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Workshop Unites Singers and Composers

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Workshop Unites Singers and Composers

Workshop Unites Singers and Composers

Workshop Unites Singers and Composers

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Music from the Workshop

Collaborations from the Harbison/Upshaw Young Artists Concert

Excerpt of Keeril Makan's 'Target'

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Gabriela Lena Frank's ' You Gave Me, Oh God! a Daughter'

Only Available in Archive Formats.

Soprano Dawn Upshaw and composer John Harbison have completed an experiment. Last May, they paired four singers with four composers to create original pieces for a workshop at Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute.

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The young artists had never met before being introduced by Upshaw and Harbison, who have worked together for the last 16 years.

The participants were selected from a field of over 250 musicians to create new compositions.

Jeff Lunden follows two singer-composer teams through a five-month process of collaboration and rehearsals, culminating in a final recital, which was held last Sunday at Carnegie Hall.