SongFest at 20 Celebrates Shakespeare at 400

  • Thayer Hall, Colburn School 200 South Grand Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90012 USA

Songs, arias, and duets with texts by Shakespeare
Martin Katz, director

PROGRAM

June 24, 7:30 Thayer Hall

A CONCERT HONORING THE 400TH ANNIVERSARY OF WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE
the most set-to-music wordsmith in history
Martin Katz, director

The Bard in Song

I. Orpheus with his lute                                            Ralph Vaughan-Williams (1872-1058)
Gibran Mahmud, tenor | Pin-Hsuan Huang, piano

She never told her love                                            Joseph Haydn (1732-1809)
Christopher Remkus, tenor | Seonmi Lee, piano

Where the bee sucks (duet)                                    Thomas Arne (1710-1788)
Gileann Tan, soprano | Hailey McAvoy, mezzo-soprano | Jane Park, piano

II. O Mistress Mine                                                     Mrs. H.H.A.Beach (1867-1944)
Tyler Johnson, tenor | Jeong-Eun Lee, piano

O Mistress Mine                                                         Theodore Chanler (1902-1951)
Tyler Cervini, tenor | Jeong-Eun Lee, piano

O mistress mine                                                         Gerald Finzi (1901-1956)
Zachary Futch, baritone | Pin-Hsuan Huang, piano

III. Drei Lieder der Ophelia, opus 67                         Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Wie erkenn' ich mein Treulieb
Guten Morgen, 's ist Sankt Valentinstag
Sie trugen ihn auf der Bahre bloss
Katherine Jolly, soprano | Christopher Evatt, piano

IV. 6 Elizabethan Songs                                             Dominick Argento (b. 1927)
Spring
Sleep*
Winter*
Dirge
Diaphenia
Hymn*
Alize Rozsnyai, soprano* | Christopher Reames, tenor | Seonmi Lee, piano

INTERMISSION

The Bard in Opera

Be not afeared                                                          Lee Hoiby (1926-2011)
The Tempest
Michael Hoffman, tenor | Tuomas Juutilainen, piano

Madrigal                                                                    Charles Gounod (1818-1893)
Roméo et Juliette
Kristina Bachrach, soprano | Christopher Reames, tenor | Tuomas Juutilainen, piano

Assisa al piè d’un salice                                             Gioachino Rossini (1792-1868)
Otello
Heather Witt, mezzo-soprano | Christopher Evatt, piano

Bottom’s Dream                                                         Benjamin Britten (1913 -1976)
Midsummer Night’s Dream
Jeremy Hirsch, baritone | Karen Tanaka, piano

Horch, die Lerche singt in Hain                                 Otto Nicolai (1810-1849)
Merry Wives of Windsor
Zhengyi Bai, tenor | An Wan Chen, piano

Tutto il mondo è burla                                               Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Falstaff
Page Michels (Alice Ford), Victoria Erickson (Meg Page), Ashlee Bickley (Mistress Quigley), Matthew Hernandez (Fenton), Jeffrey Williams (Falstaff), Christian Bester (Ford), Jeremy Hirsch (Pistola), Michael Hoffman (Bardolfo), Christopher Remkus (Mr. Calus), Whitney Mather (Nanetta), Tuomas Juutilainen, piano ~ Prepared by Mark Trawka