• Monday, Dec 10, 2012

    Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute Presents —The Song Continues 2013—Exploring the Art of the Song Recital with Marilyn Horne from January 15–19

    Annual Series Features Six Public Events, Including Master Classes Led by Marilyn Horne, Jessye Norman, and Dalton Baldwin
    Series Culminates with the Marilyn Horne Song Celebration in Zankel Hall on January 19
    Image of Marilyn Horne © Henry Grossman
    Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute presents The Song Continues 2013, an annual program led by renowned mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, designed to explore the song repertoire through a series of workshops and concerts with the goal of encouraging, supporting, and preserving the art of the vocal recital. Open internationally to young professional singers, The Song Continues 2013 features a series of public master classes and recitals to take place from Tuesday, January 15 to Saturday, January 19 in Weill Recital Hall and Zankel Hall.

    Ms. Horne begins the week by leading the first of three public master classes on Tuesday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall. Joining her this season is acclaimed soprano Jessye Norman, who leads a master class on Wednesday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall and collaborative pianist Dalton Baldwin who leads a master class on Thursday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall. Participants will include twelve young vocalists and four pianists selected through a rigorous application process. They are given the opportunity to perform in the three master classes as well as receive private coaching, and are invited guests for a full week of song programs.

    In addition to the master classes, two spotlight recitals will be held during the week in Weill Recital Hall featuring singers chosen by Ms. Horne: soprano Karen Vuong with pianist Ken Noda on Tuesday, January 15 at 5:30 p.m. in a program of songs by Reynaldo Hahn, Hugo Wolf, Samuel Barber, Sergei Rachmaninoff, and Richard Strauss; and baritone Sidney Outlaw with pianist Warren Jones on Thursday, January 17 at 5:30 p.m. performing works by Richard Strauss, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and George Gershwin.

    The Song Continues concludes with a celebratory recital on Saturday, January 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall featuring four gifted young singers who are currently developing their careers on the international stage: soprano Simone Osborne, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, tenor Timothy Fallon, and baritone Kelly Markgraf, performing with pianists, Warren Jones, Christopher Cano, Carol Wong and Keun-A Lee, respectively. Lyric tenor Piotr Beczala makes a special guest appearance with pianist Carrie-Ann Matheson. Violist Paul Neubauer is also a featured guest on the program. 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 stipend and shared hotel accommodations for participants traveling from outside of New York City are provided by Carnegie Hall. The workshops are tuition-free for participants. Additional information and online applications are available at carnegiehall.org/workshops.

    During the 2012–2013 season, WMI presents four Professional Training Workshops. In addition to The Song Continues 2013, there are workshops for string quartets on the music of Haydn, Bartók, and Beethoven led by the Takács Quartet (March 12–15, 2013); and for conductors and instrumentalists, led by composer John Adams and conductor David Robertson (April 20–25, 2013). This past October, WMI presented a master class for flute players led by Emmanuel Pahud.

    About the Workshop Leaders
    Celebrated mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne was the only living artist selected by Harold Schoenberg for The 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. 2012 and 2013 find her returning to her renowned residencies and master classes all over the country including her 15th season as director of the vocal department of The Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara. In the 2009–2010 season, Ms. Horne offered master classes for the first time at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD, and at St. Joseph College in Hartford, CT. She returned to the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, the University of Oklahoma, and the Manhattan School of Music for long-term residencies, and visits each year 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. She was also inducted into The Kennedy Center Honors and received an Opera News Award.

    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 Company 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. Her career has spanned more than 50 years and has taken her to every major opera house, symphony hall and recital hall in the world.

    In September of 1999, Ms. Horne fulfilled a personal goal of singing in all 50 states with an engagement in Laramie, Wyoming. In celebration of her 60th birthday in January of 1994, Ms. Horne launched the Marilyn Horne Foundation, dedicated to the art of the vocal recital and presentation of young singers in recital throughout the US. Since its inception, the Foundation has introduced over 65,000 students to the vocal recital and classical song through education programs, along with full recital appearances in 29 states. The Marilyn Horne Foundation has since merged with Carnegie Hall and continues to present young singers in recital under the auspices of the Marilyn Horne Legacy at Carnegie Hall.

