Calliope’s Call Presents Eads Songs

April 7, 2022

Calliope’s Call 2021-2022 season concludes this April with a special collaboration with renowned Grammy nominated soprano Laura Strickling, which will see us pair brand new songs with pieces from earlier in the same composer’s career—a musical “then and now” charting the course of a composer’s unique style.

Featuring the works of Felix Jarrar, Jodi Goble, Emerson Eads, H. Leslie Adams, Lori Laitman, and Reinaldo Moya.

I’m beyond delighted that Laura Strickling will be singing my music and that she has included me in her recent 40@40 project. For this concert in April/May, my friend, Edward Vogel, will also be singing a few songs of mine including Echoing King (which was eventually interpolated into my Mass for the Oppressed, and An Evening Poem (Joe’s Song). An Evening Poem was written by Joe Smith, for his husband, David Eicher, who lived and worked in South Bend, while both Edward and I attended school there. David, who is a phenomenal organist and pianist, asked me to set a poem that Joe had given him on his birthday a few years prior. It was presented live at Joe’s birthday, sung by tenor, Nolan Carter, and accompanied by David Eicher at the piano.

Here is that live surprise performance: (no other recording exists)

Saturday, April 30, 2022, 7:30pm
All Saints Parish
Music Room
1773 Beacon Street
Brookline, MA 02445
$20 General Admission
$10 Students
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Sunday, May 1, 2022, 3:00pm
First Church and Parish in Dedham
670 High Street, Dedham
$20 General Admission
$15 Students & Seniors
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Virtual Broadcast
May 27 – June 30
$20 per household
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Julia Carey, piano
Michael Galvin, bass-baritone
Megan Roth, mezzo-soprano
Laura Strickling, soprano
Edward Vogel, baritone