• Monday, Dec 6, 2010

    Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute Presents The Song Continues...2011 with Marilyn Horne


    JANUARY 18–23

    Six Public Events Featured As Part of Annual Event, Including
    Master Classes Led by Marilyn Horne, Kurt Moll, and Malcolm Martineau

    Series Culminates with Annual Recital, This Year Celebrating the
    50th Anniversary of Marilyn Horne’s Carnegie Hall Debut


    Each January, acclaimed mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne brings The Song Continues…, a celebration of the song recital, to Carnegie Hall with public master classes led by renowned artists from the vocal music world as well as recitals featuring both established and emerging artists. The Song Continues… 2011, which runs from January 18–23, marks the first year that Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute will present the series under its Professional Training Workshops program, after many years of partnership with The Marilyn Horne Foundation. Ms. Horne will continue to serve as Artistic Advisor for the series.

    This year at The Song Continues…, public master classes will be led by the acclaimed German bass Kurt Moll on Wednesday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall, and by Marilyn Horne on Thursday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. and by pianist Malcolm Martineau on Friday, January 21 at 7:30 p.m., both in Weill Recital Hall. Participants in the master classes include 12 vocal students, selected through a rigorous international audition process.

    Duo recitals will be given in Weill Recital Hall by tenor Jeffrey Hill, soprano Simone Osborne, and pianist Warren Jones on Wednesday, January 19 at 5:30 p.m.; and by baritone Jonathan Beyer, soprano Wendy Bryn Harmer, and pianist Kristin Okerlund on Thursday, January 20 at 5:30 p.m.

    The Song Continues…2011 culminates on Sunday, January 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall with its annual recital, which this year marks the 50th anniversary of Marilyn Horne’s Carnegie Hall debut, and features special guest artists, soprano Christine Brewer and pianist Craig Rutenberg. Additional leading young artists who have been mentored through the years by Marilyn Horne are also featured on the program and include soprano Susanna Phillips, mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, tenor Paul Appleby, baritone Eugene Chan, and pianists Myra Huang, Carrie-Ann Matheson, Bénédicte Jourdois, and John Churchwell. See below for complete program information.

    In addition to the Weill Music Institute (WMI) presenting The Song Continues… annual vocal celebration as part of its series programs for professional musicians, WMI will also now present the Marilyn Horne Foundation’s series of vocal recitals in community venues as part of its free Neighborhood Concert Series. For over 15 years, the Marilyn Horne Foundation fulfilled its mission and successfully built awareness for the art of the vocal recital throughout the United States. Carnegie Hall embraces this philosophy and has incorporated the tenets of the Marilyn Horne Foundation into its programming, extending its commitment to the art of the vocal recital.

    “My heart, my experience, and my soul have been focused on preserving the art of the vocal recital,” said Ms. Horne. “I look forward to continuing to work with the young artists that help keep this great literature alive.”

    About Professional Training Workshops
    Professional Training Workshops presented by Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute are designed for artists between the ages of 18 to 35 and offer a unique opportunity for young musicians to explore performance and rehearsal practices, as well as specialized repertoire, with some of today’s leading artists. Workshops include master classes and sessions of intensive performance preparation for emerging professional musicians, led by artists from many different musical styles and backgrounds. Most workshops feature at least one element that is accessible to the public in the form of a concert or open master class. Travel and housing for participants traveling from outside of New York City is arranged and paid for by Carnegie Hall. The workshops are tuition-free for participants and open for observation by auditors. Additional information and online applications are available at carnegiehall.org/workshops.

    During the 2010–2011 season, WMI presents five Professional Training Workshops. In addition to The Song Continues…2011, conductor Robert Spano works with top choral singers and professionals from around the world and some of the nation’s best high school choruses for the Carnegie Hall Festival Anniversary Chorus which will explore Berlioz’s Requiem in the 20th anniversary Carnegie Hall Choral Workshop (February 8–13); acclaimed jazz pianist/composer Brad Mehldau, holder of the 2010–2011 Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall, leads two days of master classes at (Le) Poisson Rouge (March 5–6); soprano Dawn Upshaw and composer Donnacha Dennehy lead a workshop that offers composers and singers a chance to explore and perform new vocal works (April 11–17); and violinist Christian Tetzlaff leads a five-day violin-piano duo workshop (May 1–5) as part of his six-event Perspectives series at Carnegie Hall this season.

