Upcoming Concerts: Chamber Music, Lieder & Showtunes

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Friday, October 16, 2015 – 8:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium)
ATOS Trio

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Courtesy of ATOS Trio

Germany’s acclaimed ATOS Trio brings impeccable musicianship and an exploratory edge to its renditions of piano trios old and new. The strings are featured in the premiere of a new Library of Congress commission by composer Michael Hersch. Ernest Bloch’s Three Nocturnes offer a striking contrast to the first piano trio of his erstwhile student, Leon Kirchner. Beethoven’s monumental op. 97 piano trio, dedicated to his friend and supporter Archduke Rudolf of Austria, closes the program. FREE tickets required.

Program
L. KIRCHNER | Trio (1954)
HERSCH | CARRION-MILES TO PURGATORY:
thirteen pieces after texts of Robert Lowell (World Premiere)
Commissioned by the Hans Kindler Foundation Trust Fund in the Library of Congress
BLOCH | Three Nocturnes
BEETHOVEN | Piano Trio in B-flat major, op. 97 (“Archduke”)

Program Notes

Advance tickets for this event are currently sold out. RUSH passes will be distributed for space available admission beginning at 6:00pm.

Pre-Concert Conversation (6:30pm, Whittall Pavilion)
Michael Hersch, Composer & Kay Redfield Jamison, PhD, Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders, The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
FREE, no tickets required.

Presented in association with the Library of Congress Poetry and Literature Center

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Saturday, October 17, 2015 – 2:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium)
Nicholas Phan and Myra Huang

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Courtesy of Nicholas Phan

The “exquisitely artful” (The Sunday Times) tenor Nicholas Phan continues to distinguish himself in opera, symphonic and chamber music, and the intimate realm of the recital. Performing with pianist Myra Huang, his partner in two eloquent recent recordings, Phan offers a beautiful program pairing major cycles by Schumann and Britten with songs by Ned Rorem and Paul Bowles. Come for a memorable afternoon, and take the opportunity to judge this enviable critical assessment: “The artist behind the voice takes complete possession of the music” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). FREE tickets required.

Program
ROREM | “O Do Not Love Too Long”
SCHUMANN | Dichterliebe, op. 48
BRITTEN | Winter Words, op. 52
ROREM | Selected Walt Whitman settings
BOWLES | Blue Mountain Ballads

Program Notes

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Monday, October 19, 2015 – 8:00pm (Coolidge Auditorium)
An Evening with the Music of Marvin Hamlisch

Whitney Bashor, Vocalist | Capathia Jenkins, Vocalist
Lindsay Mendez, Vocalist | Bryce Pinkham, Vocalist
Ted Sperling, Music Director & Piano
Aaron Heick, Reeds | Scott Kuney, Guitar
Dave Phillips, Bass | Sean McDaniel, Drums

Courtesy of the Estate of Marvin Hamlisch

Courtesy of the Estate of Marvin Hamlisch

The “exquisitely artful” (The Sunday Times) tenor Nicholas Phan continues to distinguish himself in opera, symphonic and chamber music, and the intimate realm of the recital. Performing with pianist Myra Huang, his partner in two eloquent recent recordings, Phan offers a beautiful program pairing major cycles by Schumann and Britten with songs by Ned Rorem and Paul Bowles. Come for a memorable afternoon, and take the opportunity to judge this enviable critical assessment: “The artist behind the voice takes complete possession of the music” (The Philadelphia Inquirer). FREE tickets required.

Program Booklet

Advance tickets for this event are currently sold out. RUSH passes will be distributed for space available admission beginning at 6:00pm.

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