Dec
16
3:00 PM15:00

Blithewood Ensemble at Hudson Hall

At once powerful and intimate, the combination of mezzo-soprano, viola, and piano has inspired composers for generations. Take a break from your holiday shopping to join Bard College and Conservatory colleagues Teresa BuchholzMarka Gustavsson, and Erika Switzer in a celebration of chamber music ranging from Brahms’ soothing lullabies, through the holiday-like bells and dances of Loeffler, to a contemporary setting of Peter Everwine’s evocative poetry.

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Feb
13
7:00 PM19:00

Blithewood Ensemble at Bard College

At once powerful and intimate, the combination of mezzo-soprano, viola, and piano has inspired composers for generations. Take a break from your holiday shopping to join Bard College and Conservatory colleagues Teresa BuchholzMarka Gustavsson, and Erika Switzer in a celebration of chamber music ranging from Brahms’ soothing lullabies, through the holiday-like bells and dances of Loeffler, to a contemporary setting of Peter Everwine’s evocative poetry.

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Apr
5
7:30 PM19:30

Brooklyn Art Song Society

In Context: Daniel Felsenfeld
One of Brooklyn’s most original composers, whose music has been called “richly hued” by The New York Times and “musically gorgeous” by The Washington Post, curates a program of his own songs alongside works that inspired him. 

Eve Beglarian: Selected Songs
Daniel Felsenfeld: The Law Falls Silent, A Most Beautiful Death, To Clara (World-Premiere, BASS Commission), My Little Wicked Ways, Writing
Whitney George: A Night in Brooklyn
Clara Schumann: Selected Songs
Ruth Crawford Seeger: 2 Ricercari
Germaine Tailleferre: 6 Chansons Française

Marie Marquis, Laura Strickling, soprano; Kate Maroney, mezzo soprano;
Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, Erika Switzer, piano, Chris Gross, cello

Free Discussion with composer Daniel Felsenfeld at 7:00PM

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Nov
3
7:30 PM19:30

Stanford Live

Beethoven, Schubert and Gruber with the SLSQ

Breakaway contemporary Viennese composer Heinz Karl Gruber’s Frankenstein mixes his classical, Schoenbergian 12-tone and Vienna Boys’ Choir influences to amazing effect. His version of this classic tale of man’s ill-fated quest to transcend biology (and mortality) is a true monster mash-up with bells and whistles. Gruber has sung the narrative chansonnier role a thousand times, often with the BBC Philharmonic, where he is conductor. Now baritone Tyler Duncan, pianist Erika Switzer, and percussionist Dustin Donahue join the St. Lawrence String Quartet for a unique take on Gruber’s eloquently chaotic vision.

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Oct
28
3:00 PM15:00

Vassar Faculty and Guest Recital

Courtenay Budd, soprano, Sophie Shao, cello, Erika Switzer, piano present songs for soprano, cello, and piano on the themes of death, sensuality, longing, and separation. “Auf dem Strom,” Schubert’s homage to Beethoven, is followed by Aaron Jay Kernis’ “Love Scenes” (poetry by Anna Swir), Eric Moe’s setting of Dorianne Laux’s "Shouldering the Dead", and finally Ned Rorem’s “Last Poems of Wallace Stevens.”

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Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

University of Connecticut

Courtenay Budd, soprano, Sophie Shao, cello, Erika Switzer, piano present songs for soprano, cello, and piano on the themes of death, sensuality, longing, and separation. “Auf dem Strom,” Schubert’s homage to Beethoven, is followed by Aaron Jay Kernis’ “Love Scenes” (poetry by Anna Swir), Eric Moe’s setting of Dorianne Laux’s "Shouldering the Dead", and finally Ned Rorem’s “Last Poems of Wallace Stevens.”

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Sep
6
7:30 PM19:30

CAIC Collaborative Works Festival II

  • Ganz Hall, Roosevelt University (map)
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The Festival’s second concert will feature a performance of Johannes Brahms’ rarely performed song cycle, Die schöne Magelone with baritone Tyler Duncan and pianist Erika Switzer. The cycle, rarely performed in North America, is Brahms’ only foray into the genre and is largely overshadowed by the more ubiquitously performed Schubert cycles.

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Sep
5
7:00 PM19:00

CAIC Collaborative Works Festival I

The Festival’s opening concert, presented in partnership with the Poetry Foundation, will feature song cycles that tell stories of wanderers or travelers, and will feature performances of Ralph Vaughan Williams’ cycle of Robert Louis Stephenson’s poems, Songs of Travel and Gustav Mahler’s iconic cycle, Songs of a Wayfarer. This concert will also feature CAIC’s first co-commission of a new work: the Midwestern premiere of a new cycle by composer Missy MazzoliSongs from the Operas, which is a collection of excerpts from her operas Breaking the Waves and Proving Up.

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Aug
12
10:00 AM10:00

Bard Music Festival: Rimsky-Korsakov

PROGRAM FOUR: THE LEGACY OF PUSHKIN

Performance with commentary by Emily Frey; with Christine Taylor Price, soprano; Nadezhda Babintseva, mezzo-soprano; Gerard Schneider, tenor; Andrey Valentiy, bass; Michael Katz, cello; and Han ChenAnna Polonksy, Liza Stepanova, and Erika Switzer, piano

Works by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov (1844-1908); Alexander Dargomyzhsky(1813−69); Modest Musorgsky (1839−81); Pyotr Tchaikovsky (1840−93); Anatoly Lyadov (1855-1914); Mikhail Gnessin (1883-1957); Dmitri Shostakovich (1906–75); and others.

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Sep
15
to Sep 30

Debut Atlantic: New Voices

Martha Guth, soprano
Tyler Duncan, baritone

Sept 15: Moncton, NB: Moncton Community Concert Series
               - Moncton First Church of the Nazarene, 7:30pm
Sept 17: Indian River, PE: Indian River Festival
               - 1374 Hamilton Road, 3pm
Sept 21: Dalhousie University: Masterclass
Sept 22: Mahone Bay, NS: Cecelia’s Retreat
Sept 28: St. John’s, NL: Memorial University
                - MUN Cook Recital Hall, 7:30pm
Sept 30: Wolfville, NS: Acadia Performing Arts
                -  Acadia Festival Theater, 7:30pm

Debut Atlantic

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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

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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

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