Dear Youth

  • Bruno Walter Auditorium, NYC, NY New York, NY USA
Artistic Director Paul Sperry

Artistic Director Paul Sperry

Joy in Singing, Paul Sperry, president, presents its annual Edward T. Cone Composers Concert at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center. This year's Edward T. Cone Foundation Composer's Concert features settings of letters by women by Dominick Argento, Juliana Hall, Libby Larsen, and Daron Hagen. Selections from Daron's anti-war song cycle Dear Youth are included.

For more information about the concert, click here.

For more information about Joy in Singing, click here.

For more information about Dear Youth, click here.

 

These are often heartbreaking texts and Hagen is a composer who has a superb ear for catching the inflections of speech and supporting them sensitively with music. This was a real piece of chamber music — the flute writing was impressive — not merely songs with accompaniment. Yet, as any true song cycle must be, it was dominated by the singer with bursts of moving melody and [sic] it involved the listener with the individual narrative voices of the songs.
— Stephen Wigler,The Baltimore Sun, 3/13/91
The Bruno Walter Audotium at Lincoln Center.

The Bruno Walter Audotium at Lincoln Center.