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October 23, 2022 | 4pm

drawing of Lili Boulanger
Lili Boulanger

The immensely talented French composer Lili Boulanger was the first woman to receive the coveted Prix de Rome for composition—at the age of 19! She wrote her ravishing song-cycle ‘Clearings in the Sky‘’ while in Rome, shortly before the outbreak of WW1. One of the most promising and gifted composers of her time, she died of tragic illness at the age of 24. Her visionary songs capture the intoxicating sensuality of late Impressionism. Featuring the heavenly voice of international star soprano Lauren Snouffer, singing in French with English supertitles. With masterpieces by Claude Debussy for piano.

photo of Lauren Snouffer
Lauren Snouffer
photo of Brian Connelly
Brian Connelly
Steinway piano