The definition of "passion" encapsulates perfectly this collection of music, men and message. When we began planning this program we investigated all aspects of things about thick we are intensely passionate. It came down to music, love and life.
The world premiere of Jake Heggie's "For a Look or a Touch" was performed in 2011 by the Seattle Men's Chorus. It is and incredibly passionate love story that we are proud to present on this recording. In a nod to contemporary communication, we present the world premiere of James Eakin III's "#twitterlieder: 15 Tweets in 3 Acts" - or "twitter songs". These 15 tweets take us on a roller coaster ride of emotions as they whisk us through an entire lifetime of passions - each with only 140 characters to tell its story. As an epilogue, we've included "The Narrow Bridge" by Jake Heggie and Pamela Stewart. This is the final movement from "Tyler's Suite," based on the life of Tyler Clementi.
For a Look or a Touch
 I. The Voice
 II. Golden Years
 III. A Hundred Thousand Stars
 IV. The Story of Joe
 V. Silence
 VI. Der Singende Wald (The Singing Forest)
 VII. Remember
 Epilogue: The Narrow Bridge (from Tyler’s Suite)
#twitterlieder: 15 tweets in 3 acts
 Rise of Sun
 The Big Night!
 People of Light
 Brothers of the Heart
Conducted by Dr. Timothy Seelig Music recorded by Jack Vad and Leslie Ann Jones on March 31 - April 2, 2015 at Louise M. Davies Symphony Hall, San Francisco, CA
"#twitterlieder: 15 Tweets in 3 Acts" is produced and edited by James Eakin III.
"For a Look or a Touch" and "The Narrow Bridge" are produced by Leslie Ann Jones. Edited by Robert Gatley. Mastered by Michael Romanowski at Michael Romanowski Mastering, San Francisco, CA.
This recording has been made possible by the kind support of Steve and Diane Heiman and Lee and Susan Gammil.