Soprano Catherine Redding and pianist Yonit Kosovske perform Lili Boulanger’s song cycle Clairières dans le ciel (Clearings in the Sky). The thirteen texts are drawn from Tristesses (Sorrows), a collection of twenty-four poems written by Francis Jammes (1868–1938). The songs are filled with symbolism, nostalgia, hope, and intense longing for love.
Yonit and Catherine say:
“We are thrilled to be a part of Finding a Voice where we will perform Clairières dans le ciel, a profoundly beautiful song cycle by Lili Boulanger, whose composition brings the poetry of Francis Jammes to life through a unique and sophisticated musical language expressing nostalgia and longing for love. We are grateful to be able to share this repertoire in Clonmel. Finding a Voice is doing amazing and important work by celebrating female composers.”