Dawn Upshaw in Recital
Wednesday, January 23, 2008, 7:30 PM

A three-time Grammy Award winner, this splendid singer shares her natural warmth in a varied repertoire.

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In Recital

"Everything she sings is sacred."
--The Boston Herald   

"Her radiant voice is at the constant service of a poetic imagination."
 --The New York Times
One of America's most beloved singers, lyric soprano Dawn Upshaw is known around the world for her natural warmth and unyielding passion for the art of song. Among this three-time Grammy winner's vast repertoire are her acclaimed portrayals of Mozart roles in opera houses from New York to Salzburg, the sacred classics of Bach, and popular contemporary works. She was last seen at the Kennedy Center in 2006 with the National Symphony Orchestra, performing a work created for her by French composer Henri Dutilleux. With her uncommon gift to reach to the heart of music, Dawn Upshaw's universal appeal allows her to connect with audiences near and far. You won't want to miss this concert recital by one of the most gifted vocalists of our time. 


Songs I
  -- Beautiful Child of Song  (Stephen Foster)
  -- White Moon, from Five Songs  (Ruth Crawford Seeger)
  -- Two little flowers (and dedicated to them)  (Charles Ives)

Gilbert Kalish, piano
  -- Piano Sonata No. 2, "Concord, Mass., 1840-60," III. "The Alcotts"  (Charles Ives)

Songs II
  -- L'aube blanche, from La chanson d'Eve, op. 95  (Gabriel Fauré)
  -- from Chansons de Bilitis: "La Flûte de Pan" & "La chevelure"  (Claude Debussy)
  -- Le cygne, from Histoires naturelles  (Maurice Ravel)
  -- from Poèmes pour Mi:  "Le collier" & "Prière exaucée"  (Olivier Messiaen) 

Gilbert Kalish, piano
  -- Intermezzo (TBD)  (Johannes Brahms)

Songs III
  -- Er ist's!, op. 79, no. 23  (Robert Schumann)
  -- Mignon (Kennst du das Land?) & Die Bekehrte, from Goethe-Lieder  (Hugo Wolf)
  -- Die Nachtigali, from Sieben Frühe Lieder, no. 3  (Alban Berg)

Songs IV
  -- Je ne t'aime pas  (Kurt Weill)
  -- from Cabaret Songs:  "Song of Black Max", "Waitin'", "Amor"  (William Bolcom)

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