    About the Workshop Leaders
    Celebrated mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne was the only living artist selected by Harold Schoenberg for his New York Times list of the nine “all-time, all-star singers in the Met’s 100 years.” Throughout the course of her career, Ms. Horne has performed on the world’s greatest opera stages, in recital at the most celebrated venues, and in performance with all the major symphony orchestras. In the 2009–2010 season, Ms. Horne offered master classes for the first time at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, Maryland, and at St. Joseph College in Hartford, Connecticut. She returned to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the University of Oklahoma at Norman, and the Manhattan School of Music for long-term residencies, and visits each again in the 2010–2011 season. Ms. Horne was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October 2009 and was honored in Washington, DC as the 2009 recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Opera Honors. Born in Bradford, Pennsylvania, Ms. Horne began her musical studies with her father and first sang in public at the age of two. At the age of twenty she made her operatic debut with the Los Angeles Guild Opera and, at that same age, dubbed the voice of Carmen in the highly successful film of Carmen Jones starring Dorothy Dandridge as Carmen. In 1960, she made her debut in Berg's Wozzeck with the San Francisco Opera, followed by her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut in 1961. In September of 1999, Miss Horne fulfilled a personal goal of singing in all of the 50 states with an engagement in Laramie, Wyoming. In celebration of her birthday in January of 1994, Miss Horne launched the Marilyn Horne Foundation, dedicated to the art of the vocal recital and presentation of young singers in recital throughout the United States. Since its inception, the foundation has introduced over 65,000 students to the vocal recital and classical song with education programs along with full recital appearances in 29 states.

    The German bass Kurt Moll was born in Cologne and studied at the Cologne Conservatory. In 1970, he joined the Staatsoper Hamburg and in the same year made his debut at the Salzburger Festspiele as Sarastro in Die Zauberflöte. Mr. Moll has sung at all the major opera houses across the world, including La Scala, Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House, Staatsoper Wien, Paris Opera, Bayreuth Festival, San Francisco Opera, Staatsoper München, Chicago Opera, L'Opéra de la Bastille and Tokyo Opera. His roles include Osmin in Die Entführung aus dem Sèrail, King Marke in Tristan und Isolde, Gurnemanz in Parsifal, Seneca in L'incoronazione di Poppea, Commendatore in Don Giovanni, Gremin in Eugene Onegin, Baron Ochs in Der Rosenkavalier, Rocco in Fidelia, Kaspar in Der Freischatz, Sparafucile in Rigoletto, and Daland in Der fliegende Holländer. He has also performed and recorded much of the lieder repertoire, including the works of Schubert, Richard Strauss, and Carl Loewe. Kurt Moll has made more than 100 recordings of opera and oratorio with conductors including Herbert von Karajan, Georg Solti, Erich Kleiber, Leonard Bernstein, Rafael Kubelik, Bernard Haitink, James Levine, and Nikolaus Harnoncourt. He has been awarded many honors, including the prestigious title of Kammersänger (court singer) from three opera houses.

    Pianist and frequent recital collaborator Malcolm Martineau was born in Edinburgh and studied at the Royal College of Music. He is recognized as one of the leading accompanists of his generation and has worked with many of the world’s greatest singers, including Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Janet Baker, Olaf Bär, Barbara Bonney, Ian Bostridge, Angela Gheorghiu, Susan Graham, Thomas Hampson, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Magdalena Kozena, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Karita Mattila, Anna Netrebko, Anne Sofie von Otter, Michael Schade, Frederica von Stade, and Bryn Terfel. He has presented his own series at St. John’s Smith Square, Wigmore Hall, and at the Edinburgh Festival, and has appeared throughout Europe, North America, Australia, and at the Aix-en-Provence, Vienna, Edinburgh, Schubertiade, Munich, and Salzburg festivals. Mr. Martineau—who recently appeared at Carnegie Hall with Bryn Terfel last month—returns to Carnegie Hall this season on April 25 for a collaborative concert with Genia Kühmeier, Bernarda Fink, Michael Schade, Thomas Quasthoff, and Justus Zeyen.

    The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall
    The Weill Music Institute creates broad-reaching music education and community programs that play a central role in Carnegie Hall’s commitment to making great music accessible to as wide an audience as possible. Woven into the fabric of the Carnegie Hall concert season, these programs occur at Carnegie Hall as well as in schools and throughout neighborhoods, providing musical opportunities for everyone, from preschoolers to adults, new listeners to emerging professionals. With access to the world’s greatest artists and latest technologies, the Weill Music Institute is uniquely positioned to inspire the next generation of music lovers, to nurture tomorrow’s musical talent, and to shape the evolution of musical learning itself. The Weill Music Institute’s school and community programs annually serve over 115,000 children, students, teachers, parents, young music professionals, and adults in the New York metropolitan area and across the US, as well as 65,000 people around the world through its online and distance learning initiatives.

    For a complete schedule and details about Carnegie Hall’s Professional Training Workshops throughout the season, please visit carnegiehall.org/workshops.

