ABOUT THE CONCERT
Songwriters long to penetrate hidden places of the heart that bursts with so many emotions–fond, foolish, feverish, and forbidden. “The Song of Songs,” medieval madrigals, and the popular and classical airs of our day have given us many and varied insights. Vincenzo Bertolusi, Francisco Guerrero, Tomás Luis de Victoria, Claude Goudimel, Entraigues, Mikhail Glinka, Eric Whitacre, Stephen Foster among others will have their say. A world premiere by Finnish composer Jaakko Mäntyjärvi will examine the Nordic heart, while Cole Porter and Noel Coward add their insouciant voices. My Secret Heart also sees the return of Augusta Read Thomas' “Love Songs” (from the Grammy Award-winning Colors of Love album) to our repertoire.