• Friday, Dec 16, 2011

    Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute Presents The Song Continues...2012 Exploring The Art Of The Song Recital with Marilyn Horne, January 15-19

    Six Public Events Featured As Part of Annual Event, Including Master Classes Led by Marilyn Horne, Renée Fleming, and Graham Johnson Series Culminates with Annual Recital in Zankel Hall on January 19 withSpecial Guests Joyce DiDonato and Warren Jones

    Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute presents The Song Continues…2012, led by acclaimed mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, exploring the song repertoire in order to encourage, support, and preserve the art of the vocal recital. Open internationally to young professional singers, The Song Continues… features a series of public master classes and recitals to take place from Monday, January 16 to Thursday, January 19 in Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall.

    This year’s master classes are led by Ms. Horne (Monday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall), soprano Renée Fleming (Tuesday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall), and pianist Graham Johnson (Wednesday, January 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall). Pianist Warren Jones becomes an additional guest faculty member this year and will offer individual coaching sessions to the participating master class singers. Participants include twelve young vocalists selected through an intensive international audition process.

    Ms. Horne has selected soprano Megan Hart and baritone Elliot Madore to kick off this year's duo recitals in Weill Recital Hall
    on Monday, January 16 at 5:30 p.m. featuring pianists Sun Ha Yoon and Natalia Katyukova respectively. On Wednesday, January 18 at 5:30 p.m. baritone José Rubio and soprano Mireille Asselin will lead the second duo recital with pianist Bryan Wagorn.  

    The Song Continues…2012 culminates on Thursday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall with its annual recital, this year featuring special guests, soprano Joyce DiDonato and pianist Warren Jones. Additional leading young artists who have been mentored through the years by Marilyn Horne are also featured on the program and include Emalie Savoy (winner of the 2011 George London Foundation Grand Prize), mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke (recently Kitty Oppenheimer in the Met Opera premiere of Doctor Atomic), tenor Dimitri Pittas (currently Rodolfo in La bohème at the Met), baritone Joshua Hopkins (performing Handel’s Rinaldo this season with the touring company of Glyndebourne Opera), and pianists Nathan Brandwein, Justina Lee, Jerad Mosbey and Brian Zeger. Ms. Savoy, Ms. Cooke, Mr. Pittas, and Mr. Hopkins will perform a new work, Chestnuts, by composer William Bolcom, commissioned by Carnegie Hall. See below for complete program information.

    The Song Continues… became a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute in June 2010, and is now one of its Professional Training Workshops. Previously, this annual event was presented by The Marilyn Horne Foundation in partnership with Carnegie Hall. Ms. Horne continues to serve as Artistic Advisor for the series.

    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 2011-2012 season, WMI presents five Professional Training Workshops. In addition to The Song Continues…2012, Carnegie Hall Perspectives artist András Schiff leads an intensive weeklong workshop exploring the piano suites of Bach and Bartók, culminating in a master class and a performance in Weill Recital Hall (February 16–21); members of the woodwind and brass sections of the world-renowned Berliner Philharmoniker lead two days of master classes focusing on standard orchestral repertoire (February 23–24); Kaija Saariaho, 2011-2012 holder of The Richard and Barbara Debs Composer’s Chair at Carnegie Hall, and Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen lead a workshop culminating in a public master class in Weill Recital Hall and two Zankel Hall performances of repertoire by Saariaho and the new works of the participating composers (March 6–12); and Christina Pluhar and members of Carnegie Hall Perspectives ensemble L’Arpeggiata, including violinist Veronika Skuplik and cornettist Doron David Sherwin, lead master classes in ensemble playing, improvisation, and accompanying vocalists with basso continuo (March 17–18).

    About the Workshop Leaders
    Celebrated mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne has been one of America’s most widely accomplished, influential and beloved artists for more than four decades. Throughout the course of her career, Ms. Horne has performed on the world’s greatest opera stages, in recital at the most prestigious venues, and in concert with all the major symphony orchestras.

