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NYFOS. Piau. Oropesa. Schwanewilms. Beczala.

2016-17 Season

NYFOSJanuary 22, 2017
NYFOS
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PiauFebruary 21, 2017
Sandrine Piau
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Oropesa March 11, 2017
Lisette Oropesa
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SchwanewilmsApril 20, 2017
Anne Schwanewilms
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Ariodante May 2, 2017
Ariodante
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BeczalaMay 3, 2017
Piotr Beczala
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BlissNovember 15, 2016
Ben Bliss
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GerhaherDecember 6, 2016
Christian Gerhaher
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NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG

Sunday, January 22, 2017 at 3:00 pm
Theatre of the Arts at the University of DC

STEVEN BLIER and MICHAEL BARRETT, co-artistic directors and duo pianists
ANTONINA CHEHOVSKA, soprano
ALEXEY LAVROV, baritone

The songs of Pyotr Ilytch Tchaikovsky are among the most beautiful of the Romantic era. Many of them seem autobiographical, giving expression to the emotional upheavals of his life. Duo pianists Steven Blier and Michael Barrett are joined by two outstanding emerging artists: Ukrainian soprano Antonina Chehovska, Grand Winner of the 2016 George London Foundation Competition, and Russian baritone Alexey Lavrov, who riveted Vocal Arts DC audiences with his contributions to the NYFOS "Letters from Spain" program in 2015.

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2016-2017 Season

Vocal Arts DC welcomes you to our 2016-2017 season of exciting debuts and eagerly awaited return engagements. Our normal recital venue, the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, will undergo a year-long renovation starting this summer of 2016, and we, like our colleagues at Washington Performing Arts, have chosen the Theatre of the Arts at the Van Ness campus of the University of the District of Columbia as our "home away from home." The concert hall there reopened in the spring of 2015 following its own complete renovation. With 600 seats, fine sightlines and acoustics, and ample knee room for our patrons, it is both a half-block from the Van Ness metro Red Line stop and equipped with its own attached parking garage, which leads directly into the spacious main lobby.

Our 2016-2017 soloists include three exciting and very different sopranos. French soprano Sandrine Piau and her longtime collaborative accompanist, Susan Manoff, have recorded together and drawn rave reviews worldwide. German soprano Anne Schwanewilms has only appeared in Washington once previously-a recital for us that drew raves in January of 2010-and we are thrilled to welcome her return with Malcolm Martineau at the keyboard. Young American soprano Lisette Oropesa is quickly ascending to stardom. The enthusiastic reception given to her New York solo recital debut in January of this year prompted us to invite her to make her Washington solo recital debut. Two other esteemed artists whose only prior Washington appearance together in 2007 occurred under our auspices, baritone Christian Gerhaher and pianist Gerold Huber, have since then been high on our subscribers' "most frequently requested" list, and we are very glad to bring them back. The always popular New York Festival of Song will return with Steven Blier and Michael Barrett as duo-pianists in a program paying homage to the vocal music of Tchaikovsky. Their young soloists include the outstanding Ukrainian soprano Antonina Chehovska and Russian baritone Alexey Lavrov, who captivated our audience when he appeared with NYFOS in their "Letters from Spain" program in April of 2015. Our season is bookended by tenors: we will open with the Gerald Perman Fund for Emerging Artists recital by the wonderful young lyric tenor Ben Bliss, who will make his New York solo recital debut at Carnegie Hall just a few days after his appearance here. We conclude with the first Washington appearance of the sensational Polish tenor Piotr Beczala in concert with pianist Martin Katz.


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