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In This Blue Room

(text by Julia Blumenreich, Susan Fleshman, Siobhan Lyons, and Donna Wolf-Palacio; based on the batik paintings of Laura Pritchard)

Kile Smith

For mezzo soprano, baritone, and piano; duration: 45:00
Premiered on “Waxing Poetic”
March 13 and 15, 2015; at The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill and The Academy of Vocal Arts
Performers: Suzanne DuPlantis, mezzo soprano, Daniel Teadt, baritone, and Laura Ward, piano
Commissioned by Lyric Fest, Sponsored by The 2014-2015 American Composers Forum Subito Grant and Community Partnership for LF Composer-in-Residence
Part 1 1. Watermelon eyes 2. Reading Others 3. Dull your senses 4. So I can find myself in a crowd 5. Eyeshadow Part 2 6. Like lost beads 7. Diary 1 8. You are perplexed by sadness 9. Wings 10. The Sleeves Part 3 11. Like lost beads/Watermelon eyes 12. Aurora 13. Strata 14. She Sees She Dresses in Her Subjects 15. Anima and Animus 16. Looking Over the Wall

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