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November 3, 2017, at 7:30 pm

La France

La France II: Ernest Chausson and Henri Duparc

Ernest Chausson: Les Papillon Op. 2 no. 3, Sérénade italienne Op. 2 no. 5, Nocturne Op. 8 no. 1, Le Caravane Op. 14,
Le temps des lilas Op. 19, Chanson Perpétuelle Op. 37
Henri Duparc: Au Pays ou sa fait la guerre, Chanson Triste, Extase, Le Galop, L’Invitation au Voyage, Phidylé, Romance de Mignon, Sérénade, Sérénade Florentine, Testement, La Vague et la Cloche, La vie antérieure

Tami Petty, soprano; Timothy Fallon, tenor; Paul LaRosa, Mario Diaz-Moresco, baritone; Michael Brofman, piano; Spencer Myer, piano; Members of PhiloSonia

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

Free pre-concert lecture at 7:00PM by composer Daniel Felsenfeld: The French Wagnerites

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December 1, 2017, at 7:30 pm

La France

La France Bonus Concert

A special bonus concert exclusively for season pass holders.


George Auric: 4 Chants de la France Malheureuse
Alfred Bachelet: Chère Nuit
Georges Bizet: Absence, Chanson d’Avril, Pastel
Claude Debussy: Fêtes galantes (deuxieme recueil)
Olivier Messiaen: 3 Mélodies


Justine Aronson, Laura Strickling, soprano; Nils Neubert, tenor; Michael Brofman, Richard Valitutto piano


The Old Stone House, 336 3rd St, Brooklyn, NY 11215


(Free with purchase of any La France Festival Pass)


January 5, 2018, at 7:30 pm

La France

La France III: La Belle Epoque

Hector Berlioz: Les Nuits d'été
Emmanuel Chabrier: Chanson pour Jeanne, Les yeux bleus, L’Invitation au Voyage
Gabriel Fauré: Après un rêve, Le Secret, Les Roses d’Isphan, Claire de lune, Mandoline
Reynaldo Hahn: A Chloris, L'Énamourée, L’heure exquise, Si mes vers avaient des ailes

Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Annie Rosen, mezzo soprano; Eric Jurenas, countertenor; Michael Kelly, baritone;  Brad Bailiett, bassoon; Michael Brofman, Dimitri Dover, Daniel Schlosberg, piano

Free preconcert lecture at 7:00PM by Professor Patricia Mainardi (CUNY): Seeing the Belle Époque     

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

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February 2, 2018, at 7:30 pm

La France

La France IV: La France Moderne

Edgard Varèse: Un Grand Sommeil Noir
Henri Dutilleux: 2 Sonnets de Jean Cassou
Jean Barraqué: 3 Mélodies (American Premiere)
Olivier Messiaen: Poèmes pour Mi

Sarah Brailey, Charlotte Mundy, soprano; Steven Eddy, baritone; Mike Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano

Free pre-concert lecture at 7:00PM by composer Daniel Felsenfeld: Messiaen and His Students

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

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March 2, 2018, at 7:30 pm

La France

La France V: Les Six

Georges Auric: Alphabet
Louis Durey: Trois Poèmes de Pétrone
Arthur Honegger: 3 Chansons de la petite sirène
Darius Milhaud: Chansons de Ronsard
Francis Poulenc: Fiançailles pour rire; Tel Jour, Telle Nuit
Germaine Tailleferre: 6 Chansons Françaises

Marie Marquis, Laura Strickling, soprano; Kristin Gornstein, mezzo soprano; Steven Eddy, baritone; 
Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama; piano

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

Free pre-concert lecture at 7:00PM by Professor Sylvia Kahan (CUNY): "Les Six and the French mélodie"

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March 23, 2018, at 7:30 pm

In Context

In Context: Harold Meltzer

Gustav Holst: 4 Songs, Op. 35
Harold Meltzer: Beautiful Ohio; 2 Songs from Silas Marner; New Work (World Premiere, BASS commission)
Robert Schumann: Frauenliebe und -leben Op. 42
Hugo Wolf: Benedeit Die Sel'ge Mutter; Heimweh; Verschwiegene Liebe; Wenn Du, Mein Liebster, Steigst Zum Himmel Auf

Laura Strickling, soprano; Abigail Fischer, mezzo soprano; Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Brent Funderburk, Michael Brofman, piano; Yezu Woo, violin; Chris Gross, cello

Free pre-concert lecture at 7:00PM by composer Harold Meltzer

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

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April 15, 2018, at 4:00 pm

The Dichter Project

The Dichter Project: Heinrich Heine

Franz Liszt: Du bist wie eine Blume; Im Rhein, im schönen Strome; Die Loreley
Franz Schubert: Selections from Schwanengesang D. 957
Robert Schumann: Dichterliebe Op. 48

Elisabeth Marshall, soprano; Dominic Armstrong, tenor; Tyler Duncan, baritone; Michael Brofman, Erika Switzer, piano

Brooklyn Public Library, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238

(FREE)


May 4, 2018, at 8:00 pm

BASS On Tour

An Evening With Brooklyn Art Song Society

An intimate recital with tenor Zach Finkelstein and artistic director Michael Brofman broadcast live on Classical KING FM 98.1.

Benjamin Britten: The Holy Sonnets of John Donne, Op. 35
Reynaldo Hahn: A Chloris, l’heure exquise
Jake Heggie: Of Laughter and Farewell
Othmar Schoeck: Selections from Der Sanger Op. 57
Franz Schubert: Geheimes, D. 719, Ganymed D. 544, Nähe des Geliebten, D.162, Willkommen und Abschied, D.767

Zach Finkelstein, tenor; Michael Brofman, piano

Resonance at Soma Towers, 288 106th Ave NE, Suite 203 Bellevue, Washington, 98004


May 10, 2018, at 12:00 pm

BASS On Tour

Shinkosky Noon Concert Series

World Premiere works by UC-Davis Composition Students

Charlotte Mundy, soprano; Zach Finkelstein, tenor; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano

 Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center, 144 Hutchison Drive, Davis, CA 95616


May 11, 2018, at 7:30 pm

BASS On Tour

New Voices

Harrison Birtwistle: Songs from the Same Earth
Kurt Rohde: It Wasn't a Dream (World-Premiere, BASS Commission)
Kaija Saariaho: 4 Instants

Charlotte Mundy, soprano; Zach Finkelstein, tenor; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano

Recital Hall, Ann E. Pitzer Center,144 Hutchison Drive, Davis, CA 95616


May 12, 2018, at 3:00 pm

BASS On Tour

New Voices

Olivier Messiaen: Poèmes pour Mi
Kaija Saariaho: 4 Instants
UC-Davis Graduate Students: New Works (TBA)

Charotte Mundy, soprano; Miori Sugiyama, piano

Center for New Music, 55 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

($15/$10)

 


June 1, 2018, at 7:00 pm

New Voices

New Voices

Harrison Birtwistle: Songs from the Same Earth
Kurt Rohde: It Wasn't a Dream (World-Premiere, BASS Commission)
Kaija Saariaho: 4 Instants

Charlotte Mundy, soprano; Zach Finkelstein, tenor; Michael Brofman, Miori Sugiyama, piano

National Sawdust

80 North 6th street
Brooklyn, NY 11249

($30)


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