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This groupmuse happened on Friday, June 22, at 7:30 PM EDT.

This is a Groupmuse

A live concert in a living room, backyard, or another intimate space. They're casual and friendly, hosted by community members.

Uncertain Times: Songs by Djupstrom, Poulenc, Berg, and Copland

Uncertain Times: Songs by Djupstrom, Poulenc, Berg, and Copland

Capitol Hill

Fri, June 22, 2018 7:30 PM, EDT

16 of 35 spots still available
No COVID-19 restrictions
Drinking policy
Bring your own drinks
No bathroom at this event
ADA access
Not accessible


Much of the Art Song repertoire explores feelings of love and joy, as these passionate emotions lend themselves to exquisite poetic and musical settings by artists from the Romantic era and beyond. For my first Groupmuse, however, I chose to explore the opposite -- feelings that we all experience in times of adversity: anxiety, melancholie, and fear, since they seem to rise to the surface with increasing frequency during these unstable times. The emotional journey begins with Michael Djupstrom's Oars in Water, then detours to the sentimental world of Francis Poulenc. Alban Berg's brooding Op. 2 songs begin the second half of the program, which ends with Emily Dickinson's sensitive words, set to music by Aaron Copland. I find incredible solace in these intimate songs, and I wish to share them with you. This concert will feature NY-based guest artist Elisa Sutherland, mezzo-soprano.

What's the music?

Elisa Sutherland Mezzo Soprano

Michael Djupstrom "Oars in Water"
Francis Poulenc Selected Songs
Alban Berg "Four Songs, Op. 2"
Aaron Copland Selections from "Emily Dickinson Songs"


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Wei-Han W., over 5 years ago

Thank you so much for coming to this event! I hope you had a good time and enjoyed the music :)

Welch C., over 5 years ago

It was beautiful, thank you all so much. Wonderfully curated selection! I'm grateful to have been introduced to Michael Djupstrom.


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