Songs of Ricky Ian Gordon and Jake Heggie to Be Presented at Weill Recital Hall

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The works of theatre composer Ricky Ian Gordon and Jake Heggie, who composed the opera "Dead Man Walking," will be presented March 14 at Weill Recital Hall.
Ricky Ian Gordon
Ricky Ian Gordon Photo by Aubrey Reuben

The 7:30 PM concert will feature composers Gordon and Heggie on piano with Eugenia Zukerman on flute. The musicians will accompany singers Margaret Lattimore, Stephanie Novacek and Mary Phillips. The evening will include Gordon's "Summer," "Trio for Three Daughters" and "Sometimes"; the latter is a tune from the musical My Life with Albertine. Gordon's "Late Afternoon," a song cycle that utilizes poems by Jane Kenyon, Jean Valentine and Marie Howe, will also be part of the evening. Heggie will be represented with "The Starry Night" and The Deepest Desire: Four Meditations on Love. Works by Ned Rorem ("The House on the Hill") and Stephen Sondheim ("Everyday a Little Death" and "You Could Drive a Person Crazy") will also be part of the concert.

Ricky Ian Gordon’s My Life with Albertine was presented at Playwrights Horizons. His other works include Dream True, States of Independence, Stonewall/Night Variations, The Tibetan Book of the Dead, Only Heaven, Autumn Valentine, Sweet Song and Morning Star. His songs have been recorded by such artists as Betty Buckley, Audra McDonald and Dawn Upshaw. PS Classics will release Gordon's Dream True this spring with a cast headed by Victoria Clark, Jessica Molaskey, Jason Danieley, Brian d'Arcy James, Kelli O'Hara, Jeff McCarthy, Clark Thorell and Michael McElroy. His song cycle Orpheus and Euridice will be recorded by Ghostlight Records in April.

The Weill Recital Hall is located within Carnegie Hall at 57th Street and Seventh Avenue. Tickets are priced $32. Visit www.carnegiehall.org for more information.

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