American Songs



Melbourne Art Song Collective showcases the variety and richness of the art song tradition, as well as selected masterpieces from solo piano and chamber music repertoire.

This concert celebrates a plurality of voices from across America. It embraces the Romanticism of pioneering composer Amy Beach, the charm and sophistication of Ned Rorem’s work, and a joyous tribute to George Gershwin.

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre & Melbourne Art Song Collective


Ned Rorem
Women’s Voices, song cycle of 11 poems by women for voice & piano

Amy Beach
3 Browning Songs, Op.44

George Gershwin
Three Preludes

Wolfgang Erich Korngold
Two Songs

George Gershwin
3 songs


Eidit Golder piano
Esita Morgan & Jacqueline Porter guest artists


This production is part of the following series:

Local Heroes 2019

Now in its eighth year, Melbourne Recital Centre’s Local Heroes series brings together Melbourne’s best artists in a year-long festival of chamber music.