAM rules please click here.  Tickets for the competition are $20 and have historically sold out early!

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