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September 24, 2021 - 8:00 pm

Lawrence Brownlee is a leading figure in opera, both as a singer on the world's top stages, and as a voice for activism and diversity in the industry. Captivating audiences and critics around the globe, he has been hailed as “an international star in the bel canto operatic repertory” (The New York Times), “one of the world’s leading bel canto stars” (The Guardian).

During the challenges of COVID-19, Brownlee has emerged as a pivotal voice in classical music’s shift toward digital programming and the resurgence of conversations around racial justice.

Pianist Myra Huang accompanies Mr. Brownlee for this concert. Acclaimed by Opera News as being “among the top accompanists of her generation,” and “...a colouristic tour de force” by The New York Times, Grammy® Award-nominated pianist Myra Huang performs in recitals and chamber music concerts around the world.

Highly sought after for her interpretation of lieder and art song as well as her depth of musicianship and impeccable technique, she regularly performs with acclaimed opera singers around the world. This season, she performs recitals with singers Lawrence Brownlee, Michael Spyres, Sasha Cooke, Will Liverman, and Nicholas Phan.

Huang is the Head of Music of The Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at The Metropolitan Opera. She has also served on the music staffs of the Washington National Opera, Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera, and The Palau De Les Arts in Valencia, Spain.

Selections from the 24 Italian Songs & Arias
Già il sole dal Gange -Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757)
Tu lo sai -Giuseppe Torelli (1658–1709)
Amarilli mia bella -Giulio Caccini (1551–1618)
Che fiero costume -Giovanni Legrenzi (1626–1690)

German Art Songs
Der Jüngling an der Quelle -Franz Schubert (1797–1828)
Nacht und Träume
Heimliche Aufforderung -Richard Strauss (1864–1949)

French Art Songs
Après un rêve -Gabriel Fauré (1845–1924)
Montparnasse -Francis Poulenc (1899–1963)
Oh! Quand je dors -Franz Liszt (1811–1886)

- Intermission -

Dies Bildnis ist bezaubernd schön -W.A.Mozart (1756–1791) from Die Zauberflöte
Il mio tesoro” from Don Giovanni

Down by the Salley Gardens -B. Britten(1913–1976)
Lonely House from Street Scene -K. Weill (1900–1950)

Deep River -H.T. Burleigh (1866–949)
Sometimes I Feel Like A Motherless Child

Witness -Francis Hall Johnson (1888–1970)
Ride On, King Jesus

Mr. Brownlee appears in Buckley Recital Hall on Friday, Sept. 24, at 8 PM in a FREE performance. General Seating. Due to COVID restrictions, audience must have a valid Amherst College ID to enter.

Contact Info

Alisa Pearson
(413) 542-2195
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