(Commissioned by Intersection LISTEN project funded by the National Endowment for the Arts)
Intersection’s LISTEN project is a multi-year initiative celebrating the voices of female-identifying, non-binary or gender non-conforming composers. 25 composers will be commissioned and paired with Intersection musicians to create new, original, solo works designed for young audiences.
Support by the Aural Compass Projects, mezzo soprano Fleur Barron and pianist, Myra Huang are invited to give a digital recital with the Cincinnati Song Initiative.
The program is titled "On Belonging", which 'explores the diverse performers, composers and poets experiences of living in the Far East and the West, navigating issues of "culture shock" and cultural differences, the Expat and immigrant experience, creating identity and "home" etc. as we explore what Belonging in fact means to all of us.'
Lauded as a “charismatic star” by the Boston Globe, Fleur Barron makes her PCMS debut with a pianist near and dear to the Society in Julius Drake. The British-Singaporean mezzo has put together an evening of songs that speak to her and her heritage in a very personal way and that concludes with a special guest artist collaboration. Cellist Thapelo Masita is completing his studies at Juilliard and appears as part of MOMENTUM: Our Future, Now, an initiative driven by leading international artists supporting younger professional colleagues in the first substantial phase of their career.