    The breath and width of Jessye Norman’s eclectic repertoire share equal richness with that of her innovative programming and scholarship. She brings her passion for singing to all that she surveys on the opera and concert stages of the world, as well as her newest expansion in the world of jazz. Miss Norman’s collaborations with some of today’s most exciting and creative artists of many different disciplines enliven her own exploration of the arts in all its glorious forms.

    The Jessye Norman School for the Arts in Ms. Norman's hometown of Augusta, Georgia is a tuition-free arts program for talented middle school students who would otherwise not be able to enjoy private tutoring in the arts. The school is entering its ninth academic year, and is not only a source of great pride for Miss Norman, but a reaction to the need and understanding that students given the opportunity of having the arts as a part of their education and this positive means of self-expression perform better academically all round and grow up to be more involved and caring citizens.

    Miss Norman’s latest recording, Roots: My Life, My Song, shares with the listener what she refers to as a part of her personal universe, some of the soundtrack of her life which offers her the opportunity to pay homage to some of the many who influence and encourage her ceaseless curiosity and what she feels is an obligation to offer musical expression outside of the traditional classical canon, as she wishes to reach as many ears as will hear and as many hearts that are open to taking this often surprising musical journey with her.

    Her work with several not-for-profit organizations include the New York Public Library, The Dance Theatre of Harlem, Howard University and the Carnegie Hall Board of Trustees, a graduate fellowship program and master class series in her name at the University of Michigan and spokesperson for The Partnership for the Homeless, all of which speak to her concern for the larger community and the citizenship that she credits her parents for having shown her from early childhood through their own community service. Miss Norman is an honorary ambassador to the United Nations, a fellow at Jesus and Newham Colleges at Cambridge University, a Commandeur des Arts et des Lettres as well as a holder of the Legion D’Honneur, in France. France has named an orchid for her, and in her hometown, an amphitheater which overlooks the tranquil Savannah River, bears her name.

    Further accolades and awards of Miss Norman's include five Grammys and thirty-eight honorary doctorates from universities, colleges and conservatories around the world, but it is the sheer joy of singing that keeps her ever searching, ever exploring, ever seeking to honor the ancestors.

    Dalton Baldwin, professor of accompanying and coaching at Westminster Choir College of Rider University, has worked with many of the great singers of our time: Gérard Souzay, Elly Ameling, Arleen Auger, Jessye Norman, Theresa Berganza, Frederica von Stade, Nicolai Gedda, and Jose van Dam. He has also played for instrumentalists such as Henryk Szeryng, Pierre Fournier, and the Via Nova Quartet. Mr. Baldwin was permanent pianist of Gérard Souzay for over three decades, during which time they toured extensively on five continents and made numerous prize-winning recordings. Several of these have recently been released on compact disc to critical acclaim. The New York Times review of April 1995 cited their partnership as a “musical marriage made in heaven.”

    In addition to his duties at Westminster and busy accompanying schedule, Mr. Baldwin gives master classes throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, directing much of his energy towards discovering and developing the talents of young musicians. He considers the term “accompaniment” misleading. It is, in his opinion, a subtle and fascinating art form that strives for a perfect synthesis of music, poetry, and the artist’s personalities.

    A native of Summit, New Jersey, Dalton Baldwin studied at The Juilliard School and Oberlin Conservatory. He continued his studies in Europe with Nadia Boulanger and Madeleine Lipatti and frequented the classes of Walter Gieseking and Alfred Cortot. He was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Music from Oberlin College and received the title Chevalier de L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres from the French government.

    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 and online initiatives annually serve more than 350,000 children, students, teachers, parents, young music professionals, and adults in the New York metropolitan area, across the US, and around the world.

    Program Information
    Tuesday, January 15 at 5:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall
    Karen Vuong, Soprano
    Ken Noda, Piano

