Sparks & Wiry Cries and National Sawdust Present Eighth Annual ‘songSLAM’

Co-Founders and Directors Martha Guth and Erika Switzer, together with National Sawdust present the eighth annual “songSLAM.” The “songSLAM” is fashioned after traditional poetry slams and storytelling events like “The Moth.” Teams present world premieres of art song and compete for audience-awarded cash prizes totaling up to $2,000 and a performance of the 2023 songSLAM Commission Prize Winner. This year’s {…}

Thomas Cooley & Clara Osowski Headline Mahler’s ‘Das Lied von der Erde’ With Salastina

Photo credit: Paul Foster-Williams & Martin Walz Salastina has announced tenor Thomas Cooley and mezzo-soprano Clara Osowski as soloists in Mahler’s “Das Lied von der Erde.” Cooley and Osowski in collaboration with co-artistic directors Kevin Kumar and Maia Jasper White on violin will present Arnold Schoenberg’s chamber arrangement of “Das Lied von der Erde.” The six-movement song cycle will be {…}