Michael Kelly, Ariana Strahl, and Kathleen Kelly: A NewMusicShelf Art Song Showcase

May 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
PianoForte Studios
1335 South Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60605
Michael Kelly, Ariana Strahl, and Kathleen Kelly: A NewMusicShelf Art Song Showcase @ PianoForte Studios

Michael Kelly, Ariana Strahl, and Kathleen Kelly will perform a selection of Art Songs.

The NewMusicShelf Anthologies of New Music are a bold, new publishing initiative aimed at bringing new and unknown composers and repertoire to student and professional performers alike. With an emphasis on works not found in the traditional publishing ecosystem, each volume is curated by performers who have a reputation for championing new music, with an eye toward selecting works with a range of styles and difficulties that are suitable for concert and recital performance.
This performance will feature soprano Ariana Strahl, pianist Kathleen Kelly, and baritone Michael Kelly, who also edited the baritone volume of the collection.  Each volume is a collection of 20 art songs is ideal for active performers looking for exciting new repertoire, voice teachers searching for fresh contemporary songs for their studios, or student vocalists seeking out unique and culturally-relevant new works to fulfill 21st century repertoire requirements.

These songs, which were predominantly composed in the 21st century, represent a broad range of compositional styles from composers living and writing today, and were curated for intermediate through advanced voices. Many of the songs in this volume are excerpted from larger cycles of songs, available directly from the composers.

With this innovative mode of publishing, NewMusicShelf advocates for self-published composers in a way previously unheard of in the realm of classical music: all self-published composers retain full ownership of their work while earning a generous royalty on every sale. Your support of this project directly benefits these composers, and also helps NewMusicShelf to continue to promote the works of the many excellent composers writing today. We encourage you to explore these composers’ catalogs in greater depth, and hope that these songs inspire many fruitful and rewarding collaborations!