New Voices: Brooklyn Art Song Society

Songs by Michael Djupstrom, Herschel Garfein, James Kallenbach and Glen Roven

Performed by Elisabeth Marshall, Kyle Oliver, Krista River, Laura Strickling 

and Michael Brofman

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The Brooklyn Art Song Society, hailed by the New York Times as “a company well worth watching,” releases its first CD consisting of four new song cycles by prominent American composers, Michael Djupstrom, Herschel Garfein, James Kallembach, Glen Roven and sung by rising stars Elisabeth Marshall, Kyle Oliver, Krista River, and Laura Strickling. The word “Brooklyn” has become synonymous with all that is hip and contem-porary in music throughout the United States and the world, and the Brooklyn Art Song Society is at the very epicenter of the classical music scene in the borough. This first CD released by BASSincludes four recent world premiered Song Cycles by Grammy Winner Herschel Garfein and Emmy Winner Glen Roven and others.

We Three Kings by Glen Roven

Herschel Garfein

Michael Brofman

Glen Roven

Electronic Press Kit

“a

" A company well worth watching,” 

The New York Times

First things first: Glen’s song cycle is gorgeous. He has set verses by Judith B. Herman,

Justen Ahern and Angela M. Franklin, evoking the experience of spending time on the

island of Martha’s Vineyard. I’ve never been to the Vineyard,

so I can’t attest to the accuracy of the feelings summoned up by this melding of verse and music,

but I know a fine song cycle when I hear one, and this is a fine song cycle,

expertly performed for this world premiere.

Arthur Leonard

The Unicorn Song by Herschel Garfein