SongFest provides the United States’ premier art song festivals and training programs: our summer institute held each June at The Colburn School in Los Angeles and a new winter intensive at Hidden Valley in Carmel Valley. SongFest attracts an internationally distinguished roster of artist teachers as well as students from some of the nation’s top music conservatories. Audiences enjoy a vibrant concert series presented at Hidden Valley and in Colburn’s state-of-the-art venues and auditors can attend daily masterclasses and lectures led by the most exciting artists of today. As part of the 2017 festival on June 5-30, music by David Conte and Juliana Hall are included on the repertoire roster.
David Conte’s award-winning American Death Ballads will be performed by Zachary Rioux, tenor, and Jennifer Tung, piano. In addition, Conte’s Three Poems of Christina Rossetti will be performed by David Tayloe, tenor, and Liza Stepanova, piano.
Juliana Hall has also been named the 2017 Sorel Commission winner. Her collection When the South Wind Sings (7 songs for soprano and piano on poems by Carl Sandburg) and will soon be available from E. C. Schirmer Music Company.