Excerpt 1 - A Work of Art in Motion

(Susie and Edith)

Excerpt 5 - Stay for a While

​(Edith Aria)


Librettist - Laurel Andersen

Edith Cook - Casie Girvin

Susie Barstow - Elizabeth Gorrie

Instrumentation - Violin, Cello and Piano

Language - English

​Duration: 1 hour 15 minutes




Susie M. Barstow and Edith Wilkinson Cook, two very different painters of the Hudson school – and fast friends – take a canoe trip to Pollopel (soon to be Bannerman) Island every Autumn from 1858 to 1902. What will they discover about themselves – and about each other – over long years for friendship, art, and paddling through rough water towards the reward of the elusive island?

Excerpt 4 - Our Great Achievement

(Susie and Edith)

Excerpt 3 - I Didn't Join Susie

(Susie and Edith)

EXCERPTS (IN CHRONOLOGICAL ORDER)

Excerpt 2 - "Rational" Dress

(Susie and Edith)

SIX AUTUMNS ON THE HUDSON 

a chamber opera in one act

Excerpt 6 - Without You

(Susie Aria)

​ABOUT THE WORK