Concert Highlights 2019

Concerts take place at the Colburn School and feature the SongFest participants, faculty members, distinguished alumni, and guest artists.

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Maria Valdes

Friday, May 31 • 7:30 p. m. • Thayer Hall
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI RECITAL
featuring SongFest alumna Maria Valdes*, soprano and Rosemary Ritter, piano

Sunday, June 2 • 3 p.m. • Thayer Hall
SONGS OF JAKE HEGGIE
SongFest 2019 Distinguished Composer

Wednesday, June 5 • Noon • Thayer Hall
THE COLBURN FELLOWS**

Thursday, June 6 • 7:30 p.m. • Thayer Hall
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI RECITAL
featuring SongFest alumna Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano and Colburn alumnus Ryan MacEvoy McCullough, piano

War’s Embers

Friday, June 7 • Noon • Thayer Hall
WAR’S EMBERS**
A special recital commemorating the centenary of the Treaty of Versailles (1919) which ended World War I. A European journey of the countries affected by the war with songs by composers from France, Britain, Russia, and more.
devised by Liza Stepanova

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Evolutions

Friday, June 7 • 7:30 p.m. • Thayer Hall
EVOLUTIONS
In a special SONG recital, narrated by Graham Johnson
In words and music Martha Guth, soprano and Graham Johnson, piano trace the metamorphoses of four composers from their youthful to their later creations. Songs by Schubert, Fauré, Poulenc, and Britten demonstrate how young composers gradually evolve from their early beginnings to mature mastery.

Sunday, June 9 • 3:00 p.m. • St James Episcopal Church
SACRED CANTATAS OF J.S. BACH WITH ENSEMBLE
John Harbison
, director, Sanford Sylvan, coach

June 11 • 7:30 p.m. • Zipper Hall
DISTINGUISHED GUEST ARTIST RECITAL
featuring Susan Graham*, mezzo-soprano and Malcolm Martineau, piano

Friday, June 14 • 5 p.m. • Thayer Hall
A CIRCLE OF LOVE: ROBERT, CLARA, AND JOHANNES
coached by Lydia Brown

Friday, June 14 • 7:30 p.m. • Zipper Hall
DISTINGUISHED ALUMNA RECITAL
featuring SongFest alumna Emily D’Angelo*, mezzo-soprano and Kevin Murphy, piano

A Journey Through Schubert Lieder

Photo by Marthe Griebler

Sunday, June 16 • 3:00 p.m. • Thayer Hall
A JOURNEY THROUGH SCHUBERT LIEDER
devised and narrated by Graham Johnson
To read more about the Schubert Class Series Click
HERE.

Friday, June 21 • 7:30 p.m. • Zipper Hall
AN AMERICAN LANDSCAPE
a program of contemporary American song featuring the 2019 Sorel Commission “My Sister’s Voice” by Reena Esmail and a new commission by Martin Hennessey

Sunday, June 23 • 7:00 p.m. • Thayer Hall
SONGFEST AMERICAN SONGBOOK
conceived and directed by John Musto and Amy Burton

 

CONCERTS TO BE ANNOUNCED

Thayer Hall
¡ESPAÑA! FROM IBERIA TO LATIN
AMERICA

a fiery recital of Spanish song curated by Jennifer Ringo and Javier Arrebola

Thayer Hall
THE STERN FELLOWS IN RECITAL

Thayer Hall
THE SCHUBERT FELLOWS IN RECITAL**

Thayer Hall
RECOVERED VOICES**
in collaboration with the Ziering-Conlon Initiative for Recovered Voices – curated by Liza Stepanova

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A Musical Portrait of Goethe

Thayer Hall
NOON CONCERT: A MUSICAL PORTRAIT OF GOETHE**
a mosaic of song settings of Goethe devised by Liza Stepanova 

Thayer Hall
THE SONGS OF JOHN MUSTO
SongFest 2019 Distinguished Composer with William Sharp, baritone and the Professional Fellows

*Maria Valdes appears courtesy of IMG Artists
* Susan Graham appears courtesy of IMG Artists
*Emily D'Angelo appears courtesy of CAMI Artists

** Part of the the Brown Loranger Noon Concert Series, which is free and open to the public.
Concerts held every Wednesday & Friday during SongFest 2019

After May 10: (213) 621-4720 • Before May 10: (310) 384-3706 songfest@colburnschool.edu


Three Guest Master Classes

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Malcolm Martineau, piano

June 10, 2019 • 9:30 a.m.-noon • Thayer Hall

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Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano

June 12, 2019 • 2-4:30 p.m. • Zipper Hall

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James Conlon, conductor

June 18, 2019 • 1:30-4 p.m. • Zipper Hall