Carnegie Hall Presents

Great Singers II: Jula Goldwurm Pure Voice Series

Witness the sheer beauty and subtle nuance of the most personal of instruments—the human voice—in this unforgettable series of recitals by both emerging singers and seasoned vocal veterans. Jessica Rivera and Kelley O’Connor share the concert stage for a program of traditional works and New York premieres, Marilyn Horne celebrates her 80th birthday during her annual workshop with fresh young singers and special guest artists, and Alice Coote and Gerald Finley perform intimate song selections.

Series Events

Tuesday, October 29, 2013 | 7:30 PM
Jessica Rivera
Kelley O'Connor
Robert Spano
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Jessica Rivera, Soprano
  • Kelley O'Connor, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Robert Spano, Piano

Program

  • SAINT-SAËNS "El desdichado"
  • DEBUSSY Chansons de Bilitis
  • JONATHAN LESHNOFF Monica Songs (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • GOUNOD "La siesta"
  • MENDELSSOHN "Volkslied," Op. 63, No. 5
  • MENDELSSOHN "Ich wollt' meine Lieb'," Op. 63, No. 1
  • DAVID BRUCE That Time with You (NY Premiere, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
  • MOMPOU Combat del Somni
  • GABRIELA LENA FRANK Selections from The Kitchen Songbook (NY Premiere)
    ·· "Honey"
    ·· "Sofrito"

  • Encore:
  • HUMPERDINCK "Prayer" from Hansel and Gretel
Osvaldo Golijov's La Pasión según San Marcos ("Lúa descolorida")
Jessica Rivera, Soprano | L. Mark Carver, Piano
Urtext
Thursday, January 16, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Marilyn Horne Song Celebration
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Samuel Ramey, Host
  • Frederica von Stade, Host
  • Barbara Cook, Vocalist
  • Renée Fleming, Soprano
  • Brenda Rae, Soprano
  • Jamie Barton, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Isabel Leonard, Mezzo-Soprano
  • David Daniels, Countertenor
  • Piotr Beczala, Tenor
  • Lester Lynch, Baritone
  • Martin Katz, Piano
  • Warren Jones, Piano
  • Lee Musiker, Piano
Thursday, January 30, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Alice Coote
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Alice Coote, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Graham Johnson, Piano

Program

  • POULENC "Les chemins de l'amour" from Léocadia
  • HAHN "L’heure exquise" from Chansons grises
  • HAHN "Les étoiles" from Rondels, No. 19
  • FAURÉ "Le secret," Op. 23, No. 3
  • GOUNOD "Sérénade"
  • GOUNOD "Au printemps"
  • CHABRIER "Toutes les fleurs"
  • CHAUSSON "Le temps des lilas" from Poème de l' amour et de la mer, Op. 19
  • FAURÉ "Fleur jetée," Op. 39, No. 2
  • BERLIOZ "Le spectre de la rose," Op. 7, No. 2
  • SAINT-SAËNS "Aimons-nous"
  • CHABRIER "L’île heureuse"
  • BACHELET "Chère nuit"
  • SAINT-SAËNS "Soirée en mer"
  • HAHN "Fumée"
  • DEBUSSY "Auprès de cette grotte sombre" from Le promenoir des deux amants
  • SATIE "Je te veux"
  • HAHN "La chère blessure"
  • KOECHLIN "Novembre" from Quatre mélodies, No. 2
  • POULENC "Voyage à Paris" from Banalités, No. 4
  • POULENC "Hôtel" from Banalités, No. 2
  • POULENC "La grenouillère"
  • POULENC "Voyage" from Calligrammes, No. 7

  • Encores:
  • POULENC "C'est ainsi que tu es" from Métamorphoses, No. 2
  • FAURÉ "Adieu" from Poème d’un jour, Op. 21, No. 3
Elgar's "Speak, Music," Op. 41, No. 2
Alice Coote, Mezzo-Soprano | Graham Johnson, Piano
Hyperion
Thursday, February 13, 2014 | 7:30 PM
Gerald Finley
Julius Drake
Zankel Hall

Performers

  • Gerald Finley, Baritone
  • Julius Drake, Piano

Program

  • SCHUBERT Winterreise
Schumann's Liederkreis, Op. 39 ("Mondnacht")
Gerald Finley, Baritone | Julius Drake, Piano
Hyperion
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