Sunday, September 27, 2009

Curtis Bryant Song Cycle Receives New York Performance

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
8:00 PM
Saint Peter's Church, 619 Lexington Ave (at 54th St.)
New York, NY


Atlanta baritone James Robinson and pianist Jo Kroger will present a recital including works by Rossini, Mozart, Peter Cornelius and Atlanta composer Curtis Bryant. Featured on the recital is Bryant's song cycle "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell," based upon the 1793 mystical book of the same title by William Blake. Bryant composed the set of five songs in 1983 for American bass-baritone Peter Harrower, who premiered them the following year. Other performers of "The Marriage of Heaven and Hell" have included Atlanta bass-baritone Oral Moses and New York bass-baritone Rhys Ritter.

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