Song and Verse: A Celebration

NEC: Burnes Hall | Directions

255 St. Botolph St.
Boston, MA
United States

Inaugurated in the fall of 2020, the Song and Verse recital series provides a platform for undergraduate singers at NEC to experience the unique and invigorating process of song preparation and performance—creating interpretations, building performance skills, and forging intellectual and musical connections with a wide literature.

Working closely with Vocal Arts faculty members, students will engage with rich traditions of song composition from around the globe.

Committed to diversity, our programs will feature both established and emerging composers and poets from across many cultures and traditions. This series creates new opportunities for students to participate with the singular type of storytelling unique to song. 

Brett Hodgdon coached and is one of the accompanists for tonight's program.


This is an in-person event with a private stream available to the NEC community here

  1. Ralph Vaughan Williams | from Songs of Travel

    The Vagabond
    The Roadside Fire
    Bright is the ring of words

  2. Reynaldo Hahn | from Chansons grises

    Chanson d'automne
    Tous deux
    L'heure exquise

    • Sianna Monti, mezzo-soprano
    • Pin-Han Huang, piano
  3. Three Poems of Ada Negri

    Ottorino Respighi

    Francesco Paolo Tosti
         Te solo

    Ottorino Repighi 


  4. Hugo Wolf | from Goethe-Lieder

    Die Spröde
    Die Bekehrte

    • Aislin Alancheril, soprano
    • Pin-Han Huang, piano
  5. from Zwölf Gedichte aus "Liebesfrühling", op. 37

    Clara Wieck Schumann
         Liebst du um Schönheit

    Robert Schumann
         Ich hab' in mich gesogen

    Clara Wieck Schumann
         Warum willst du and're fragen