Six students were named as winners in the 4th Annual Art Song competition at Fresno State. During the competition, the poetry and composition finalists worked with vocalists to perform original works during the festival. The festival also included Masterclasses and a talk by one of opera’s biggest international stars, bass-baritone Gerald Finley.
And the winners are…
Bradley Samore (Fresno State) for his poem:
Visiting the Shinzen Friendship Garden Piecemeal clouds puff over the lake framed by trees whose red yellow leaves light more golden in the setting sun ripples that quiver the clouds’ reflection and leave behind them a new image on which mallards glide and a great egret scans the shallows for fish
Judge’s Prize Winner and Audience Choice Prize co-winner: Micah Byers (Fresno State)
Performed by: Christopher Rodriguea, baritone and Drew Quiring, piano
Audience Choice Prize co-winner: Allen Gallego (Fresno State)
Performed by: Pardees Fayed, soprano and Drew Quiring, piano