    The 2011–2012 season marks the 14th year of her residency at the University of Oklahoma, her seventh at the Oberlin Conservatory, and her sixth at the Manhattan School of Music. She has given master classes for four years at the University of Maryland, and has recently begun teaching master classes at Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, and at St. Joseph College in Hartford, Connecticut. She maintains her position as the vocal program director at the Music Academy of the West.

    Among countless honors, Ms. Horne was recognized by President Clinton as a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1995 and was the first recipient of Italy’s Rossini “Medaglia d’Oro” award, which was created especially for her. 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 20, she made her operatic debut with the Los Angeles Guild Opera Company and, at that same age, dubbed the voice of Carmen in the highly successful film Carmen Jones, starring Dorothy Dandridge in the title role. 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 celebration of her birthday, Miss Horne launched the Marilyn Horne Foundation in January 1994, dedicated to the art of the vocal recital and presentation of young singers in recital throughout the US. In 2011, the foundation’s programs became a part of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute and continue Ms. Horne’s legacy at Carnegie Hall.

    One of the most beloved and celebrated musical ambassadors of our time, Renée Fleming captivates audiences with her sumptuous voice, consummate artistry, and compelling stage presence. Known as “the people’s diva,” she continues to grace the world’s greatest stages, now extending her reach to include other musical forms and media. Ms. Fleming has hosted a wide variety of television and radio broadcasts, including the Metropolitan Opera’s Live in HD series for movie theaters and television, and Live From Lincoln Center on PBS.

    In the 2011–2012 season, Ms. Fleming reprises her celebrated portrayal of the title role in Handel’s Rodelinda at the Metropolitan Opera. After beginning the season as Donizetti’s Lucrezia Borgia at San Francisco Opera, she will sing Strauss’s Ariadne auf Naxos at Baden-Baden in a new production by Philippe Arlaud, and will appear in the title role of Arabella at both the Vienna Staatsoper and the Opéra national de Paris. She joins Dmitri Hvorostovsky and Sir Andrew Davis in a duo concert at Lyric Opera of Chicago, sings Strauss with Christoph Eschenbach and the London Philharmonic, and returns to Carnegie Hall with The MET Orchestra to perform Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder.

    A three-time Grammy winner, Ms. Fleming has an extensive and wide-ranging discography on both CD and DVD. She has recorded everything from Strauss’s complete Daphne to a jazz album Haunted Heart and the movie soundtrack of The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Other recent releases including the CD Dark Hope, which features Ms. Fleming covering songs by indie-rock and pop artists; and DVDs of Massenet’s Thaïs, Rossini’s Armida, and Verdi’s La Traviata, filmed at London’s Royal Opera House.

    Ms. Fleming is a champion of new music and has performed works by a wide range of contemporary composers, including Henri Dutilleux, Brad Mehldau, Sir André Previn, and Wayne Shorter. Among her numerous awards are the Fulbright Lifetime Achievement Medal (2011), Sweden’s Polar Prize (2008), and the Chevalier de la Légion d’Honneur from the French government (2005). In 2010, she was named the first ever Creative Consultant at Lyric Opera of Chicago.

    Graham Johnson studied at the Royal Academy of Music and subsequently with the late Geoffrey Parsons. He has worked regularly with Peter Pears and Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, and has appeared in recital throughout the world with Sir Thomas Allen, Victoria de los Ángeles, Elly Ameling, Arleen Auger, Ian Bostridge, Brigitte Fassbaender, Matthias Goerne, Thomas Hampson, Simon Keenlyside, Angelika Kirchschlager, Philip Langridge, Sergei Leiferkus, Dame Felicity Lott, Christopher Maltman, Edith Mathis, Anne Murray, Lucia Popp, Christoph Prégardien, Dame Margaret Price, Thomas Quasthoff, Anthony Rolfe Johnson, Dorothea Röschmann, Kate Royal, Christine Schäfer, Peter Schreier, and Sarah Walker.

