Blake: In Delicacy and Distress
- Written by Jesse David Corti
Hollywood Master Chorale concluded their Songs of Experience concert series Saturday night at the West Hollywood Library. Since the concert was inspired by Poet-painter William Blake’s “Songs of Innocence and Experience,” the library was an an apt location to showcase his intimate, poignant poems set to song. The composers enlisted for this two-year commissioned project (Voices of Los Angeles) ranged from individuals newly graduated from their studies to individuals long tenured at respected institutions, both academic and religious.