Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Singers III: Evenings of Song

Get to know the talents of these rising vocal stars in the intimate setting of Weill Recital Hall. This revelatory series includes winners of the prestigious Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and the Beverly Sills Award—events in the lives of singers that solidify their place as the opera stars of tomorrow. Join us for Salon Encores following the recital with drinks and conversation.

Marlis Petersen
Jendrik Springer

Susanna Phillips
Myra Huang

Alek Shrader
Keun-A Lee

Paul Appleby
Natalia Katyukova

Marlis Petersen
Jendrik Springer

Goethe and The Eternal-Feminine

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, October 26, 2012 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Marlis Petersen, Soprano
New York Recital Debut
Jendrik Springer, Piano

Program

SCHUBERT "Was bedeutet die Bewegung?"
MENDELSSOHN "Die Liebende schreibt"
FANNY MENDELSSOHN "Ach, um deine feuchten Schwingen"
WAGNER "Gretchen am Spinnrade"
BEETHOVEN "Wonne der Wehmut"
SOMMER "Ach neige, du Schmerzenreiche"
MEDTNER "Vor Gericht"
SOMMER "Wandrers Nachtlied II"
EISLER "Goethe-Fragment"
BRUCH "Morgenlied"
KRENEK "Monolog der Stella"
DIEPENBROCK "Kennst du das Land"
TCHAIKOVSKY "None but the Lonely Heart"
WOLF "Singet nicht in Trauertönen"
WOLF "Heiss mich nicht reden"
SCHUMANN "So lasst mich scheinen"
BRAUNFELS "Die Trommel gerühret"
LISZT "Freudvoll und leidvoll"
MEDTNER "Wandrers Nachtlied II"
REUTTER "Es ist gut"
MANFRED TROJAHN "Bewundert viel und viel gescholten"
BRAUNFELS "Rastlose Liebe"

Encore:LISZT "Wandrers Nachtlied"
Marlis Petersen is “a sterling soprano … cool, smart, centered, captivating” (Los Angeles Times). She’s triumphed in Berg’s Lulu at the Met, and in her New York recital debut—which features songs by Beethoven, Schubert, Mendelssohn, and more—she demonstrates the enduring power that Goethe’s Romantic concept of the eternal feminine has held over composers for more than two centuries.

This concert is part of Salon Encores.

Listen

Liszt's "Freudvoll und leidvoll"

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Marlis Petersen, Soprano | Jendrik Springer, Piano

Susanna Phillips
Myra Huang

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, February 8, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Susanna Phillips, Soprano
Myra Huang, Piano

Program

SCHUBERT Ellens Gesang I (“Raste Krieger”), D. 837
SCHUBERT Ellens Gesang II (“Jäger, ruhe von der Jagd”), D. 838
SCHUBERT Ellens Gesang III ("Ave Maria"), D. 839
CHAUSSON "Le colibri," Op. 2, No. 7
CHAUSSON "Les papillons," Op. 2, No. 3
CHAUSSON "Oraison," Op. 24, No. 5
CHAUSSON "Le temps des lilas" from Poème de l' amour et de la mer, Op. 19
BERG Seven Early Songs
·· "Nacht"
·· "Schilflied"
·· "Die Nachtigall"
·· "Traumgekrönt"
·· "Im Zimmer"
·· "Liebesode"
·· "Sommertage"
MESSIAEN Poèmes pour Mi, Book II
·· "L’épouse"
·· "Ta voix"
·· "Les deux guerriers"
·· "Le collier"
·· "Prière exaucée"
GRANADOS "El majo discreto"
GRANADOS "El mirar de la maja"
GRANADOS "Elegia eterna"
GRANADOS "Gracia mía"
GORDON MYERS GORDON MYERS Selections from Do You Sing, Mr. Twain?
·· On Congress
·· On Taking the Opportunity of Righting a Long Postponed Social Call
·· On Truth
·· On Wagner
·· Any Resolutions for the Coming Year?
·· On Human Nature
·· On Chastity
·· On Rules of Writing

Encore:DEROSE "Deep Purple"
You never forget a singer like Susanna Phillips. It seems that wherever she sings, critics follow with reviews that praise her “attractive, splendidly musical” performances (Chicago Tribune) and “gleaming” soprano voice (The Boston Globe). Last season, she triumphed in Lucia di Lammermoor in Chicago. As Martin Bernheimer exhorted his readers in the Financial Times: “Susanna Phillips. Remember the name.”

This concert is part of Salon Encores.

Listen

 Messiaen's Poemes Pour Mi, "L'Epouse"

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Susanna Phillips, Soprano | Myra Huang, Piano
Bridge Records

Alek Shrader
Keun-A Lee

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, March 8, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Alek Shrader, Tenor
Keun-A Lee, Piano

Program

ROSSINI "La danza"
BELLINI "La Ricordanza" from Composizioni da Camera
MERCADANTE "La serenata del marinaro"
FAURÉ "Lydia," Op. 4, No. 2
FAURÉ "Après un rêve," Op. 7, No. 1
FAURÉ "Spleen," Op. 51, No. 3
R. STRAUSS Vier Lieder, Op. 27
TURINA Poema en forma de canciones, Op. 19
SOLER "Oh ciel! Che duro passo... Seguir degg'io chi fugge" from Una cosa rara
IAIN BELL The Undying Splendour (World Premiere)
THOMSON "Was this fair face the cause?"
THOMSON "Love song"
THOMSON "English usage"
NEVIN "Buona notte"
NEVIN "'Twas April"
NEVIN "Stars of the summer night"
NEVIN Nocturne for Voice and Piano

Encore:FOSTER "If You've Only Got a Moustache"
At the end of the 2009 documentary The Audition, a film about the Metropolitan Opera’s National Council Auditions, Alek Shrader—a young tenor flush with confidence and exuding charisma—astounds everyone with his performance of a notoriously demanding aria from Donizetti’s La fille du regiment. Now he performs in recital at Carnegie Hall.

This concert is part of Salon Encores.

Paul Appleby
Natalia Katyukova

Weill Recital Hall
Friday, April 5, 2013 | 7:30 PM

Performers

Paul Appleby, Tenor
Natalia Katyukova, Piano

Program

SCHUBERT "Im Frühling," D. 882
SCHUBERT "Des Fischers Liebesglück," D. 933
SCHUBERT "Sehnsucht," D. 879
SCHUBERT "Die Taubenpost," D. 965a
BRIDGE "Go not, happy day"
BRIDGE "Golden Hair"
BRIDGE "When you are old"
BRIDGE "Love went a-Riding"
TCHAIKOVSKY "Don Juan's Serenade"
TCHAIKOVSKY "Amid the din of the ball," Op. 38, No. 3
TCHAIKOVSKY "Does the day reign?," Op. 47, No. 6
FAURÉ La Bonne chanson, Op. 61
GINASTERA "Canción al árbol del olvido" from Dos canciones, Op. 3
GUASTAVINO "Cita"
LÓPEZ BUCHARDO "Canción de ausencia"
GINASTERA "Canción del beso robado"

Encores:BOWLES "April Food Baby"
BOWLES "Baby, Baby"
With a vivid tenor voice, Paul Appleby turns a song into a heartfelt tale and makes “every word a living presence” (The New York Times). He sees his own career as a journey that “has led me to many formative experiences along the way—some joyful, some difficult, some exhilarating, some painful, and many unexpected.” Catch this rising star in Weill Recital Hall.

This concert is part of Salon Encores.