Mar
31
7:00 pm19:00

Brooklyn Art Song Society

In Context: Jake Heggie
National Sawdust

Laura Strickling, soprano, Margaret Latimore, mezzo-soprano, Zach Finkelstein, tenor; Steven Eddy, Michael Kelly, baritone; Michael Brofman, Dimitri Dover, Spencer Myer, Miori Sugiyama, Erika Switzer, piano


Feb
12
3:00 pm15:00

5BMF: Songbook Volume II

Volume II features twenty vibrant new works by twenty unique composers. Four vocalists, two pianists and one cellist will bring the Songbook to life through songs, duets and ensembles, all inspired by New York City places, poetry and themes.

Jocelyn Dueck, piano
Erika Switzer, piano
Marnie Breckenridge, soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo soprano
William Ferguson, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, baritone

SONGBOOK COMPOSERS
Matthew Aucoin, Lembit Beecher, Conrad Cummings, Jonathan Dawe, Evan Fein, Daniel Felsenfeld, Herschel Garfein, Whitney George, Marie Incontrera, Laura Kaminsky, Libby Larsen, Hannah Lash, Missy Mazzoli, Jessie Montgomery, Robert Paterson, Paola Prestini, Kevin Puts, Kamala Sankaram, Gregory Spears and Bora Yoon.

Join us one hour before concert start time for a special pre-concert Composer Chat with some of the Songbook creators, who will discuss their experiences and processes of crafting their new songs.

Flushing Town Hall
137-35 Northern Blvd.
Queens, NY 11354

Feb
11
8:00 pm20:00

5BMF: Songbook Volume II

Volume II features twenty vibrant new works by twenty unique composers. Four vocalists, two pianists and one cellist will bring the Songbook to life through songs, duets and ensembles, all inspired by New York City places, poetry and themes.

Jocelyn Dueck, piano
Erika Switzer, piano
Marnie Breckenridge, soprano
Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo soprano
William Ferguson, tenor
Sidney Outlaw, baritone

SONGBOOK COMPOSERS
Matthew Aucoin, Lembit Beecher, Conrad Cummings, Jonathan Dawe, Evan Fein, Daniel Felsenfeld, Herschel Garfein, Whitney George, Marie Incontrera, Laura Kaminsky, Libby Larsen, Hannah Lash, Missy Mazzoli, Jessie Montgomery, Robert Paterson, Paola Prestini, Kevin Puts, Kamala Sankaram, Gregory Spears and Bora Yoon.

7:00 PM Composer Chat
Cary Hall
DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W 37th St
New York, NY 10018

Aug
7
1:00 pm13:00

Bard Music Festival

Program Four
The Search for a Successor: Opera after Verdi

1 PM Performance with commentary by Emanuele Senici; with Aubrey Allicock, bass-baritone; Teresa Buchholz, mezzo-soprano; César Delgado, tenor; Steven LaBrie, baritone; Theo Lebow, tenor; Cecilia Violetta López, soprano; Anna Polonsky and Erika Switzer, piano


Works by Giacomo Puccini (1858–1924), Amilcare Ponchielli (1834–86); Antônio Carlos Gomes (1836–96)Ruggero Leoncavallo (1857–1919)Alberto Franchetti (1860–1942)Francesco Cilea (1866–1950)Umberto Giordano (1867–1948), Italo Montemezzi (1875–1952), and Riccardo Zandonai (1883–1944)

Apr
13
Apr 24

HERE Theater

Science Fair is an entertaining evening of science in song. Conceived and performed by classical mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn, who has created the libretto in collaboration with science writers and teachers, Science Fair uses original music in a theatrical setting to celebrate the wonder of scientific discovery. Classroom-type experiments, hands-on demonstrations, and humorous appreciations of scientific concepts are turned into songs by contemporary composers, performed with piano and science accompaniment. EXACT PERFORMANCE TIMES TBA.

Aug
9
1:30 pm13:30

Bard Music Festival

PROGRAM FOUR
MUSIC AND THE 10-YEAR MEXICAN REVOLUTION

1 pm Preconcert Talk: Ricardo Miranda
1:30 pm Performance: Maria Bachmann, violin; Daedalus Quartet; Cecilia Violetta López, soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Anna Polonsky, piano; Erika Switzer, piano; Benjamin Verdery, guitar; Orion Weiss, piano; a.o.

Bard Music Festival, Olin Hall

Aug
7
8:00 pm20:00

Bard Music Festival

PROGRAM ONE
CHÁVEZ AND MEXICO'S MUSICAL HERITAGE

8 pm Performance with Commentary by Leon Botstein; with the Daedalus Quartet; Ava Pine, soprano; Anna Polonsky, piano; Erika Switzer, piano; Jason Vieaux, guitar; Orion Weiss, piano; members of the American Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Leon Botstein, music director

Bard Music Festival, Fisher Center, Sosnoff Theater