Verlaine, Le Voyage Humain – French Recital

Virtual Performance

Music Director and Pianist: Audrey Saint-Gil

Mise en scène by Pascale Spinney

April 24–28, 2021

Enter the mind of poet Paul Verlaine (1844–1896) in our spring French Recital, which will feature music by Chausson, Delius and Déodat de Séverac.

Access this virtual recital from Saturday, April 24th @ 7:00pm until Wednesday April 28th @ 11:59pm.

This is a free virtual recital, donations are encouraged. 

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The Program

Verlaine: Benjamin Dickerson

Mathilde: Aubry Ballarò

Rimbaud: Peter Barber

The Muse: Pascale Spinney


  • Soleils couchants | Nadia Boulanger (1887-1979)
    • Benjamin Dickerson (baritone)
  • Chanson d’automne | Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947)
    • Pascale Spinney (mezzo soprano)
  • Mandoline | Gabriel Dupont (1878-1914)
    • Aubry Ballarò (soprano)
  • Clair de lune | Josef Szulc (1875-1956)
    • Aubry Ballarò
  • Cythère | Poldowski (1879-1932)
    • Aubry Ballarò and Benjamin Dickerson
  •  A une femme | Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
    • Aubry Ballarò
  • Sensations | Eugène Guillaume (1822-1905)
    • Peter Barber (bass)
  • Marine | Louis Vierne (1870-1937)
    • Peter Barber
  • Le chevalier malheur | Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
    • Benjamin Dickerson
  • Spleen | Poldowski (1879-1932)
    • Peter Barber
  • Il pleure dans mon cœur | Frederick Délius (1862-1934)
    • Benjamin Dickerson
  • La chanson bien douce | Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)
    • Pascale Spinney (mezzo soprano)
  • Le ciel est par dessus les toits | Déodat de Séverac (1872-1921)
    • Pascale Spinney
  • Impression fausse | Poldowski (1879-1932) 
    • Pascale Spinney and Benjamin Dickerson
  • Crépuscule mystique | Poldowski 
    • Pascale Spinney
  • O mes morts | Charles Bordes (1863-1909)
    • Benjamin Dickerson
Meet the Artists
Aubry Ballarò ’22
Pascale Spinney ’21
The Muse:
Benjamin Dickerson
Peter Barber ’23

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Special thanks to The Gray Charitable Trust as our Spring Season Sponsor