Frazelle: Songs of Clay and Stone

  On August 27, mezzo-soprano Kathryn Findlen and pianist Robert Brewer present the world premiere of Kenneth Frazelle’s Songs of Clay and Stone at the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art in Indianapolis, IN. Commissioned by Findlen, the six-movement, 20-minute song cycle features texts written by the composer, and celebrates the traditions and majestic […] Read more »

Frazelle: Peering in the Composer’s Soul

“Singers have this incredible job of creating three-dimensional characters right off of the written page. It makes me feel like I’m peering into the composer’s soul.” On the eve of the Boston premiere of Kenneth Frazelle’s Songs in the Rearview Mirror, mezzo-soprano Kathryn Findlen offers a glimpse into bringing the composer’s score to life. Pianist […] Read more »

Frazelle: Connecting Us As Humans

  On May 3, mezzo-soprano Kathryn Findlen joins pianist Rick Rowley at The North Carolina Museum of Art in Raleigh for a “Carolina Portrait: Songs and Piano Works by Kenneth Frazelle,” sponsored by the Raleigh Chamber Music Guild. Findlen — a champion of Frazelle’s vocal music — presented the May 2013 New York premiere of […] Read more »

Paulus: A Gifted Song Writer

  “Stephen Paulus loved writing for the voice as all his operas and choral music prove, but he was also a gifted song writer.” So notes Music Director Paul Sperry on the eve of Joy in Singing’s April 6th “Composer’s Concert” — a celebration of Stephen Paulus’ art songs. Paulus was a prolific and gifted […] Read more »