Skip to Main Content

Beginnings, Middles, and Ends explores the moments that make up our lives in song. Works that bookend careers, meditate on mortality, and follow the course of a lifetime to show us what it means to live a life.

Two titans of American vocal music, Tom Cipullo and Herschel Garfein, explore the final stages of life through some of their most ambitious and poignant works. Pre-concert discussion at 7:00PM with composer Herschel Garfein.

Tom Cipullo: Of a Certain Age
Herschel Garfein: The Luminous Particular*, Mortality Mansions, A Tuesday Spot*

Laura Strickling, Marnie Breckenridge, soprano; Keith Phares, baritone

Mike Brofman, Dimitri Dover, piano

*World Premiere

Presented by Brooklyn Art Song Society. 

Be sure to sign up for the other programs in the Beginnings, Middles, and Ends series:
January 7, 2022 - IV: Evidence of Things Not Seen
February 4, 2022 - V: Testaments
March 4, 2022 - VI

Important Safety Information:  In order to be admitted to any in person event, Brooklyn Art Song Society will require all guests who are eligible (any one 12 years or older) to show proof of vaccination for COVID-19 in the form of a physical card, picture, or using a State or City approved app.  All guests will be required to wear a mask or equivalent face-covering before entering the concert venue until they depart.

close navigation
Now's the time! Donate today and your tax-deductible gift will be matched–dollar-for-dollar, up to $125,000–by a generous group of Library Champions in honor of BPL's 125th Anniversary.
Donate now