Two singers from Lyric Opera of Chicago’s renowned Ryan Opera Center are showcased in a recital that reflects on the patriotism and adversity of World War I. Before George Butterworth fought in The Great War, he wrote his Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad as an expression of his love for traditional English folksong. Ives’ powerful In Flanders Fieldscommunicates the American composer’s sentiments about war, while composer and British army member Ivor Gurney’s Ludlow and Teme evokes the English town of his youth. Songs by some of America’s greatest Tin Pan Alley songwriters complete this program of extraordinary musical storytelling.
Tickets are free, but reservations are required. Reservations accepted beginning on September 24, 2018.
Program to Include:
Ives In Flanders Fields
Gurney Ludlow and Teme
Butterworth Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad
Ives The Circus Band
Henderson, de Sylva, and Brown Tin Pan Alley Songs TBC