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Hillary Jean Young, soprano - Graduate Recital

Monday, November 5th, 2018 5:00 pm

Conrad Prebys Music Center Experimental Theater


queer time | two happenings on November 5th: a recital

Join me for the first of two happenings featuring works that explore nostalgia, memory, personal history, and queer time. In this recital, pianist Kyle Adam Blair and I will perform "L'ame en bourgeon" (1937) composed by Claire Delbos (1906-1959). This song cycle is seldom performed; with music by Olivier Messiaen's first wife, this cycle sets poems by Cecile Sauvage (1883-1927), Messiaen's mother, that deal with her experience of pregnancy and motherhood. Despite recognition during their lifetimes, history has largely overlooked the artistic contributions of these two women artists, instead focusing on their male counterpart whose identity and artistry they undoubtedly shaped.

The second half of the program will be the world premiere of "Pinterest Sex", composed by Justin Murphy-Mancini with text by Migueltzinta Solís. This cycle uses camp and pastiche as a lens for exploring how we cope with queer adolescence; a careful balance of sincerity and melodrama, this piece explores how we reconcile our personal histories.

This recital has free admission and will be about 50 minutes long. The theatre is accessible and located very close to the Gilman parking structure. The bathrooms nearest to the theatre are gendered, but there are gender-neutral bathrooms available in the Visual Arts building across the street.

Poster beautifully designed by Margo Alleman

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Additional Description:

L'âme en bourgeon (1937) by Claire Delbos (1906-1959), text by Cecile Sauvage (1883-1927) (~20 mins)
1.) Dors
2.) Mon coeur revient à son printemps
3.) Je suis là
4.)Te voilà hors de l'alvéole
5.) Je savais que ce serait toi
6.) Maintenant il est né
7.) Te voilà mon petit amant
8.) Ai-je pu t'appeler de l'ombre

Brief Intermission

Pinterest Sex (2018, world premiere) by Justin Murphy Mancini, text by Miguelzinta Solis (~20 mins)
I (titles of movements TBD)

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