In Wonderland

A Music Drama Through Art Song 

Follow Ann, a recent widow, and her young daughter Lili, as the face the predicament of either remaining behind in their patriarchal homeland or treading unknown roads in search of new beginnings.

Bear witness as Ann packs light and quickly takes her daughter away into a better future.

Gwenna Fairchild Taylor (soprano), Alondra Vega-Zaldivar (soprano), Alexander Smith (percussion), Joel Tangjerd (cello), Caitlin Frasure (piano).

Not pictured: Katherine Watson (flute), Michael Lukaszuk (electronics), Pratik Gandhi (conductor)

Program

Part 1

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Homesick - Intermezzo for solo cello  

                                                                                                          by Edgar Suski

I Ask My Mother to Sing for soprano, mezzo-soprano and xylophone

music by Matthew Becker poem by Li-Young Lee

Pack Light for soprano, flute, cello and percussion

 music and libretto by Alondra Vega-Zaldivar 

When You Unpack It for soprano, mezzo-soprano, flute, cello and vibraphone

music by Rose M. Hall libretto by Lila Palmer

 

Journey Poems for soprano, flute, cello, piano and percussion

music by Gene Pritsker, 

poems by H. Hesse, L. Tzu, M. Basho, J. Kerouac and R. Tagore

Hope, Travelling Somewhere New for soprano, mezzo-soprano and vibraphone

music and libretto by Elizabeth Hannan

Searching for mezzo-soprano and piano

                                                                      music and poetry by Roydon Tse 

In Stars We'll Lose Our Way... for soprano, mezzo-soprano, flute, cello, piano, percussion

music by Juro K. Feliz poetry by Riley Palanca

Part 2

Utterings for mezzo-soprano and electronics

music and text by Michael Lukaszuk

Full Moon Peeps for soprano, mezzo-soprano, flute, cello, piano and percussion

music by José Jesús de Azevedo Souza and poems by P. K. Padhy and V. Boyko

Coming Home for soprano, mezzo-soprano, flute, cello and piano

music and libretto by Homa Samiei

Home Is A Complicated Word for soprano and piano 

music and poem by Aaron Lee

No La Voc for soprano and flute

music by Christina Volpini and poem by Guilio Grimaldi

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Ballots Boxes and Dead Flags for soprano, flute, cello, percussion, pianos and electronics

music and libretto by Andrzej Tereskowski 

Blue Hum for soprano, mezzo-soprano, flute, cello, piano, percussion and electronics

                     music by Peter Michael von der Nahmer libretto by M. Mott Newirth and A. Prestidge

Creatives - Coming Home 2018
Creatives - Coming Home 2018

Anna Prestige (librettist), Peter Michael von der Nahmer (composer), Mariana Mott Newirth (librettist), Elizabeth Hannan (composer), Alondra Vega-Zaldivar (soprano and composer), Roydon Tse (composer), Lila Palmer (librettist) and Homa Samiei (composer)

Coming Home 2018 at the Nightwood Theatre, Toronto
Coming Home 2018 at the Nightwood Theatre, Toronto

Pratik Gandhi (conductor), Gwenna Fairchild-Taylor (soprano), Alondra Vega-Zaldivar (soprano and composer), Katherine Watson (flute), Joel Tangjerd (cello), Alexander Smith (percussion)

Performers and Composers from Coming Home 2018
Performers and Composers from Coming Home 2018

(Top Left) Gwenna Fairchild-Taylor (soprano), Peter Michael von der Nahmer (composer), Joel Tangjerd (cellor), Roydon Tse (composer), Alexander Smith (percussion), Lila Palmer (librettist), Caitlin Frasure (piano). (front) Anna Prestige (librettist), Mariana Mott Newirth (librettist), Alondra Vega-Zaldivar (soprano and composer), Homa Samiei (composer), Elizabeth Hannan (composer).

Creatives - Coming Home 2018
Creatives - Coming Home 2018

Anna Prestige (librettist), Peter Michael von der Nahmer (composer), Mariana Mott Newirth (librettist), Elizabeth Hannan (composer), Alondra Vega-Zaldivar (soprano and composer), Roydon Tse (composer), Lila Palmer (librettist) and Homa Samiei (composer)

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