• Thursday, Dec 12, 2013

    The Song Continues 2014

    Carnegie Hall Celebrates Marilyn Horne's 80th Birthday On Thursday, January 16, With Performance Featuring All-Star Lineup Of Special Guest Artists Including Renée Fleming, Barbara Cook, and Many More
    Annual The Song Continues Series Features Six Public Events,
    Including Master Classes Led by Marilyn Horne, Martin Katz, and Christa Ludwig

     Photo by Henry Grossman


    Program Information
    Monday, January 13 at 5:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall

    Cecelia Hall, Mezzo-Soprano
    Ken Noda, Piano

    HENRY PURCELL "If music be the food of love"
    HENRY PURCELL "I attempt from love’s sickness to fly" from The Indian Queen
    CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI "Sí dolce è ’l tormento"
    CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI Lamento d’Arianna
    ROBERT SCHUMANN "Widmung," Op. 25, No. 1
    ROBERT SCHUMANN "Mondnacht," Op. 39, No. 5
    GUSTAV MAHLER "Frühlingsmorgen"
    GUSTAV MAHLER "Liebst du um Schönheit" from Rückert Lieder
    ARNOLD SCHOENBERG Vier Lieder, Op. 2
    •• Erwartung
    •• Schenk mir deinen goldenen Kamm
    •• Erhebung
    •• Waldsonne
    ANDRÉ MESSAGER "J'ai deux amants" from L'amour masqué
    FRANCIS POULENC "Hôtel" from Banalités
    FRANCIS POULENC "Les chemins de l'amour"
    JEAN EBLINGER “Quand je danse avec lui”

    Tickets: $15

    Monday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall

    Natalie Conte, Soprano
    Kate Jackman, Mezzo-Soprano
    Christian Ketter, Tenor
    Leo Radosavljevic, Baritone
    Lachlan Glen, Piano
    Mario Antonio Marra, Piano
    Marek Ruszczynski, Piano
    Nathan Salazar, Piano

    Tickets: $15

    Tuesday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall

    Emma McNairy, Soprano
    Ashly Neumann, Soprano
    Sara Couden, Contralto
    Brennan Hall, Countertenor
    Lachlan Glen, Piano
    Mario Antonio Marra, Piano
    Marek Ruszczynski, Piano
    Nathan Salazar, Piano

    Tickets: $15

    Wednesday, January 15 at 5:30 p.m.
    Weill Recital Hall

    Joseph Lim, Baritone
    Brian Zeger, Piano

    ROBERT SCHUMANN Liederkreis, Op.39
    PAOLO TOSTI "Sogno"
    PAOLO TOSTI "A Vucchella"
    PAOLO TOSTI "Non t'amo più"
    MAURICE RAVEL Don Quichotte à Dulcinée
    ••Chanson romanesque
    ••Chanson épique
    ••Chanson à boire

    Tickets: $15

    Wednesday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall

    Hsin-Mei Chang, Soprano
    Diana Newman, Soprano
    Diana Yodzis, Mezzo-Soprano
    Nathan Matticks, Baritone
    Lachlan Glen, Piano
    Mario Antonio Marra, Piano
    Marek Ruszczynski, Piano
    Nathan Salazar, Piano

    Tickets: $15

    Thursday, January 16, 2013 at 7:30 p.m.
    Zankel Hall

    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 Beczała, Tenor
    Lester Lynch, Baritone
    Martin Katz, Piano
    Warren Jones, Piano

    Program to be announced on the evening of the performance.

    Tickets: $59, $70

    The Song Continues is supported, in part, by the Ann and Gordon Getty Foundation and The DuBose and Dorothy Heyward Memorial Fund.

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

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

    This concert and the Pure Voice series are sponsored by the Jean & Jula Goldwurm Memorial Foundation in memory of Jula Goldwurm.
    Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute presents The Song Continues, an annual series led by renowned mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, designed to explore the song repertoire through workshops and concerts with the goal of encouraging, supporting, and preserving the art of the vocal recital. This year also marks Ms. Horne’s 80th birthday and in celebration, The Song Continues series concludes with a recital honoring Ms. Horne and featuring an all-star line-up of special guest artists on Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. The evening’s concert, hosted by Samuel Ramey and Frederica von Stade, will feature appearances by vocalist Barbara Cook;soprano Renée Fleming; mezzo-sopranos Jamie Barton and Isabel Leonard; countertenor David Daniels; tenor Piotr Beczała; and many more. See below for complete program information.

