Jordan Nelson’s Tender Buttons

Text by Gertrude Stein, from ‘Tender Buttons’. This performance of Jordan Nelson’s Tender Buttons is by soprano Diana Newman, Lucy Wang, Hao Zhou, Aiden Kane, and Stephen Perkyns, as part of the Colburn Contemporary Ensemble's concert in April 2019, featuring artwork by Morgan Thomas Shankweiler. Video by Lenson Productions.

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George Crumb's Three Early Songs

This performance of George Crumb's Three Early Songs by soprano Diana Newman and pianist Renate Rohlfing was recorded at Ravinia's Steans Music Institute. For more information, visit

I. Night - 0:06 
II. Let it be forgotten - 3:04
III. Wind Elegy (W.E.W) - 5:44

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Evolutionary Hymn by David Newman

Soprano - Diana Newman
Clarinet - Eric Jacobs
Piano - Vivian Fan                                                                          Text by C.S. Lewis

April 5, 2014 - Newman Hall - USC


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Night Dances by Juliana Hall

Piano- Bretton Brown

i. Crickets Sang (Emily Dickinson)
ii. Song (Emily Bronte)
iii. Sleep, Mourner, Sleep! (Emily Bronte)
iv. Some things are Dark (Edna St. Vincent Millay)
v. Sonnet (Elizabeth Bishop)                                                                          

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Performed and recorded at the Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar at the Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam, 2013. For more information about this program visit