Soprano Allison Charney and her guests:
Errin Brooks, tenor
Jeffrey Mandelbaum, countertenor
Marya Martin, flute
Tara Helen O'Connor, flute
Rupei Yeh, cello
Helen Huang, Donna Weng Friedman and Keith Chambers
Our final afternoon concert of the season, MAY FLOWERS, features operatic treasures, exuberant chamber music and two new works by living composers.
Maestro Keith Chambers will accompany Metropolitan Opera tenor Errin Brooks and series founder, soprano Allison Charney, in the breathtakingly tragic "Tomb Scene" finale from Verdi's masterpiece, Aida. Brooks and Chambers will also treat the audience to an aria from their upcoming performance with the New Amsterdam Opera of Massenet's rarely-heard Hérodiade.
New York Philharmonic cellist Rupei Yeh and concert pianist Helen Huang will perform Poulenc's "Cello Sonata" and Metropolitan Opera countertenor Jeffrey Mandelbaum will sing selections from Mohammed Fairouz's "Domination of Darkness."
Making her series debut, flutist Marya Martin joins forces with Her/Music;Her/Story co-creators, pianist Donna Weng Friedman and soprano Allison Charney for a performance of Kim D. Sherman's new piece, based on the life of Clara Schumann, "The Clara Cycle."
A portion of the proceeds from all ticket sales supports the cutting-edge cancer research of the Basser Center for BRCA.