    Ms. Horne will kick off the The Song Continues 2014 series by leading the first of three public master classes on Monday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall. Joining her on the series this season is acclaimed pianist Martin Katz who leads a master class on Tuesday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall and legendary mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig who leads a master class on Wednesday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel 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: mezzo-soprano Cecelia Hall with pianist Ken Noda on Monday, January 13 at 5:30 p.m. in a program of songs by Purcell, Monteverdi, Schumann, Mahler, and more; and baritone Joseph Lim with pianist Brian Zeger on Wednesday, January 15 at 5:30 p.m., performing works by Schumann, Tosti, and Ravel.

    The Song Continues became a program of Carnegie Hall’s Weill Music Institute (WMI) in June 2010 and is now part of WMI’s Workshops and Master Classes series. 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 Workshops and Master Classes
    Designed to meet the artistic and professional needs of musicians on the rise, these opportunities provide valuable access to world-class artists who frequent the stages of Carnegie Hall. Up-and-coming performers (ages 18-35) receive coaching and professional mentoring from celebrated faculty, plus performance opportunities as part of Carnegie Hall’s Now Arriving concert series and in public master classes on the concert hall stages. The workshops are tuition-free for participants. Additional information and online applications are available at carnegiehall.org/workshops.

    During the 2013–2014 season, WMI presents three workshops for young musicians. In addition to The Song Continues, there is a workshop for jazz instrumentalists with the Grammy Award–winning Latin jazz great Paquito D’Rivera (May 11–16). This past November, Pulitzer Prize–winning composer David Lang led a workshop, Creating New Music, for young composers and ensembles.

    About the Workshop Leaders
    Celebrating her 80th birthday in 2014, Marilyn Horne continues to be one of America’s most beloved artists. Ms. Horne has received numerous accolades and honors in the arts as well as academia. She was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in October 2009 and, the next month, was honored in Washington, DC, as the 2009 recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Opera Honors Award. President Clinton named her a Kennedy Center Honoree in 1995. In 1992, she received the National Medal of Arts from President Bush and the Endowment for the Arts. Ms. Horne sang at the Reagan, Bush, and Clinton White Houses and at President Clinton’s inauguration in 1993. In October 2000, Ms. Horne returned to the town of her birth—Bradford, Pennsylvania—where a street on the public square was named in her honor. On that occasion, she also presented the opening season gala for the Bradford Creative and Performing Arts Center, where she was presented with the Presidential Medal of Distinction from the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford.

    During the 2013–2014 season, Ms. Horne marks her 15th year of residency at the University of Oklahoma, her eighth with Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, and her seventh with Manhattan School of Music. She has given master classes for five years at the University of Maryland, has recently offered master classes at the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University and at St. Joseph’s College, and was part of the inaugural season of a new master class program, Lieder Alive! at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. As vocal program director at Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, California, she teaches public master classes and private lessons to some of the world’s most promising young artists.

    Among Ms. Horne’s many worldwide prizes are the Fidelio Gold Medal from the International Association of Opera Directors and the Covent Garden Silver Medal for Outstanding Service, in addition to honors from France’s Ministry of Culture and Italian Republic. Her international success in the most difficult of coloratura mezzo-soprano roles led to the revival of many of Rossini’s and Handel’s greatest operas. In an unprecedented move, Ms. Horne received Italy’s first Rossini Medaglia d’Oro, created especially for her.

    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 and, at that same age, dubbed the voice of Carmen in the highly successful film of Carmen Jones starring Dorothy Dandridge in the title role. Her early operatic career included three years at the Gelsenkirchen Municipal Opera, Germany, where she sang a wide variety of starring roles. In 1960, she returned to the US, where she presented her sensational debut in Berg’s Wozzeck with the San Francisco Opera, followed by her Lyric Opera of Chicago debut in 1961.

