Jeanine De Bique, Soprano
Jonathan C. Kelly, Piano
Jeanine De Bique, Soprano
Jonathan C. Kelly, Piano
Theron Shaw, Guitar
PURCELL "The Blessed Virgin's Expostulation," Z. 196 (realized Britten)
R. STRAUSS Drei Lieder der Ophelia
WOLF "Gretchen vor dem Andachtsbild der Mater Dolorosa"
WOLF "Frühling übers Jahr"
WOLF "Die Bekehrte"
WOLF "Die Spröde"
TRAD. "Tina" (arr. Desmond Waithe)
TRAD. "Evening time" (arr. Desmond Waithe)
TRAD. "Cutie Pak" (arr. Desmond Waithe)
TRAD. "Rosebud" (arr. Desmond Waithe)
TRAD. "Aller moin ka-allé"
ANDRÉ TANKER "Morena Osha"
PREVIN Honey and Rue
Event DurationThe printed program will last approximately 90 minutes, including one 20-minute intermission.
This concert is made possible by The Ruth Morse Fund for Vocal Excellence.
Jeanine De Bique
Trinidadian soprano Jeanine De Bique has gained international recognition for her “dramatic presence and versatility” (The Washington Post) and “sheer endless wealth of color and nuances … a radiant, free-floating timbre” (Opernwelt). Recent opera engagements include role debuts as Poppea in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer, the title role in Handel’s Alcina at Opéra national de Paris, as Agathe in Der Freischütz with Konzerthausorchester Berlin and Christoph Eschenbach, Bess in Porgy and Bess and La Folie in Rameau’s Platée at Theater an der Wien (released by Harmonia Mundi on CD and by Unitel on DVD), and in concert at Teatro del Liceu in Barcelona, conducted by William Christie. Other notable appearances include Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro at San Francisco Opera, Annio in La clemenza di Tito at the Salzburg Festival, Helena in A Midsummer Night’s Dream at Deutsche Oper Berlin, the title role in Rodelinda at Opéra de Lille and at Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, and Aida in Caruso a Cuba at De Nationale Opera in Amsterdam.
Ms. De Bique’s concert appearances include Haydn’s Missa in tempore belli with Manfred Honeck and the WDR Symphony Orchestra Cologne, works by Handel with the Chineke! Orchestra at the BBC Proms, concerts with the Budapest Festival Orchestra and Iván Fischer in New York and Los Angeles, Brahms’s Ein deutsches Requiem with Raphaël Pichon at La Seine Musicale in Paris, Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, Mahler’s Symphony No. 4 with Teodor Currentzis and musicAeterna, and Mahler’s Symphony No. 8 with Lorin Maazel and the New York Philharmonic, as well as the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Marin Alsop at the Ravinia Festival.
Ms. De Bique’s season continues with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Gustavo Dudamel, Martin Fröst, Swedish Chamber Orchestra, Vienna Philharmonic and Herbert Blomstedt, and her role and house debut as Anaï in Rossini’s Moïse et Pharaon at the Aix-en-Provence Festival. Her first solo album, Mirrors, with Concerto Köln and featuring arias by Handel and other Baroque composers, was released in October 2021 by Berlin Classics.
Jonathan C. Kelly
Jonathan Cameron Kelly is an assistant conductor at the Metropolitan Opera. He has worked in similar capacities at San Francisco Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, Opera Theater of Lucca, and the Chautauqua Institution. Frequently seen in concert, he has appeared with many of today’s leading performers, including Plácido Domingo, Renée Fleming, Elīna Garanča, Susan Graham, Hei-Kyung Hong, Ana María Martínez, Anna Netrebko, Ramón Vargas, Rolando Villazón, Joshua Bell, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Sting. Formerly a lecturer at Yale University, he is a faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music. Born in Worcester, Massachusetts, Mr. Kelly spent his formative years in Kentucky. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music and continued his studies at the Manhattan School of Music under the tutelage of Warren Jones.
Guitarist, composer, and arranger Theron Shaw creates his music through persistent hard work and dedication. He has tapped into his own unique method of mastery, and through his stylistic adaptability, can play several genres of music. As an accompanist, he has performed with the Trinidad Theatre Workshop, Ernán López Nussa, Lennox “Boogsie” Sharpe, Andy Narell, The Mighty Sparrow, Pretender, Roaring Lion, David Rudder, and André Tanker. He has also recorded with French vocalist Philippe Lavil, Berklee professor Ron Reid, and Northern Illinois University steel pan performer and educator Liam Teague. As a leader, he has been featured at Pan Ramajay (2002); Caribbean Jazz Waves 2003 in New York and Washington, DC; We Beat Festival (2004); Jazz on the Hill (2004); Jazz Artists on the Greens (2005 and 2009); and Jazz on the Beach (2009). In 2011, Mr. Shaw was the producer and musical director of a series of intimate concerts that featured a mixture of traditional calypsoes reinterpreted in a jazz format. In CARIFESTA 2019, he was a featured guest of soprano Jeanine De Bique, performing classic Caribbean folk songs. He has released three recording projects: The Sojourn (2003), Right Here, Right Now (2008), and Gumbo Caribe (2014), which featured compositions flavored with elements of the French Caribbean and the traditional folk song “Mangoes.”
Mr. Shaw began studying guitar at age 11. He attended Howard University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in music therapy. He also completed a post-graduate diploma in education from the University of the West Indies, St. Augustine. In addition to his lifelong dedication to music, he has a passion for fine arts, of which acrylic, watercolor, and pastels are his favorites.