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September 9, 2014, at 7:30 pm

Les Six

Sneak Peak

Temple Beth Elohim
274 Garfield Place, Brooklyn, NY 11215
($25/15)

Georges Auric: Printemps, Alphabet; Louis Durey: Trios Poèmes de PétroneArthur Honegger: Trois Poèmes de la Petite Sirene; Darius Milhaud: Poëmes Juifs Op. 34Francis Poulenc: Deux Poèmes de Louis AragonGermaine Tailleferre: Six Chansons Françaises

Justine Aronson, Laura Strickling, soprano; Samantha Malk, mezzo soprano; Michael Brofman, piano

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September 24, 2014, at 7:30 pm

BASS On Tour

South Bend, Indiana

University of Notre Dame DeBartolo Performing Arts Center
 ($10/$5)

Georges Auric: Alphabet, Printemps; Louis Durey: Vergers, Arthur Honegger: Mimamaaquim,  Quatre Poèmes; Darius Milhaud: Chansons de Ronsard, Lettres d’Alissa; Francis Poulenc: Tel Jour telle nuit; Germaine Tailleferre: Chansons Populaires Françaises

Justine Aronson, Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Stephen Lancaster, baritone;
Michael Brofman, Daniel Schlosberg, piano

 

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October 24, 2014, at 8:00 pm

Les Six

Part I: Francis Poulenc I

Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church
85 South Oxford St, Brooklyn, NY 11217
($75/$25/$15)

A sa guitare, Airs chantés, Bleuets, Chansons galliardes, Le Dame de Monte Carlo,
Fiançailles pour rire, Deux Poèmes de Louis Aragon,
Quatre Poèmes de Guilluame Apollinaire, Le travail du peintre

Laura Strickling, soprano; Virginie Verrez, mezzo soprano; Tyler Duncan, John Moore, baritone; Michael Brofman, Spencer Myer, Valeriya Polunina, Miori Sugiyama, Erika Switzer, piano

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November 6, 2014, at 8:00 pm

Les Six

Part II: Darius Milhaud

Bargemusic
Fulton Ferry Landing
Brooklyn, NY 11201
($35/$30/$15)

Alissa Op. 9, Poëmes Juifs Op. 34, Chansons de Ronsard, Op. 223 

Justine Aronson, Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Samantha Malk, mezzo soprano;
Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano

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November 13, 2014, at 7:00 pm

Les Six

Les Six Sampler

La Maison Francaise at NYU
16 Washington Mews (at University Place)
New York, NY 10003
($10)

 

Georges Auric: Printemps, Alphabet; Louis Durey: Trios Poèmes de PétroneArthur Honegger: Trois Poèmes de la Petite Sirène; Darius Milhaud: Chansons de Ronsard Op. 243Francis Poulenc: Deux Poèmes de Louis AragonGermaine Tailleferre: Six Chansons Françaises

 

Justine Aronson, soprano; Michael Brofman, piano

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November 21, 2014, at 6:30 pm

The Rilke Songbook

Deutches Haus at NYU
42 Washington Mews (at University Place)
New York, NY, 10003
(FREE)

Michael Rose: The Rilke Songbook (BASS commission)

 

Kate Maroney, mezzo-soprano; Kyle Oliver, baritone; Michael Brofman, Blair McMillen, piano


December 9, 2014, at 7:30 pm

Les Six

Part III: Louis Durey and Germaine Tailleferre

The Old Stone House
336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
($20/$10)

Louis Durey:  Épigrammes de Théocrite, Hommage à Erik Satie Images à Crusoë,
Deux Poèmes d'Ho Chi Minh Trois Poèmes de Paul Eluard
Germaine Tailleferre: Six Chansons Françaises, Pancarte pour une porte d'entrée, La Rue Chagrin

Laura Strickling, soprano; Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Jesse Blumberg, baritone;
Michael Brofman, Jocelyn Dueck, piano

 

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January 25, 2015, at 4:00 pm

Les Six

Part IV: Georges Auric and Arthur Honegger

Dweck Auditorium
10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Brooklyn Public Library
(FREE)

