Many Americans have had to raise their voices to be recognized or even heard in America. In this program, we hear songs of African Americans and Native Americans; women, immigrants, and war resisters; and voices from the labor movement and the gay rights movement.
Song listings with composer / poet, performers, CD label, and CD number:
Up-and-coming composer Marie Incontrera explores the stigmas, tragedies, and political agendas behind the Iraq War. Drawing from texts by politicians and human rights groups, and Ms. Incontrera’s ambitious work will be a song book for our time.
A Mirror on Which to Dwell UCSD San Diego, California
The Music Department's graduate performance ensemble celebrates the music of Elliott Carter, including a performance of his work "A Mirror on Which to Dwell," which sets the poetry of Elizabeth Bishop.