Kate Baldwin and Georgia Stitt Reunite Tonight for Song Cycle About Women Alone in NYC

News   Kate Baldwin and Georgia Stitt Reunite Tonight for Song Cycle About Women Alone in NYC
 
Soprano Kate Baldwin, violinist Victoria Paterson and composer Georgia Stitt reunite March 9 at SubCulture to perform Alphabet City Cycle, a song cycle with lyrics by Marcy Heisler about women alone in New York City.

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Originally recorded in 2009, Alphabet City Cycle consists of five songs. Show time is 8 PM.

Also on the evening's program are the world premiere of two songs Stitt composed for soprano Rebecca Luker; performances by Bradley Dean and Andréa Burns of song settings of poems by Christina Rossetti, Derek Walcott, Edna St. Vincent Millay, Shakespeare and Henry William Hutchinson; and a song Stitt wrote with poet Howard Schwartz for her wedding to composer Jason Robert Brown.

David Schmidt performs the very first two art songs Stitt ever wrote (with texts by William Blake and William Wordsworth), and Stitt plays piano for the evening alongside violinist Paterson and cellist Mairi Dorman-Phaneuf.

The original recording of Alphabet City Cycle is available from PSClassics and can be purchased on iTunes.

Stitt is a composer/lyricist and a music producer. Her work includes The Danger Year, Big Red Sun (NAMT, Arlen Award with John Jiler), Samantha Spade: Ace Detective (commissioned by TADA! with Lisa Diana Shapiro), The Water (with Jeff Hylton and Tim Werenko) and Mosaic (with Cheri Steinkellner), and she is at work on a new project with director Molly Smith at Arena Stage.

For more on Stitt, read Playbill.com's Booking It! column, in which she shares tips and insight on writing, performing, singing, representation and more.

SubCulture is located at 45 Bleecker Street. There is a $40 general admission charge. Tickets and additional information are available at SubCultureNewYork.com or by calling (212) 533-5470.

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