A 25-minute song cycle for baritone and piano, also for baritone and orchestra. New poetry by Margaret Atwood. Commissioned for baritone Joshua Hopkins by the Houston Grand Opera and Canada’s National Arts Centre.
First Performance: Sept 10, 2020 at the Rothko Chapel in Houston TX, featuring baritone Joshua Hopkins and pianist Jake Heggie. Orchestral Premiere, Sept 16, 2020 in South Hall at the National Arts Centre in Ottawa, Joshua Hopkins and conductor TBA.
1. Empty Chair
5. Bird Soul
8. Coda: Song