    The celebrated German mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig was a true child of the theatre. Her father, Anton Ludwig, was a tenor and an operatic administrator, her mother, the mezzo-soprano Eugenie Besalla-Ludwig. She studied primarily with her mother, but also in Frankfurt am Main with Hüni Mihacsek and the three conductors who exercised the greatest influence on her: Karl Böhm, Herbert von Karajan and Leonard Bernstein.

    Ms. Ludwig made her debut as Orlofsky in Die Fledermaus in Frankfurt at age 18 and sang there regularly until 1952. After a period in Darmstadt from 1952 to 1954 she spent a year in Hannover. She joined the Vienna State Opera in 1955 and became one of its principal artists. She was made a Kammersängerin in 1962 and remained with the company for more than 30 years.

    In 1954, Ms. Ludwig appeared at the Salzburg Festival as Cherubino in The Marriage of Figaro and she returned there annually until 1981. Christa Ludwig’s American debut was in Chicago as Dorabella in Così fan Tutte in 1959. That same year, she made her first appearance at the Metropolitan Opera in New-York as Cherubino, and subsequently returned there regularly. In 1966, she sang Brangäne in Tristan and Isolde at the Bayreuth Festival and later appeared there as Kundry in Parsifal. She also sang regularly in the opera houses of London (Covent Garden), Hamburg, San Francisco, Munich, Paris, and Milan (La Scala).

    In addition to her appearances as an opera singer, Christa Ludwig pursued a significant career both as a soloist with orchestras and as a lieder artist. She was one of the most superb lieder and oratorio singers of her time, acclaimed for her performances of songs by Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, Wolf, Mahler and Strauss. She was also a remarkable interpreter of J.S. Bach’s music, having performed and recorded most of his major oratorio works.

    Martin Katz has been dubbed “the gold standard of collaborative pianists today.” He has been in constant demand by the world’s most celebrated vocal soloists for four decades and has appeared and recorded regularly with Marilyn Horne, Frederica von Stade, Karita Mattila, Samuel Ramey, David Daniels, Lawrence Brownlee, José Carreras, Cecilia Bartoli, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, and Kathleen Battle, just to name a few. Season after season, the world’s musical capitals figure prominently in his schedule.

    A native of Los Angeles, Mr. Katz’s piano studies began at the age of five. He attended the University of Southern California and studied accompanying with Gwendolyn Koldofsky. More recently, conducting has played a significant role in his career. He has partnered with several of his soloists on the podium, and has been pleased to conduct several staged productions for the University of Michigan’s Opera Theatre, Music Academy of the West, and San Francisco Opera’s prestigious Merola program.

    Martin Katz’s artistic profile is completed with his commitment to teaching. Since 1984, he has led the University of Michigan’s program in collaborative piano, and played an active part in opera productions. He has been a pivotal figure in the training of countless young artists, both singers and pianists, and the University has recognized this by creating the Artur Schnabel professorship for him. In addition to his work there, he is a regular guest at Songfest, Santa Fe Opera, San Francisco Opera, Chicago College of Performing Arts, San Francisco Conservatory, Tokyo’s New National Theatre as well as innumerable music schools in the U.S. and Canada. Mr. Katz is the author of a comprehensive guide to accompanying, The Complete Collaborator, published by Oxford University Press.

    The Weill Music Institute at Carnegie Hall
    The Weill Music Institute creates visionary programs that embody Carnegie Hall’s commitment to music education. With unparalleled access to the world’s greatest artists, the Weill Music Institute inspires audiences of all ages, nurtures tomorrow’s musical talent, and harnesses the power of music to make a meaningful difference in people’s lives. An integral part of Carnegie Hall’s concert season, these programs facilitate creative expression, develop musical skills and capacities at all levels, and encourage participants to make lifelong personal connections to music. The Weill Music Institute generates new knowledge through original research and shares a wide range of free online resources with educators and music lovers around the globe. More than 400,000 people each year engage in the Weill Music Institute’s programs through national and international partnerships, in New York City schools and community settings, and at Carnegie Hall.
    Ticket Information
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