Georges Auric: Alphabet, Quatre Chants de la France Malheureuse,
Trois Interludes, Printemps
Arthur Honegger: Trois Chansons de la Petit Sirène, Mimaamaquim,
Poèmes de Claudel, Quatre Poèmes, Six Poèmes

Justine Aronson, Mary Mackenzie, soprano; Matthew Morris, Stephen Lancaster, baritone;
Michael Brofman, Daniel Schlosberg, piano


February 20, 2015, at 7:30 pm

Les Six

Part V: Francis Poulenc II

Brooklyn Historical Society
128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201
($25/$15)

Banalités, La courte paille, Métamorphoses, Miroirs Brûlants, Cinq Poèmes de Paul Eluard, Poèmes de Ronsard; Tel Jour telle nuit

Tami Petty, Soprano; Hyona Kim, mezzo soprano; Michael Slattery, tenor; Matthew Morris, baritone; Michael Brofman, Dimitri Dover, Miori Sugiyama, piano

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March 20, 2015, at 7:30 pm

In Context

In Context: Daron Hagen

Tenri Cultural Institute
43 W 13th St
New York, NY 10011
($25/$15)

Daron Hagen: After Words, Larkin Songs, Selected Cabaret Songs; Benjamin Britten: Selections from Cabaret Songs; Franz Schubert: Selections from WinterreiseKurt Weill: Solomon’s Song Hugo Wolf: Michelangelo-Lieder

Justine Aronson, soprano; Kate Maroney, mezzo-soprano; Joseph Gaines, tenor,
Michael Anthony McGee, baritone; Michael Brofman, Jocelyn Dueck, Miori Sugiyama, piano

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April 12, 2015, at 8:00 pm

The Hugo Wolf Project

Part I

Old Stone House
336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215
($20/$10)

Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor; Michael Kelly, baritone;
Michael Brofman, Dimitri Dover, piano

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April 21, 2015, at 6:30 pm

The Hugo Wolf Project

Part II

Deutches Haus at New York University
42 Washington Mews
New York, NY 10003
(FREE)

Sarah Brailey, soprano; Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Kyle Oliver, baritone;
Julius Abrahams, Miori Sugiyama, piano


May 9, 2015, at 3:00 pm

BASS On Tour

Chicago, Illinois

University of Chicago

Michael Djupstrom: Oars in Water;
Herschel Garfein: Two Stoppard Songs; James Kallembach: Four Romantic Songs;
Lowell Liebermann: Sentimental Songs Op. 89;
James Matheson: Times Alone; Glen Roven: The Vineyard Songs Op. 33

Elisabeth Marshall, Laura Strickling, soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor, Michael Brofman, piano


May 15, 2015, at 8:00 pm

BASS On Tour

Portland, Maine

Woodfords Congregational Church
202 Woodford Street
($10/$5)

Michael Djupstrom: Oars in Water;
Herschel Garfein; Two Stoppard Songs; James Kallembach: Four Romantic Songs
Lowell Liebermann: Sentimental Songs Op. 89;
James Matheson: Times Alone; Glen Roven: The Vineyard Songs Op. 33

Elisabeth Marshall, Laura Strickling, soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor, Michael Brofman, piano


May 17, 2015, at 2:00 pm

BASS On Tour

Newton, Massachusetts

Newton Free Library
330 Homer Street
(FREE)

Michael Djupstrom: Oars in Water;
Herschel Garfein; Two Stoppard Songs; James Kallembach: Four Romantic Songs
Lowell Liebermann: Sentimental Songs Op. 89:
James Matheson: Times Alone; Glen Roven: The Vineyard Songs Op. 33

Elisabeth Marshall, Laura Strickling, soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor, Michael Brofman, piano

 


September 18, 2015, at 7:30 pm

Britannica

John Dowland and Henry Purcell

John Dowland: Selected Lute Songs

Henry Purcell arr. Benjamin Britten: Selected Songs and Duets

 Polydora Ensemble: Sarah Brailey, soprano; Kate Maroney, mezzo soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor;

