Parlor Songs

Stephen Chen deconstructs the idea of home and its romanticized sentimentality (exemplified by parlor songs) by exploring life as experienced through the place/idea of home.

Act I: Longing and Leaving

American Lullaby (Rich)
The Rabbit and the Skin Horse (Chen)
Apres un reve (Faure)
Losing My Mind (Sondheim)
Home is so Sad (Chen)
Immer leiser wird mein Schlummer (Brahms)
Supper Time (Berlin)
Sweet Dreams (Bucchino)
Surabaya Santa (Robert Brown)

[ Break for Chai, Samosas and other goodies ]
Act 2: Loss and Redemption

Morgen (Strauss)
The Room is Filled with You (Schmidt)
Cruda Sorte! (Rossini)
One Perfect Rose (Chen)
Stars and the Moon (Robert Brown)
The Ballad of the Sad Young Men (Wolf)
Abito a trenta metri dal suolo (Chen)
My Life is very Monotonous (Chen)
Will there Really be a Morning? (Ian Gordon)

Encore: Le Jardin Feerique (Ravel)

Sun, 5 Dec 2010 | 3:00 PM | Stephen’s place
R.S.V.P for address and directions