    Mr. Johnson has had a long and fruitful relationship with Hyperion Records, for whom he has devised and accompanied a set of complete Schubert lieder on 37 discs—a milestone in the history of recording—as well as a complete Schumann song series. He has also recorded for the Sony, BMG, harmonia mundi, Forlane, EMI, and Deutsche Grammophon record labels. He was selected for the Gramophone Solo Vocal Award in 1989, 1996, 1997, and 2001.

    Mr. Johnson was The Royal Philharmonic Society’s Instrumentalist of the Year in 1998; in June 2000, he was elected a member of the Royal Swedish Academy of Music. He is author of The Songmakers’ Almanac, Twenty Years of Recitals in London, The French Song Companion (Oxford University Press, 2000), The Vocal Music of Benjamin Britten (Guildhall, 2003), and Gabriel Faure: The Songs and their Poets (2009). Mr. Johnson is a Fellow and Professor of Accompaniment at London’s Guildhall School of Music & Drama, as well as a Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music. He was made an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honors list in 1994, Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Government in 2002, and an Honorary Member of the Royal Philharmonic Society in February 2010.

    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 more than 300,000 children, students, teachers, parents, young music professionals, and adults in the New York metropolitan area, across the US, and around the world.

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

    Program Information
    Monday, January 16, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall

    Megan Hart, Soprano
    Elliot Madore, Baritone
    Natalia Katyukova, Piano
    Sun Ha Yoon, Piano

    GUSTAV MAHLER Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen
    FRANZ LISZT "Die Loreley"
    FRANZ LISZT "Oh! Quand je dors"
    FRANZ LISZT "O lieb, so lang du lieben kannst"
    FRANZ LISZT "Mignons Lied"

    Tickets: $15

    Monday, January 16, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall

    Tickets: $15

    Tuesday, January 17, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall

    Tickets: $15

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 5:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall

    Mireille Asselin, Soprano
    José Rubio, Baritone
    Bryan Wagorn, Piano

    MOZART “Das Veilchen” K. 476
    FRANZ SCHUBERT "Viola," D.786
    CLAUDE DEBUSSY "Apparition"
    JOSEPH SCHWANTNER "Black Anemones"
    FRANZ SCHUBERT "Prometheus"
    FRANZ SCHUBERT "Der Zwerg"
    CHARLES IVES "Charlie Rutlage"
    CHARLES IVES "Songs My Mother Taught Me"
    CHARLES IVES "The Circus Band"

    Tickets: $15

    Wednesday, January 18, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall

    Tickets: $15

    Thursday, January 19, 2012 at 7:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall

    Emalie Savoy, Soprano
    Sasha Cooke, Mezzo-Soprano
    Dimitri Pittas, Tenor
    Joshua Hopkins, Baritone
    Nathan Brandwein, Piano
    Justina Lee, Piano
    Jerad Mosbey, Piano
    Brian Zeger, Piano
    Special Guest Artists
    Joyce DiDonato, Mezzo-Soprano
    Warren Jones, Piano

    EDVARD GRIEG Sechs Lieder, Op. 48
    JOHANNES BRAHMS "Sapphische Ode," Op. 94, No. 4
    JOHANNES BRAHMS "Nicht mehr zu dir zu gehen," Op. 32, No. 2
    JOHANNES BRAHMS "Die Mainacht," Op. 43, No. 2
    JOHANNES BRAHMS "Unbewegte laue Luft," Op. 57, No. 8
    WILLIAM BOLCOM Chestnuts (World Premiere, commissioned by Carnegie Hall)
    HENRI DUPARC "Sérénade florentine"
    HENRI DUPARC "Chanson triste"
    HENRI DUPARC "Extase"
    HENRI DUPARC "Le manoir de Rosemonde"
    SAMUEL BARBER Three Songs, Op.45
    •• Now have I fed and eaten up the rose
    •• A Green Lowland of Pianos
    •• O Boundless, Boundless Evening
    PAUL BOWLES Lonesome Man from Blue Mountain Ballads

    Tickets: $43

    The Song Continues… is supported by The Herman Lissner Foundation.

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

    This program is part of the Marilyn Horne legacy at 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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