CARNEGIE HALL PRESENTS

Performance Saturday, February 28, 2015 | 5 PM

Neighborhood Concert: Andrew Haji and Liz Upchurch

St. Michael's Church
Andrew Haji’s bright, clear tone and elegant phrasing make him the ideal tenor for the operas of Haydn, Mozart, and Donizetti. Opera News praised the exciting young tenor for his “powerful and nimble voice” and ConcertoNet.com commended his “startlingly attractive, Italianate voice.” Haji is a member of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio and has received the Encouragement Award in the Marilyn Horne Song Competition. In addition to opera, Haji has sung tenor solos in Handel’s Messiah, Haydn’s The Creation, and Rossini’s Petite messe solennelle.

Liz Upchurch is a prizewinning pianist and vocal coach. As music director of the Canadian Opera Company Ensemble Studio in Toronto, she has trained a generation of Canadian opera singers. Upchurch has worked with singers and actors on community and educational projects, and is equally at home in the worlds of opera and musical theater. She is also familiar to Canadian television viewers as a judge on the Bravo! reality show Bathroom Divas: So You Want to Be an Opera Star?

Performers

  • Andrew Haji, Tenor
  • Liz Upchurch, Piano

Program

  • LISZT "S'il est un charmant gazon"
  • LISZT "Oh! Quand je dors" ("Élégie Etienne Monnier")
  • LISZT "Enfant, si j’étais roi"
  • SCHUMANN Dichterliebe, Op. 48
  • BRITTEN "Oliver Cromwell," Vol. 1, No. 7
  • BRITTEN "Down By the Salley Gardens"
  • BRITTEN "O Waly, Waly"
  • BRITTEN "The Foggy, Foggy Dew," Vol. 3, No. 5
  • DI CAPUA "O sole mio"
  • DE CURTIS "Torna a Surriento"
  • TOSTI "L’alba separa dalla luce l’ombra"
St. Michael's Church
225 West 99th Street (at Amsterdam Avenue) | Manhattan
212-222-2700 | saintmichaelschurch.org

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This concert is part of the Marilyn Horne legacy at Carnegie Hall.
Public support was provided by Council Member Helen Rosenthal.

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