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Sarah Connolly,
Joseph Middleton,

Pre-concert Talk – 6:30 PM

Celebrated British mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly “brings a deeply affecting radiance, sense of wonder and intelligence to everything she does” (Gramophone). In recital at London’s Wigmore Hall, “all her contributions were marked by gleaming, impeccable diction and an unerring ability to communicate the emotional state of each setting” (The Evening Standard). “Sarah Connolly is at the peak of her career,” echoed The New York Times in April 2015. “Her instrument might be strong and luminous, but it also has a fragility, like stained glass. It’s matched to an acute sense of text and the ability to control it… This was everything a recital should be.”

“Connolly was all tonal opulence and majestically sweeping lines” (The Guardian)


Robert SCHUMANN Frauenliebe und -leben
Gustav MAHLER Rückert-Lieder
Francis POULENC Banalités
Aaron COPLAND Selections from Twelve Emily Dickinson Poems:
Nature, the gentlest mother
There came a wind like a bugle
The world feels dusty
I’ve heard an organ
Going to Heaven
The Chariot
R.R. BENNETT The History of the Thé Dansant

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