Soprano Jama Jandrokovic performs the world premiere of Five Lovers, a series of song cycles, based on her autobiographical collection of poetry, which have been set to music by American composers Lori Laitman; Luna Pearl Woolf; and the 2004 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Music, Paul Moravec.
TheFive Lovers poems chronicle Ms. Jandrokovic's romantic journey as a recently divorced, newly single young woman in New York City attempting to reinvent herself. The tone of the poems range from the nervous excitement of being seduced by a new lover to the healing touch of a long lost love. Each composer has created a song cycle based on the poems from Five Lovers.
In addition to the texts by Ms. Jandrokovic, the program includes texts by Dana Gioia, Rainer Maria Rilke, William Butler Yeats and Gardner McFall set to music by composers Lori Laitman and Paul Moravec.
The performers are: Jama Jandrokovic, soprano; Dana Gioia, poet; Matt Haimovitz, cellist; Soyeon Kim, Andrew Rosenblum, pianists; and the North Sky Ensemble: Jesse Mills, violin; Colin Jacobsen, violin; Max Mandel, viola; Rubin Kodheli, cello.