CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Performance Friday, November 12, 2010 | 7:30 PM

Nicholas Phan
Myra Huang

Weill Recital Hall

Performers

  • Myra Huang, Piano
  • Nicholas Phan, Tenor

Program

  • PURCELL "If Music Be the Food of Love"
  • PURCELL "If Love's a Sweet Passion"
  • PURCELL "I Attempt from Love’s Sickness to Fly"
  • PURCELL "There’s Not a Swain on the Plain" (real. Britten)
  • PURCELL "Not all my torments can your pity move"
  • PURCELL "Sweeter than Roses"
  • BRITTEN Seven Sonnets of Michelangelo, Op. 22
  • BRITTEN Winter Words, Op. 52
  • BRITTEN "Come You Not from Newcastle," Vol. 3, No. 7
  • BRITTEN "Little Sir William," Vol. 1, No. 2
  • BRITTEN "Last Rose of Summer," Vol. 4, No. 9
  • BRITTEN "The Salley Gardens," Vol. 1, No. 1
  • BRITTEN "The Plough Boy," Vol. 3, No. 1

  • Encore:
  • BRITTEN "The Ash Grove," Vol. 1, No. 6

  • Program is approximately 1 hour, 30 minutes, including one intermission

Bios

  • Myra Huang

    Pianist Myra Huang has served on the music staff of the Washington National Opera, New York City Opera, and Opera Pacific. From 2006 to 2008, she was a member of the music staff at the Palau de les Arts in Valencia, Spain, where she worked closely with the company's artistic director, Lorin Maazel. She was personally invited in 2006 by Plácido Domingo to be a pianist for the renowned Operalia vocal competition in Madrid, Spain, held at the Teatro Real. In May 2010, she was invited to accompany the singers for the Metropolitan Opera's National Council Auditions on the stage of The Metropolitan Opera.

    Ms. Huang received her bachelor's degree in piano performance from The Juilliard School under the tutelage of Martin Canin, and her master's degree in collaborative piano from the Manhattan School of Music under Warren Jones. Prizes from competitions include the Gina Bachauer Piano Competition at The Juilliard School and the Kosciuszko Foundation Chopin Piano Competition in New York.
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  • Nicholas Phan

    An accomplished concert singer, American tenor Nicholas Phan recently made his debut at the BBC Proms and the Bard Music Festival. This fall, he embarked on a US recital tour that culminates this evening in his recital debut at Carnegie Hall.

    Mr. Phan has appeared with many of the leading orchestras in the US, including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, San Francisco Symphony, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, and Orchestra of St. Luke's. He has also appeared at the Edinburgh, Ravinia, Rheingau, and Marlboro music festivals.

    An avid proponent of vocal chamber music, he has collaborated with pianists Mitsuko Uchida, Richard Goode, Cecile Licad, and principal horn of The Philadelphia Orchestra, Jennifer Montone. Also considered one of the rising young stars of the opera world, Mr. Phan makes his debut this season with the Seattle Opera as Count Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia. His growing repertoire includes the title roles in Acis and Galatea and Candide, Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore, Lindoro in L'italiana in Algeri, Fenton in Falstaff, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, Polidoro in La finta semplice, and Lurcanio in Ariodante.

    A graduate of the University of Michigan, Mr. Phan also studied at the Manhattan School of Music and the Aspen Music Festival and School, and is an alumnus of the Houston Grand Opera Studio and the Glimmerglass Opera's Young American Artists Program. He was the recipient of a 2006 Sullivan Foundation Award and the 2004 Richard F. Gold Career Grant from the Shoshana Foundation.
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This performance is part of Great Singers III: Evenings of Song.