This spring, SFGMC presents “LUSTER – An American Songbook” featuring special guest star Ann Hampton Callaway, and the world premiere of Tyler’s Suite.
A celebration of 20th Century American music, LUSTER will feature the 300 men of the chorus and Callaway singing timeless classics from George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Irving Berlin. And with Tyler’s Suite in the second act, SFGMC brings together eight of America’s most celebrated composers to add to the 21st Century Songbook.
Tyler’s Suite, a choral song-cycle that pays tribute to Tyler Clementi, the 18-year-old Rutgers University student who took his life three years ago, features brand new pieces by eight of America’s most celebrated composers: Stephen Schwartz, John Corigliano, John Bucchino, Nolan Gasser, Lance Horne, Ann Hampton Callaway, Craig Carnelia and Jake Heggie, and with lyrics by Pamela Stewart. The evening is presented in collaboration with the Tyler Clementi Foundation and features San Francisco violinist Kevin Rogers.
Watch the promotional video for LUSTER below: