Marjorie Berg to Premiere New Song Cycle

This past sum­mer, soprano Mar­jorie Berg asked me to write a new song cycle for her on poems by Emily Dick­in­son. She had col­lected a num­ber of poems about nature, and the result is my five-song cycle, “The Tune is in the Tree.” Mar­jorie will pre­miere this piece in a recital to be pre­sented Sun­day, Novem­ber 8 at 4:30pm. Also on the pro­gram are pieces by Hilde­gard of Bin­gen, Barber’s “Her­mit Songs”, and a new cycle by my col­league Raphael Fusco. (Mr. Fusco is the day’s accom­pa­nist.) The con­cert is free and takes place at Mannes Col­lege of Music, 150 West 85th Street, in Gold­mark Hall on the third floor.

About Richard D. Russell

This was written by Richard D. Russell, New York City based composer of fine music.