For soprano, Gweneth Ann Rand, song recitals are like baring the soul – and she’s never shied away from art that asks big questions. Today, she performs music that explores the Black experience; and whether they’re protest songs from the streets of America or seductive fantasies from the salons of Paris, they’ll acquire a new meaning from her radiant voice and compelling stage presence.
Trad Sometimes I feel Like a Motherless Child
Debussy Recuillement, Le Balcon & Mort des Amants from 5 Poèmes de Baudelaire
Abel Meeropol Strange Fruit (as sung by Billie Holliday)
Ravel Nahandove, Aoua, Il est Doux from Chansons Madécasses (Evariste de Parny)
Scottish/Appalachian Trad Black is the Colour of my True Love’s Hair (as sung by Nina Simone)
Harry Sever Tears (Maya Angelou)
Errollyn Wallen Peace on Earth
Adolphus Hailstork Decisions from Songs of Love and Justice (Martin Luther King)
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