CANCELLED: Dawn Upshaw, soprano
Thursday, March 03, 2005, 7:30 PM

A two-time Grammy® winner, Upshaw “illuminates words with the sound and glow of her voice” (The Philadelphia Inquirer).

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UPDATED 2/28: This performance has been cancelled due to illness. Patrons may be issued a refund for tickets by contacting the box office.

One of America's greatest singers of the art song, lyric soprano Dawn Upshaw is admired across the globe for her uncommon musicality and distinctive vocal beauty. "Everything she sings is sacred," hails the Boston Herald, while the New York Times says, "her radiant voice is at the constant service of a poetic imagination. She has the gift to create each new thought as if it were coming to life within her." Applauded for her portrayals of the great Mozart roles in opera houses from New York to Salzburg, Dawn Upshaw is also a consummate recitalist and recording soloist—partnering with the likes of James Levine, Richard Goode, and John Harbison for dazzling performances of classic and contemporary works. Equally at home with Debussy, Gershwin, or Broadway showtunes, the two-time Grammy® winner brings her eclectic and exceptional musicianship to the Kennedy Center for one night only.

Program and Notes

John Dowland
Song Selections
Come again: Sweet love doth now invite Can she excuse my wrongs Weep you no more, sad fountains Go crystal tears Now, O now my needs must part
Claude Debussy
Chanson de Bilitis
La Flûte de Pan La chevelure Le Tombeau des Naïades
Sergei Rachmaninoff
In my garden at night, op. 38 no. 1 To her, op. 38 no. 2 Daisies, op. 38 no. 3 The Pied Piper, op. 38, no. 4 A Dream, op. 38 no. 5 "A-oo" (The Quest), op. 38 no. 1
Béla Bartók
Fekete föd Annyi bánat a szüvemen Hatforintos' nóta A Tömlöcben Eddig való dolgom Párositó I
Kurt Weill
Song Selections
One life to live It never was you I'm a stranger here myself
William Bolcom
Cabaret Songs (Selections)
George Amor

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