An award-nominated showcase of new poetic songs, delight in the beauty and power of the human voice as One Ounce Opera Company Members perform this year’s winning works. One night only!
A don’t miss new music event!
In 2016, the Inaugural Fresh Squeezed Ounce of Art Song earned two Austin Critics Table Award Nominations, and was featured in TRIBEZA Magazine’s Insider’s Guide to Austin’s Hidden Gems:
“Long before the three-minute pop song arose, there was the classic art song — a short segment of poetry sung to piano accompaniment. (Imagine Brahms and Debussy as Bieber predecessors.) Bringing back the art song…, One Ounce Opera presents brand new pieces from emerging composers….take in the soaring vocals and unique creations.” –TRIBEZA, Nov 2016
Delight in the beauty and power of the human voice with new poetic songs that explore the complexities and simplicities of our time, while inviting a few roaring laughs. Performances by One Ounce Opera Members Chelsea DeLorenz, Jake Jacobsen, Elise Leung Kotara, Brian Minnick, Maureen Papovich, Amy Selby, Julie Silva, Rebekah Smeltzer Staley, and Veronica Williams, with Tyler Mabry at the piano.
Hear them breathe life into this year’s winning crop of poetic songs on Friday, November 3rd at 8pm:
Music Like a Curve of Gold by Juliana Hall, poetry by Sara Teasdale
The Creatures: a Bestiary by Steven Serpa, poetry by Jeffery Beam
Up for #1 by Michael Scherperel
When Matter Touches Antimatter by Rodney Rawlings
Songs of Remembrance and Resistance by Kevin March
Banjo and Shadows by Douglas Fisk, poetry by Carl Sandburg
Ne’er Part I by Marc Hoffeditz
Tickets $20, with a pay-what-you-wish option. Central Presbyterian Church, 200 E 8th St in Downtown Austin. Complete information found at http://oneounceopera.com/events/2nd-annual-fsoas/
Tickets are $20 online, with a pay-what-you-wish option.
$25 at the door.
All seats are general admission. Arrive early for the best seats.