The Hawthorn Tree for Mezzo-soprano, Flute, Oboe, Viola, Double Bass, and Piano (2010)
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Premiered on October 20, 2010 at the Morgan Library in New York City by Joyce Castle and the Orchestra of St. Luke’s Chamber Ensemble.
Composer: William Bolcom (b. 1938)
Performers: Joyce Castle, Mezzo-soprano; Elizabeth Mann, Flute; Stephen Taylor, Oboe; David Cerutti, Viola; John Feeney, Double Bass; Margaret Kampmeier, Piano
Executive Producer: Janice L. Mayer; Producer: Elizabeth Ostrow; Engineer: Paul Zinman
Commissioned by Backshore Artists Project Inc. on the occasion of Joyce Castle's 40th Anniversary Season and underwritten by a generous grant from Linda and Stuart Nelson.
Mission of Backshore Artists Projects, Inc.:
Founded in 2002, Backshore Artists Project Inc. is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 corporation licensed in New York. The mission is to assist and support the creation of new chamber works, with an emphasis on vocal chamber music; and to develop audiences for these new works, and for chamber works in general, through educational programming and performance opportunities for contemporary compositions.
Board of Directors of Backshore Artists Projects, Inc: Janice L. Mayer, President; Barrie Steinberg, Treasurer; Lynne S. Mazza, Secretary; Frederick Noonan, Trustee
The Hawthorn Tree was recorded in Mary Flagler Cary Hall at the The DiMenna Center for Classical Music in New York City in January 2013.
Special thanks to the DiMenna Center staff and to John DesMarteau at Americus Records.