A five-time Grammy Award winner, Dawn Upshaw combines a rare natural warmth with a fierce commitment to the transforming communicative power of music. She has achieved worldwide celebrity as an opera singer and recitalist of concert repertoire ranging from the sacred works of Bach to the freshest sounds of today. Her ability to reach to the heart of music and text has earned her a devoted audience, as well as awards and distinctions accorded to only the most distinguished of artists. In 2007, she was named a Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation, the first vocal artist to be awarded the five-year “genius” prize, and in 2008 she was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.
The profound influence of pianist Gilbert Kalish as an educator and pianist in myriad performances and recordings has established him as a major figure in American music-making. This season he appears with the St. Petersburg Chamber Philharmonic, performs at the Ojai Music Festival, and holds a residency at the San Francisco Conservatory. In 2006 he was awarded the Peabody Medal by the Peabody Conservatory for his outstanding contributions to music in America. He was the pianist of the Boston Symphony Chamber Players for 30 years, and was a founding member of the Contemporary Chamber Ensemble, a group that flourished during the 1960s and 70s in support of new music. He is particularly known for his partnership of many years with mezzo-soprano Jan DeGaetani, as well as for current collaborations with soprano Dawn Upshaw and cellists Timothy Eddy and Joel Krosnik.
Im Frühling | Geheimes | Gretchen am Spinnrade
Lied der Mignon (Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt) | Rastlose Liebe
JANÁČEK: from In the Mists (Mr. Kalish solo)
RAVEL: Histoires Naturelles
Le paon | Le grillon | Le cygne
Le martin-pêcheur | La pintade
June Twilight | Infant Joy | The Tiger
A Dream | The Cloths of Heaven
Fekete | Annyi bánat a szüvemen | Régi keserves
Eddig való dolgom | ‘Hatforintos’ nóta
Black Max | Toothbrush time | Waitin’ | George
Pre-concert talk with Dr. Andrew at 2PM