CHARLES IVES' AMERICA
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November 20 and 22, 2015
William Sharp, baritone
Steven Mayer, piano
Georgetown University Orchestra conducted by Angel Gil-Ordóñez
Produced by PostClassical Ensemble
Friday, Nov. 20, 1:15 pm
McNeir Auditorium, Georgetown University
Charles Ives: Songs
A recital of songs by America’s supreme composer of art-songs, with their supreme interpreter. In addition, Mr. Sharp will sing the popular songs that inspired certain Ives songs. Mr. Mayer will also play “The Alcotts” from Ives’s “Concord Sonata” — an American masterpiece he has performed more than any other pianist.
“A sensitive and subtle singer who evokes the special character of every song that he sings”
— The New York Times, about William Sharp
Presented by PostClassical Ensemble as part of a two-day Ives Celebration at GU
Charles Ives: Concord Piano Sonata
with readings from R.W. Emerson and H.D. Thoreau
Stephen Foster: “Camptown Races” and other songs
Ives: Symphony No. 2