Celebrating American Heroes — May 2010

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Program Details

CELEBRATING AMERICAN HEROES

Featuring the premiere of Thanksgiving for Heroes
by composer Eric Davis and choreographer Rachel Lopez

Corey Jamason, Artistic Director

Catherine Webster, soprano; Paul Murray, baritone; Steven Bailey, piano

 

SONGS FROM THE CIVIL WAR ERA

Hard Times Come Again No More Words & music: Stephen C. Foster (1826–1864)
 
We Are Coming, Father Abra’am Words: James Sloane Gibbons (1810–1892)
Music: Luther O. Emerson (1820–1915)
 
The Voices that are Gone Words: Robert Campbell (1777–1844)
Music: Stephen C. Foster
 
Bring Back My Brother to Me Words: George Cooper (1838–1927)
Music: Stephen C. Foster
 
Tenting on the Old Camp Ground Words & music: Walter Kittredge (1834–1905)
 
Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming Words & music: Stephen C. Foster
 
The Girl I Left Behind Me Traditional tune
Words: Samuel Lover (1797–1868)
 
Was My Brother in the Battle? Words & music: Stephen C. Foster
 
The Vacant Chair Words: Henry S. Washburn (1813–1903)
Music: George F. Root (1820–1895)
 
I’ll be Home Tomorrow Words & music: Stephen C. Foster
 
Tramp! Tramp! Tramp! Words & music: George F. Root

Intermission

WORKS BY ERIC DAVIS (b. 1966)

Psalms of Joy, Sorrow, and Thanksgiving
    Text from Psalms 98, 100, 102, 103, 104, & 95

So White
    Poetry: Ben Mazer (b. 1964)

The Visitor
    Poetry: Carolyn Forché (b. 1950)

Hospital Song
    Poetry: Ben Mazer

Parade
    Poetry: Ben Mazer

Thanksgiving for Heroes
    Poetry: Edwin Markham (1852–1940)
    Choreography: Rachel Lopez in collaboration with the dancers

 

Dancers in Thanksgiving for Heroes
Stefanie Bernhard, Rosemary Chavez, Jeremy Hahn,
Andre Lackner, Ebonee Arielle Le’Triece, Paul Vickers

Thanksgiving for Heroes is made possible by a generous grant from
The Durfee Foundation, Santa Monica, California

Saturday, May 15, 2010 / Sunday, March 16, 2010
Calvary Presbyterian Church, San Francisco