Five Boroughs Music Festival and The Casement Fund Song Series Present A BANNER BICENTENNIAL, 9/5-6
Five Boroughs Music Festival (5BMF) is excited to open its 2014-2015 season with two presentations of "A BANNER BICENTENNIAL: 200 Years of American Song." In its second collaboration with The Casement Fund Song Series, 5BMF will present this brand new program of American Song in two historic NYC venues: Flushing Town Hall in Queens, and Federal Hall in Lower Manhattan.
The program marks the 200th birthday of The Star Spangled Banner, and traces the journey of American song through the two centuries since the anthem's beginnings. Pianist SPENCER MYER will join soprano CAITLIN LYNCH, mezzo-soprano LEAH WOOL, tenor MICHAEL SLATTERY, and baritone SIDNEY OUTLAW in selections ranging from Ives to Bernstein, Foster to Hoiby, and Gershwin to Rorem. In addition, American tenor and song guru PAUL SPERRY will make a special guest appearance to speak about the program and the evolution of American song.
Friday, September 5, 2014 8:00 PM
Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd. Flushing, NY 11354
$25 General Admission
$20 Queens Council Members and Queens Residents
Saturday, September 6, 2014 8:00 PM
26 Wall Street, New York, NY 10005
$45 General Admission, limited availability and advance purchase ONLY.
Admission includes pre-concert reception with bottomless American bubbly and a post-concert toast with the artists.
Tickets for this program are available now via www.5bmf.org.
This program's performers include:
SPENCER MYER, pianist - www.spencermyer.com
CAITLIN LYNCH, soprano - www.caitlinlynchsoprano.com
LEAH WOOL, mezzo-soprano - www.leahwool.com
MICHAEL SLATTERY, tenor - www.michaelslattery.com
SIDNEY OUTLAW, baritone - www.sidneyoutlaw.com
The Casement Fund Song Series is a recital series hosted by the Casement Fund, a trust set up to encourage creative writing and poetry, and by extension the written word as it relates to Art Song. Its mission is to provide a home for poetry and classical music through passionate performances of Art Song in New York City. Our concerts highlight world class artists featured in intimate and interesting spaces breaking the boundaries between music, art and creative writing. The Song Series is curated by soprano Martha Guth.