Performance Thursday, March 12, 2015 | 7:30 PM

Sasha Cooke
Julius Drake

Zankel Hall
Sasha Cooke continues to win accolades for her opera and song performances. The New Yorker has praised her “luminous tone,” and she’s been called “equal parts poise, radiance, and elegant directness” (Opera News). As part of this recital, Cooke sings the world premiere of a work by Pulitizer Prize–winning composer Kevin Puts.


  • Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Julius Drake, Piano


  • HAYDN Arianna a Naxos, Hob. XXVIb: 2
  • LISZT Wieder möcht ich dir begenen
  • LISZT "Lasst mich ruhen," S. 314 (after Fallersleben)
  • LISZT "Was Liebe sei," S. 288, No. 3 (after Hagn)
  • LISZT "Des Tages laute Stimmen schweigen," S. 337 (after Saar)
  • MAHLER Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
  • KEVIN PUTS Of All the Moons (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • GRANADOS Selections from Tonadillas en un estilo antiguo
    ·· La maja dolorosa
    ·· El tra-la-la y el punteado
    ·· El mirar de la maja
    ·· El majo discreto


Britten's "A Charm" from A Charm of Lullabies, Op. 41
Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-Soprano | Inon Barnatan, Piano



This concert and the Pure Voice Series are sponsored by the Jean & Jula Goldwurm Memorial Foundation in memory of Jula Goldwurm.