Dear Mrs. Carr (2015)

Tenor and piano. 5 mins.


Written for American Opera Projects Composers & the Voice fellowship. While working and living in Yosemite National Park during the late 19th century, the great preservationist and naturalist John Muir (1838-1914) wrote many letters to his mentor, Jeanne Carr. These letters form the basis of this song’s text.

Score available for purchase. Please direct inquiries to Nell Shaw Cohen at nell@nellshawcohen.com.

Performance History

Blake Friedman, tenor, and Charity Wicks, piano. “First Glimpse” concert presented by American Opera Projects, South Oxford Space, Brooklyn NY, 5/13 & 5/14/16.

Private workshop. Brooklyn NY,  11/16/15