Lore Lixenberg & Joseph Houston

Loré Lixenberg & Joseph Houston
American Songbooks

Wednesday 21 February 2018 at 7.30PM
Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall

Loré Lixenberg soprano 
Joseph Houston piano


Cage     Aria

Ives     Down East; Charlie Rutlage

Cage     The Wonderful Widow of Eighteen Springs;  Nowht Upon Nacht

Ives     Walt Whitman; Thoreau

Ives     Three-Page Sonata

Ives     Like a Sick Eagle

Cage     A Flower

Ives     The Housatonic at Stockbridge
            General William Booth Enters Into Heaven

Cage     Song Books  

Charles Ives and John Cage were both prolific composers of song, setting words by the leading writers of their time including Beckett, Joyce and Whitman.  Loré Lixenberg is particularly associated with Cage’s Songbooks, having made the first recording of them to great critical acclaim.  Joseph Houston is an award-winning performer of contemporary repertoire, and an alumnus of the Department of Music.

‘Lixenberg is not just a good singer, she is a deeply theatrical performer, who constantly transgressed the boundaries of musical performance, inspired by Cage, with ease and astonishing results. Lixenberg has energy, wit and highly accomplished vocal abilities, which made her live performance a rare event.’



Tickets: £15; concessions £13; students £5

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