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Join HNAM founder and composer-pianist Adam Vincent Clay and HCC vocal professor Frances Fenton in an evening of songs and piano works that explore themes of being an outsider/seeking transcendence, and journeying within to make sense of the world as an artist.

Throughout history artists have historically found their voice in opposition, or at least in contrast to the world they live in. This concert explores the works of these artists in a unique pairing of songs and solo piano music. The evening will feature a number of songs from Mahler’s “Ruckert-Lieder.” These songs evoke a deep sense of longing for meaning and dissolution with the banality of the world and its values.

Hear the beauty of Medtner’s often under-programmed songs, which happen to be some of his strongest compositions.

Clay’s extended song cycle “Rhapsody de Profundis,” compiles texts in extreme contrast (Edgar Allan Poe, John Ashbery, and Karol Wojtyla (Pope John Paul II)), to reflect on broad and lofty themes of good and evil, trauma, confusion, the selling of art and how that can demean it to a commodity, as well as transcendence and desire for depth.

Don’t miss this Inbound musical journey, to the depths of the artistic life.

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