Jesse Blumberg, baritone; Charles Weaver, lute; Michael Brofman; Dimitri Dover, Yuri Kim piano

Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church

85 S Oxford St, Brooklyn, NY 11217

($100/$25/$15)

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October 6, 2015, at 6:30 pm

BASS at the Deutsches Haus

Britannica in Deutsch

Benjamin Britten: 6 Hölderlin-Fragments Op. 61, Franz Schubert: 3 Shakespeare Lieder, Robert Schumann: from Myrthen, Op. 25, Richard Strauss: 3 Ophelia Lieder Op. 67

Kristina Bachrach, soprano, Nils Neubert, tenor; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano

Deutches Haus at New York University

42 Washington Mews,New York, NY 10003

(FREE)

 


October 22, 2015, at 8:00 pm

Special Event

Ned Rorem’s Birthday Celebration

Daron Hagen: After Words; Russell Platt: Selected Songs; Kurt Rohde: Three Minutes with Ned;

Ned Rorem: Selected Songs, King Midas

Justine Aronson, soprano; Joseph Gaines, tenor; Jorell Williams, baritone;

Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano

Bargemusic

Fulton Ferry Landing, Brooklyn, NY 11021
($35/$30/$15)

 

 


November 6, 2015, at 7:30 pm

Britannica

In Memoriam: Songs of the Great War

William Dennis Browne: To Gratiana Dancing and Singing

George Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad

Gerald Finzi: Channel Firing

Ivor Gurney: By a Bierside, Desire in Spring

Ralph Vaughan Williams: The House of Life

 Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Jarrett Ott, John Moore, baritone;

Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano

 The Old Stone House

336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

($20/$10)

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November 9, 2015, at 8:00 pm

BASS On Tour

Truman State University

George Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad

Gerald Finzi: A Young Man’s Exhortation Op. 14

Roger Quilter: 2 Shakespeare Songs Op. 32

 Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Michael Brofman, piano

Ophelia Parish Performance Hall

Kirksville, MO 63501

 


November 10, 2015, at 6:30 pm

BASS On Tour

National World War I Museum and Memorial

William Dennis Browne: To Gratiana Dancing and Singing

George Butterworth: A Shropshire Lad

Gerald Finzi: Channel Firing

Ivor Gurney: By a Bierside, Desire in Spring

Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Jarrett Ott, baritone; Michael Brofman, piano

100 W. 26th St., Kansas City, MO 64108

($12/$5)


December 3, 2015, at 7:00 pm

Britannica

Gerald Finzi and Ralph Vaughan Williams

Gerald Finzi: A Young Man’s Exhortation Op. 14

Ralph Vaughn Williams: Songs of Travel

 Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Sidney Outlaw, baritone; Michael Brofman, Brent Funderburk; piano

Brooklyn Historical Society

128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

($25/$15)

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January 22, 2016, at 7:30 pm

Britannica

Contemporary Britannica

Thomas Adès: Five Eliot Landscapes Op. 1, Life Story Op. 8

Harrison Birtwistle: Songs from the Same Earth (US Premiere)

Oliver Knussen: Four Late Poems and an Epigram of Rilke Op. 23, Whitman Settings Op. 25

 Justine Aronson, Charlotte Mundy, soprano; Zach Finkelstein, tenor,

Michael Brofman, Richard Valitutto, piano

South Oxford Space

138 S. Oxford Street,Brooklyn, NY 11217

($20/$10)

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February 14, 2016, at 4:00 pm

Britannica

Shakespeare

William Shakespeare: Selected Scenes and Monologues

Selected Songs on Shakespeare Texts by Hector Berlioz, Ernest Chausson, Gerald Finzi,

Francis Poulenc, Roger Quilter, Franz Schubert, Richard Strauss, and Peter Warlock

 Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Jorell Williams, baritone;

Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano; Members of the Classical Theatre of Harlem

Dweck Auditorium, Brooklyn Public Library

10 Grand Army  Plaza W, Brooklyn, NY 11201

(FREE)

