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Singers’ Perspectives: Britten and Hensel

Singers’ Perspectives: Britten and Hensel

As we continue to share reflections from our singers about the music on this program, we highlight two pieces: Britten’s Five Flower Songs and Fanny Hensel’s Abendlich schon rauscht der Wald — each of which explores contrasts in its own right.

Awe in the Natural World: Composer Matt Van Brink

Awe in the Natural World: Composer Matt Van Brink

Matt Van Brink speaks to his favorite nature-inspired works, and to the process of “growing” a piece from concept to premiere and beyond. His beautiful, brief piece, “The Lower Leaves of Trees,” is included on SFCA’s March Program, Out of the Garden, Into the Woods: from Paradise to Scary.

A Joyous Cacophony: Jean Ahn on the Collective Power of Individual Voices

A Joyous Cacophony: Jean Ahn on the Collective Power of Individual Voices

Recall your favorite Christmas carol—you’ve probably called up a strong, striking melody sung in joyful unison. What if a carol could instead captured the fragmented, unique wonder of many perspectives on one miracle? Join Composer-in-Residence Jean Ahn as she reflects on her new work, her relationship with the Choral Artists, and the multifaceted spirit of Christmas.