Song and Verse: Ives, Ferro, Copland, Ginastera, & Guastavino

NEC: Burnes Hall | Directions

255 St. Botolph St.
Boston, MA
United States

Inaugurated in the fall of 2020, the Song and Verse recital series provides a platform for undergraduate singers at NEC to experience the unique and invigorating process of song preparation and performance—creating interpretations, building performance skills, and forging intellectual and musical connections with a wide literature. Working closely with Vocal Arts faculty members, students will engage with rich traditions of song composition from around the globe. Committed to diversity, our programs will feature both established and emerging composers and poets from across many cultures and traditions. This series creates new opportunities for students to participate with the singular type of storytelling unique to song.

Chelsea Whitaker is the coach and pianist for tonight's program. 

This performer-produced event will be viewable in-person for internal NEC audiences. It will also be livestreamed. Please note that performer-produced events may sometimes be private events that require a password for viewing access.

Watch performer-produced livestream from Burnes Hall

  1. Charles Ives

    My Native Land
           a. Very Pleasant
           b. Rather Sad

    Down East


    • Nicholas Ottersberg-Enriquez, baritone
  2. Jaime León Ferro

    Ojuelos de miel
    Algún día
    Si no fuera por ti

    • Edward Ferran, tenor
  3. Aaron Copland | from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson

    Nature, the gentlest mother
    Why do they shut Me out of Heaven?
    Heart, we will forget him

    • Sophia Donelan, soprano
  4. Alberto Ginastera

    Canción al árbol del olvido
    Canción a la luna lunanca

    • Jack Keller, tenor
  5. Carlos Guastavino | Mi viña de Chapanay

    • Jack Keller, tenor