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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

New Voices

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 13, 2015, at 7:30 pm

New Voices

New Voices: The New American Art Song

South Oxford Space
138 South Oxford Street
Brooklyn, NY 11217
($20/$10)

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

Elisabeth Marshall, Laura Strickling, soprano; Krista River, mezzo soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor;
Kyle Oliver, baritone, 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

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

 

($25/$15)

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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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