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When:   November 10, 2009 8:00pm-10:00pm
Type:   Arts

Lori Laitmans humorous treatment of the poetry of Thomas Lux resonates widely with baritones, especially with Andrew Garland, who reprises the cycle Men with Small Heads in two upcoming recitals titled Living American Composers. The recitals will take place in New York City and Cincinnati and will also feature songs by Rorem, Paulus, Kohn and Cipullo. 


Garland's November 2008 Weil Recital Hall performance of Laitmans cycle with pianist Donna 

Loewy garnered high praise from the press: Garland thoroughly owned these quirky settings of 

child's-eye-view poems by Thomas Lux ...Whether as the perspective-challenged six-year-old of 

the title song, a youth lusting after a jar of maraschino cherries, the proud owner of a tin parrot 

pin whose charm is lost on others or a deliciously sibilant snake warning swimmers out of his 

lair, Garland was utterly engaging. Laitman's sense of humor enhances her considerable skill as a 

text-painter, and this set was easily the highpoint of the concert.(Opera News). The cycle won 

Best American Art Song by the 2004 San Francisco Song Festival and appears on Laitmans 2003 

CD Dreaming. 


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