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March 17, 2016, at 7:00 pm

Britannica

Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten: On This Island Op. 11, The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35

Songs and Proverbs of William Blake Op. 74, Cabaret Songs

 Laura Strickling, soprano; Samantha Malk, mezzo soprano; Joseph Gaines, tenor;

Matthew Patrick Morris, baritone; Michael Brofman, Spencer Myer, piano

Brooklyn Historical Society

128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

($25/$15)

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April 2, 2016, at 7:30 pm

In Context

Scott Wheeler

Johannes Brahms: from Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52; Robert Schumann: 4 Duette Op. 34;  Virgil Thomson: Mostly About Love; Judith Weir: Songs from the Exotic; Scott Wheeler: Gold Standard, New Love Song Waltzes, Wasting the Night, New Works 

 Elisabeth Marshall, soprano; Kate Maroney, mezzo soprano;

Brandon Snook, tenor; Steven Eddy, baritone;

Michael Brofman, Jocelyn Dueck, Miori Sugiyama, piano

Tenri Cultural Institute

43 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011

($25/$15)

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April 19, 2016, at 6:30 pm

BASS at the Deutsches Haus

The Hugo Wolf Project: A Retrospective

Hugo Wolf: Favorite Songs Selected by the Performers

Kristina Bachrach, soprano, Kyle Oliver, baritone; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano

Tuesday April 19, 6:30PM

Deustches Haus at New York University

42 Washington Mews, New York, NY 10003

(FREE)

 

 


April 29, 2016, at 7:30 pm

The Hugo Wolf Project

Part VI

Hugo Wolf: 6 Alte Weisen; 3 Gesange auf Ibsen; 4 Gedichte nach Heine, Shakespeare und Lord Byron; 3 Gedichte von Robert Reinick; 6 Gedichte nach Scheffel, Mörike, Goethe und Kerner; 6 Lieder für eine Frauenstimme

Kristina Bachrach, Laura Strickling, soprano; Steven Eddy, Michael Kelly, baritone;

Julius Abrahams, Michael Brofman, Dimitri Dover, piano

South Oxford Space

138 S. Oxford Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217

($20/$10)

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May 7, 2016, at 8:00 pm

BASS On Tour

Portland, ME

James Kallembach: A Primer of Birds

Lowell Liebermann: Six Songs on Poetry of Henry Longfellow Op. 57

Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe Op. 48

Elisabeth Marshall, Nils Neubert, tenor; Michael Brofman, piano

First Parish Church, 425 Congress Street

Portland, ME 04101

($10/$5)

 


May 22, 2016, at 4:00 pm

New Voices: Andrew Staniland

Andrew Staniland: Earthquakes and Islands (World-Premiere)

 Martha Guth, soprano; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Michael Brofman, Erika Switzer, piano

Earthquakes and Islands is a co-commission with the Casement Fund

The Old Stone House

336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

($25/$15)

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October 7, 2016, at 7:30 pm

Wien I: Fin de Siecle

Joseph Marx: Nocturne, Selige Nacht

Hans Pfitzner: An den Mond Op. 18

Richard Strauss: Selected Songs, 4 letzte Lieder

Alexander Zemlinsky: Selected Songs

 

Kristina Bachrach, Tami Petty, Laura Strickling, soprano; Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Tobias Greenhalgh, baritone; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano

 

($25/$15)

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November 4, 2016, at 7:30 pm

Wien II: Hollywooder Liederbuch

Hanns Eisler: Hollywooder Liederbuch (Complete)

 

Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor; Matthew Patrick Morris, baritone;

Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano

 

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January 6, 2017, at 7:30 pm

Wien III: Gustav Mahler

Gustav Mahler: Kindertotenlieder, Des Knaben Wunderhorn, Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen

 

Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Hyona Kim, mezzo soprano; Sidney Outlaw, Christopher Herbert, baritone;

Michael Brofman, Brent Funderburk, Miori Sugiyama, piano

 

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February 3, 2017, at 7:30 pm