    REYNALDO HAHN "Je me souviens"
    REYNALDO HAHN "La vie est belle"
    REYNALDO HAHN "Sous l'oranger"
    HUGO WOLF Mignon I: "Heiss mich nicht reden"
    HUGO WOLF Mignon II: "Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt"
    HUGO WOLF Mignon III: "So lasst mich scheinen"
    HUGO WOLF "Kennst du das Land"
    SAMUEL BARBER Nuvoletta, Op. 25
    SAMUEL BARBER "Nocturne," Op. 13, No. 4
    SAMUEL BARBER "Solitary Hotel," Op. 41, No. 4
    SERGEI RACHMANINOFF Selections from Six Songs, Op. 38
    •• In my Garden at Night
    •• The Pied Piper
    •• A Dream
    RICHARD STRAUSS "Muttertändelei," Op. 43, No. 2
    RICHARD STRAUSS "Hat gesagt—bleibt’s nicht dabei," Op. 36, No. 3
    RICHARD STRAUSS "Du meines Herzens Krönelein," Op. 21, No. 2
    RICHARD STRAUSS "Cäcilie," Op. 27, No. 2

    Tickets: $15

    Tuesday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall

    Lisa Williamson, Soprano
    Jazimina MacNeil, Mezzo-Soprano
    Naomi O'Connell, Mezzo-Soprano
    J. Warren Mitchell, Tenor
    Emily Siar, Soprano (Alternate)
    Ronny Michael-Greenberg, Piano
    Dylan Perez, Piano
    Saule Tlenchiyeva, Piano
    Peter Walsh, Piano

    Tickets: $15

    Wednesday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.

    Zankel Hall
    Marina Harris, Soprano
    Jessica Strong, Soprano
    Hyo Na Kim, Mezzo-Soprano
    Nathaniel Olson, Baritone
    Julia Bullock, Soprano (Alternate)
    Ronny Michael-Greenberg, Piano
    Dylan Perez, Piano
    Saule Tlenchiyeva, Piano
    Peter Walsh, Piano

    Tickets: $15

    Thursday, January 17 at 5:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall

    Sidney Outlaw, Baritone
    Warren Jones, Piano

    RICHARD STRAUSS Fünf Lieder, Op. 15
    •• Madrigal
    •• Winternacht
    •• Lob des Leidens
    •• Aus den Lieden der Trauer
    •• Heimkehr
    •• Love-Sight
    •• Silent Noon
    •• Love's Minstrels
    •• Heart's Haven
    •• Death in Love
    •• Love's Last Gift
    GEORGE GERSHWIN "They All Laughed"
    GEORGE GERSHWIN "Embraceable You"
    GEORGE GERSHWIN "Just Another Rhumba"

    Tickets: $15

    Thursday, January 17 at 7:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall

    Pureum Jo, Soprano
    Meghan Lindsay, Soprano
    Samantha Malk, Mezzo-Soprano
    Brenton Ryan, Tenor
    Emily Siar, Soprano (Alternate)
    Ronny Michael-Greenberg, Piano
    Dylan Perez, Piano
    Saule Tlenchiyeva, Piano
    Peter Walsh, Piano

    Tickets: $15

    Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 7:30 PM
    Zankel Hall

    Simone Osborne, Soprano
    Jennifer Johnson Cano, Mezzo-Soprano
    Timothy Fallon, Tenor
    Kelly Markgraf, Baritone
    Paul Neubauer, Viola
    Christopher Cano, Piano
    Warren Jones, Piano
    Keun-A Lee, Piano
    Carol Wong, Piano

    with Special Guests:
    Piotr Beczala, Tenor
    Carrie-Ann Matheson, Piano

    RICHARD STRAUSS "O süßer Mai," Op. 32, No. 4
    RICHARD STRAUSS "Sehnsucht," Op.32, No. 2
    RICHARD STRAUSS "Ich liebe dich," Op. 37, No. 2
    AMY BEACH Three Browning Songs, Op. 44
    •• The Year's at the Spring
    •• Ah, Love But a Day
    •• I Send My Heart up to Thee
    CHARLES MARTIN LOEFFLER Five Songs for Voice, Viola, and Piano
    •• Rêverie en sourdine
    •• Le rossignol
    •• Harmonie du Soir
    •• La Lune Blanche
    •• La Chanson des Ingénues
    FRANZ LISZT "Pace non trovo"
    FRANZ LISZT "Der du von dem Himmel bist"
    FRANZ LISZT "Oh! Quand je dors"
    GIUSEPPE VERDI "La seduzione"
    GIUSEPPE VERDI "Deh, pietoso"
    GIUSEPPE VERDI "Stornello"

    Tickets: $45

    The Song Continues is supported, in part, by the Ann and Gordon Getty 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. Artists, prices, and programs are subject to change. 
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