Tara Khozein, soprano, and Ashlyn Harrington, piano

June 30, 2017 – 5:30 pm
Music of Musto, Chang, Rorem, Bolcom, and Cipullo

Why do they shut me out of heaven?Aaron Copland
Angels Are the Highest Form of VirtueWilliam Bolcom
Solitary HotelSamuel Barber
Epilogue: Penelope’s SongJohn Musto
The CageCharles Ives
Poet Pal of MineWilliam Bolcom
Songs of Woods and Water
   Rain to the Leaves
   Sleeping River
   Autumn Fires
   Winter’s Day
Dorothy Chang
Another Reason Why I Don’t Keep a Gun in the House
   Putting Down the Cat
   Another Reason Why I Don’t Keep a Gun in the House
Tom Cipullo

Tara Khozein is a singer and theater-maker based in Santa Fe. She holds an artist diploma in physical theatre from The Jacques Lecoq School in Paris, and a Bachelor’s in vocal performance from NMSU. She is works as a singer/actor/co-creator with companies including Theater Grottesco, Meow Wolf, and Strangers Collective. Tara is devoted to creating opportunities to sing contemporary classical music in unusual settings, devising new works of music theater, and fostering an audience that is diverse in every way. She believes that if a performer infuses music with humanity and humor, and tempers technique with exquisite folly, music from any period in history can move a modern audience.

Ashlyn Harrington received her Master’s in Piano Performance at Louisiana State University studying with Dr. Willis Delony. Originally from Ohio, Harrington has studied and performed piano for 20 years. She received her Bachelors in Piano Performance with honors from New Mexico State University, studying under Dr. Laura Spitzer. Ashlyn is currently on faculty at New Mexico Highlands University and the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and enjoys performing new works.