Wien IV: The Second Viennese School

Alban Berg: 7 frühe Lieder, Piano Sonata Op. 1

Arnold Schoenberg: 3 Klavierstücke Op. 11, Das Buch der hängenden Gärten Op. 15

Anton Webern: 5 Lieder aus Der siebente Ring, Op.3, Piano Variations Op. 27

 

Sarah Brailey, Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Kate Maroney, mezzo-soprano; Michael Brofman, Daniel Schlosberg, Miori Sugiyama, piano

 

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March 3, 2017, at 7:30 pm

Wien V: Cabaret Night

Cabaret songs by William Bolcom, Benjamin Britten, Edith Piaf, Francis Poulenc, Erik Satie,

Arnold Schoenberg, Germaine Tailleferre, and Kurt Weill

 

Justine Aronson, soprano; Kristin Gornstein, Samantha Malk, mezzo soprano;

Michael Brofman, Spencer Myer, Richard Valitutto, piano

 

($25/$15)

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March 31, 2017, at 7:00 pm

In Context: Jake Heggie

In Context: Jake Heggie

BASS’s innovative series continues to push the boundaries of what an art song recital can be.  This season’s featured composer is Jake Heggie, world renowned for smash-hit operas like Dead Man Walking and Moby Dick.  His works are paired with the French masters who inspired him: Claude Debussy, Reynaldo Hahn and Francis Poulenc.

 

Friday March 31, 2017 7:00PM

National Sawdust

80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11249

 

Claude Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis

Reynaldo Hahn:  A Chloris, l’Heure Exquise

Francis Poulenc: le Travail du Peintre

Jake Heggie: Of Laughter and Farewell, Natural Selection, A Question of Light

Laura Strickling, soprano, Margaret Lattimore, mezzo-soprano, Zach Finkelstein, tenor; Steven Eddy, Michael Kelly, baritone; Michael Brofman, Dimitri Dover, Spencer Myer, Miori Sugiyama, Erika Switzer, piano

($25/$30)

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April 23, 2017, at 4:00 pm

The Dichter Project: Goethe

Brooklyn Art Song Society begins a new initiative showcasing the greatest German poets set by the greatest lieder composers.  The inaugural concert features the high priest of German culture, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, as set by two masters:  Franz Schubert and Hugo Wolf.

 

Sunday, April 23, 2017 4:00PM

 

Dweck Auditorium at the Brooklyn Public Library

10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238

 

Works by Franz Schubert and Hugo Wolf on texts by Goethe

 

Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Kyle Oliver, baritone;

Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano

 

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May 21, 2017, at 4:00 pm

New Voices

Brooklyn Art Song Society’s New Voices series features the best song written after 2010.

 

Sunday, May 21, 2017 4:00PM

 

The Old Stone House

336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215

 

Tom Cipullo: Rapture (World Premiere)

Michael Djupstrom: Three Teasdale Songs

James Kallembach: A Primer of Birds

Glen Roven: Three Songs by Thomas Hardy (World-Premiere)

Scott Wheeler: Ben Gunn

 

Laura Strickling, Elisabeth Marshall, soprano; Steven Eddy, baritone; Pascal Archer, clarinet; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano

($25/$15)

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September 15, 2017, at 6:15 pm

La France

La France Sampler

Hear highlights from La France while enjoying Brooklyn Historical Society’s Free Friday celebration.

Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Kate Maroney, mezzo soprano; Michael Brofman, piano

Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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October 6, 2017, at 7:30 pm

La France

La France I: Claude Debussy and Maurice Ravel

Claude Debussy: Chansons de Bilitis, Fêtes galantes (premier recueil), Ariettes oubliées
Maurice Ravel: Histoires NaturellesChansons madécasses, Don Quichotte à Dulcinée

Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Samantha Malk, mezzo soprano; Jesse Blumberg, Steven LaBrie, baritone; 
Jill Sokol, flute; Chris Gross, cello Michael Brofman, Brent Funderburk, Miori Sugiyama, piano

Free pre-concert lecture at 7:00PM by Professor Marilyn McCoy (Columbia University): “Debussy and Ravel: Conjuring Sensuality in Sound”

Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

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