Dear Conspirare friends,
Thank you for your deep listening participation at our season opener “The Poet Sings: Emily Dickinson.” We are honored to have spent this Sunday afternoon offering this gift of music. Our artists selected a variety of pieces that resonated with you in many different ways. I heard from several listeners about Adam Jacob Simon’s piece commissioned especially for this performance, “Sweet Mountains.” It’s a beautiful duet, and so that you may experience the piece again we are sharing the live recording below.
I hope you were inspired by the conversation with Sonja, Eric and Emily and that Emily Dickinson’s words continue to resonate! If you weren’t able to make it, you can peek at the program booklet and listen here for a taste of the Emily Dickinson afternoon.
“Sweet Mountains” by Adam Jacob Simon (b. 1987)
World premiere performance recorded September 13, 2015 at Jessen Auditorium, Austin, TX
Sonja DuToit Tengblad, soprano
Eric Neuville, tenor
Michelle Schumann, piano
Eric Neuville, Michelle Schumann and Sonja DuToit Tengblad in concert, Jessen Auditorium, Austin, TX, 09.13.15