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Guy Livingston on tour with Rayanne Dupuis in all-Bolcom programme

Updated: Jun 3, 2021

Guy Livingston is on tour presenting Tears at the Happy Hour with Soprano Rayanne Dupuis!

Tears at the Happy Hour

I sit in one of the dives on 52nd Street… (WH Auden)

Love. Lust. Longing. Loss. Libido. These are some of the themes that run through this evening of songs by Pulitzer and Grammy award-winning composer William Bolcom (1938-). In his desire to break the barrier between “serious” and popular music, Bolcom blurs the lines between cabaret, classical, music theatre and even country music in his setting of texts by Auden, e.e. cummings, Shakespeare and his long-time collaborator Arnold Weinstein. The result is a body of work which reveals a darkly humorous, sardonic world view.

Soprano Rayanne Dupuis and pianist Guy Livingston present a programme which features “Poèmes libres de droits" a new song cycle written for them, on poems by Guillaume Apollinaire: a wistful, surrealist tip of the hat to Bolcom’s formative Paris years.

Tour Dates

03.01.20 | 7 PM | Onze Ambassade | The Hague, Netherlands

03.24.20 | 7:30 PM | Baruch Performing Arts Center | NYC, NY

03.29.20 | 2 PM | Kerrytown Concert House | Ann Arbor, MI

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