This evening features the music of influential Romantic-era composers, as well as today's Ricky Ian Gordon and Stephen Sondheim, and the poetry that inspired them. Welcome to the intimate art of the part-song, a popular form of 19th-century harmony most often sung around the parlor piano.
MasterVoices' Night Songs & Love Waltzes showcases compositional masters of this lost tradition — including Felix Mendelssohn, Clara and Robert Schumann, Franz Schubert, and Johannes Brahms — as well as brand-new music from contemporary composer Ricky Ian Gordon. The evening will conclude with a specially arranged suite of waltzes from Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, arranged by MasterVoices' own Tony Award-winning artistic director, Ted Sperling. What better way to embrace the coming spring?