    Program Information
    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 5:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall

    Jeffrey Hill, Tenor
    Simone Osborne, Soprano
    Warren Jones, Piano

    PAULINE VIARDOT-GARCIA “Bonjour mon coeur”
    PAULINE VIARDOT-GARCIA “Chanson de la pluie”
    PAULINE VIARDOT-GARCIA “Grands oiseaux blancs”
    GABRIEL FAURÉ “Automne,” Op. 18, No. 3
    GABRIEL FAURÉ “Les roses d’Ispahan,” Op. 39, No. 4
    GABRIEL FAURÉ “Notre amour,” Op. 23, No. 2
    GABRIEL FAURÉ “Fleur jetée,” Op. 39, No. 2
    HUBBARD MILLER “Spinning Song”
    TOM CIPULLO “Flames”
    CHARLES IVES “The Greatest Man”
    JOHN DUKE “Shelling Peas”
    HUBBARD MILLER “Half and Half”
    RICHARD STRAUSS “Wiegenlied," Op. 41, No. 1
    RICHARD STRAUSS “Morgen,” Op. 27, No. 4
    RICHARD STRAUSS “Amor,” Op. 68, No. 5
    ROBERT SCHUMANN Vier Duette (Four Duets), Op. 78

    Tickets: $5

    Wednesday, January 19, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall

    Tickets: $20

    Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 5:30 PM
    Weill Recital Hall

    Jonathan Beyer, Baritone
    Wendy Bryn Harmer, Soprano
    Kristin Okerlund, Piano

    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV “The Wave Breaks Into Spray,” Op. 46, No. 1
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV “When the Ripening Cornfield Gently Sways,” Op.40, No. 1
    NIKOLAI RIMSKY-KORSAKOV “The Prophet,” Op. 49, No. 2
    CHARLES GRIFFES “Das ist ein Brausen und Heulen,” A. 9
    CHARLES GRIFFES “Des müden Abendlied,” A. 19
    CHARLES GRIFFES “The Lament of Ian the Proud,” A. 57
    CHARLES GRIFFES “An den Wind,” A. 17
    RICHARD WAGNER Wesendonck-Lieder
    CARL BOHM “Still wie die Nacht,” Op. 326, No. 27

    Tickets: $5

    Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall

    Tickets: $20

    Friday, January 21, 2011 at 7:30 PM
    Weill Recital Hall

    Tickets: $20

    Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 7:30 PM
    Zankel Hall

    Susanna Phillips, Soprano
    Myra Huang, Piano
    Jamie Barton, Mezzo-Soprano
    Carrie-Ann Matheson, Piano
    Paul Appleby, Tenor
    Bénédicte Jourdois, Piano
    Eugene Chan, Baritone
    John Churchwell, Piano

    Special Guest Artists
    Christine Brewer, Soprano
    Craig Rutenberg, Piano

    GUSTAV MAHLER “Frühlingsmorgen”
    GUSTAV MAHLER “Nicht wiedersehen!”
    GUSTAV MAHLER “Wer hat dies Liedlein erdacht?”
    GUSTAV MAHLER ‘Urlicht”
    GUSTAV MAHLER “Scheiden und Meiden”
    LIBBY LARSEN Try Me, Good King: Last Words of the Wives of Henry VIII
    BENJAMIN BRITTEN “Dear Harp of My Country”
    BENJAMIN BRITTEN “Underneath the Abject Willow”
    FRANCIS POULENC Tel jour telle nuit
    JEAN SIBELIUS Svarta rosor, Op. 36, No. 1
    JEAN SIBELIUS Säv, säv, susa, Op. 36, No. 4
    JEAN SIBELIUS Flickan kon ifrån sin älsklings mote, Op. 37, No. 5
    JEAN SIBELIUS “Marssnön,” Op. 36, No. 5
    JEAN SIBELIUS “Var det en dröm?” Op. 37, No. 4
    SIDNEY HOMER “Sing to Me, Sing”
    PAUL SARGENT “Hickory Hill”
    FRANK BRIDGE “Love Went a'Riding”
    IDABELLE FIRESTONE “If I Could Tell You”

    Tickets: $42, $50

    Professional Training Workshops are made possible, in part, by Mr. and Mrs. Nicola Bulgari and The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.

    The Weill Music Institute's programs are made available to a nationwide audience, in part, by the US Department of Education and by an endowment grant from the Citi Foundation.

    This program is part of the Marilyn Horne legacy at Carnegie Hall.

    Bank of America is the Proud Season Sponsor of Carnegie Hall. 

    Ticket Information
    Tickets are available at the Carnegie Hall Box Office, 154 West 57th Street, or can be charged to major credit cards by calling CarnegieCharge at 212-247-7800 or by visiting the Carnegie Hall website, carnegiehall.org.

    For more information on discount ticket programs, including those for students, Notables members, and Bank of America customers, visit carnegiehall.org/discounts.




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