StevenGerber2Steven R. Gerber’s Five Shakespeare Songs will be Premiered by mezzo soprano Emily Howard with the composer at the piano on Friday, March 22 at 8:00 PM at Brooklyn Conservatory Concert Hall, 58 Seventh Avenue in Brooklyn, New York. This is presented as part of a New Music Collective concert.

Song titles are It Was a Lover and His Lass, Come Away, Come Away, Death, Sigh No More, Ladies, Come Unto These Yellow Sands and When That I Was and a Little Tiny Boy.

Violinists Luis Casal and Benita Beneitez-Vega will also join the composer/pianist to perform his Words for Music Perhaps (1985), based on poetry by William Butler Yeats.

Other composers on the program include Michael Rose, Scott Thornton, Hayk Arsenyan, Thomas Millioto and Adam Tendler. Other performers include Beth Levin, piano, BCM Faculty Michael Brofman, piano, Kate Maroney, mezzo-soprano, Adam Tendler, piano, Scott Thornton, tuba, BCM Faculty Gregory Erickson, euphonium, BCM Faculty Theresa Rosas, piano, Hayk Arsenyan, piano, Thomas Millioto, guitar, Jen Baker, trombone, Ben Holmes, trumpet and Mary Ziegler Roberts, french horn.

Tickets are $15; $10 students and seniors. For more information, call 718-622-3300 or go to http://www.bqcm.org/.

Visit Steven R. Gerber at http://www.stevengerber.com.

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