In assembling repertoire for The Shining Place, I was eager to explore music and poetry by twentieth- and twenty-first-century women artists that spoke of a desire to expand the self, either through mining the interiority of one’s life or seeking new adventures in the larger world. A Fantastic Sunset (1970) by artist Alma Thomas (1891-1978), with its saturated, red sun surrounded by rings of multi-colored light, is a brilliant visual incarnation of what I imagine such a “shining place” could look like.
In The Shining Place, I collaborate with pianist Michael Sheppard in works by Eve Beglarian, Margaret Bonds, Lee Hoiby, Lori Laitman, Missy Mazzoli, and Judith Weir.
The Shining Place is in partial fulfilment of the Doctor of Arts in Vocal Performance at Peabody Institute.
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