Glass/Ginsberg: Hydrogen Jukebox
Sep
22
8:00pm 8:00pm

Glass/Ginsberg: Hydrogen Jukebox

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Utopia Opera presents the chamber opera Hydrogen Jukebox by composer Philip Glass and beat poet Allen Ginsberg, premiered at the Spoleto Festival in 1990 and revived this September at the Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College. Of the opera, Ginsberg said:

"Ultimately, the motif of Hydrogen Jukebox, the underpinning, the secret message, secret activity, is to relieve human suffering by communicating some kind of enlightened awareness of various themes, topics, obsessions, neuroses, difficulties, problems, perplexities that we encounter as we end the millennium....The title Hydrogen Jukebox comes from a verse in the poem Howl: '...listening to the crack of doom on the hydrogen jukebox....' It signifies a state of hypertrophic high-tech, a psychological state in which people are at the limit of their sensory input with civilization's military jukebox, a loud industrial roar, or a music that begins to shake the bones and penetrate the nervous system as a hydrogen bomb may do someday, reminder of apocalypse." —Allen Ginsberg

General admission tickets are $20; premium seating tickets are $30. For more information, click here.

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Glass/Ginsberg: Hydrogen Jukebox
Sep
23
3:00pm 3:00pm

Glass/Ginsberg: Hydrogen Jukebox

  • Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College (map)
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Utopia Opera presents the chamber opera Hydrogen Jukebox by composer Philip Glass and beat poet Allen Ginsberg, premiered at the Spoleto Festival in 1990 and revived this September at the Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College. Of the opera, Ginsberg said:

"Ultimately, the motif of Hydrogen Jukebox, the underpinning, the secret message, secret activity, is to relieve human suffering by communicating some kind of enlightened awareness of various themes, topics, obsessions, neuroses, difficulties, problems, perplexities that we encounter as we end the millennium....The title Hydrogen Jukebox comes from a verse in the poem Howl: '...listening to the crack of doom on the hydrogen jukebox....' It signifies a state of hypertrophic high-tech, a psychological state in which people are at the limit of their sensory input with civilization's military jukebox, a loud industrial roar, or a music that begins to shake the bones and penetrate the nervous system as a hydrogen bomb may do someday, reminder of apocalypse." —Allen Ginsberg

General admission tickets are $20; premium seating tickets are $30. For more information, click here.

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Glass/Ginsberg: Hydrogen Jukebox
Sep
23
8:00pm 8:00pm

Glass/Ginsberg: Hydrogen Jukebox

  • Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Utopia Opera presents the chamber opera Hydrogen Jukebox by composer Philip Glass and beat poet Allen Ginsberg, premiered at the Spoleto Festival in 1990 and revived this September at the Ida K. Lang Recital Hall at Hunter College. Of the opera, Ginsberg said:

"Ultimately, the motif of Hydrogen Jukebox, the underpinning, the secret message, secret activity, is to relieve human suffering by communicating some kind of enlightened awareness of various themes, topics, obsessions, neuroses, difficulties, problems, perplexities that we encounter as we end the millennium....The title Hydrogen Jukebox comes from a verse in the poem Howl: '...listening to the crack of doom on the hydrogen jukebox....' It signifies a state of hypertrophic high-tech, a psychological state in which people are at the limit of their sensory input with civilization's military jukebox, a loud industrial roar, or a music that begins to shake the bones and penetrate the nervous system as a hydrogen bomb may do someday, reminder of apocalypse." —Allen Ginsberg

General admission tickets are $20; premium seating tickets are $30. For more information, click here.

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HK Gruber: Frankenstein!!
Oct
1
3:00pm 3:00pm

HK Gruber: Frankenstein!!

Maestro James Bagwell conducts The Orchestra Now in a performance of Heinz Karl Gruber's absurdist pan-demonium Frankenstein!! on verses by HC Artmann. Nathaniel Sullivan will be performing as the chansonnier. The concert will begin with Sibelius's Valse triste, and will conclude with Haydn's Symphony No. 104, London.

Admission is free; reservation required. Click here for more information.

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HK Gruber: Frankenstein!!
Oct
3
7:30pm 7:30pm

HK Gruber: Frankenstein!!

Maestro James Bagwell conducts The Orchestra Now in a performance of Heinz Karl Gruber's absurdist pan-demonium Frankenstein!! on verses by HC Artmann. Nathaniel Sullivan will be performing as the chansonnier. The concert will begin with Sibelius's Valse triste, and will conclude with Haydn's Symphony No. 104, London.

Admission is free; reservation required. Click here for more information.

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J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor
Oct
6
7:00pm 7:00pm

J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor

The Blanche Moyse Chorale begins its 2017-18 season with two performances of J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor, on October 6th and 8th. These two concerts will be the Chorale's first performances in the Brattleboro Music Center's new hall.

Nathaniel will perform as the bass soloist in the mass. Tickets are $10 for students, $20 for general admission ($25 at the door), and $40 for preferred seating (online pre-sale only). For more information, please click here.

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J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor
Oct
8
2:00pm 2:00pm

J.S. Bach: Mass in B Minor

The Blanche Moyse Chorale begins its 2017-18 season with two performances of J.S. Bach's Mass in B Minor, on October 6th and 8th. These two concerts will be the Chorale's first performances in the Brattleboro Music Center's new hall.

Nathaniel will perform as the bass soloist in the mass. Tickets are $10 for students, $20 for general admission ($25 at the door), and $40 for preferred seating (online pre-sale only). For more information, please click here.

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Frank Martin: Sechs Monologe aus Jedermann
Oct
21
8:00pm 8:00pm

Frank Martin: Sechs Monologe aus Jedermann

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Maestro Leon Botstein conducts The Orchestra Now in a performance of Frank Martin's Sechs Monologe aus Jedermann, featuring soloist Nathaniel Sullivan, a winner of the Bard College Conservatory of Music's 2016 Concerto Competition. The concert will conclude with a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, featuring the Bard College Chamber Singers & Festival Chorale.

Tickets begin at $25. Click here for more information.

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Frank Martin: Sechs Monologe aus Jedermann
Oct
22
2:00pm 2:00pm

Frank Martin: Sechs Monologe aus Jedermann

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Maestro Leon Botstein conducts The Orchestra Now in a performance of Frank Martin's Sechs Monologe aus Jedermann, featuring soloist Nathaniel Sullivan, a winner of the Bard College Conservatory of Music's 2016 Concerto Competition. The concert will conclude with a performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 9, featuring the Bard College Chamber Singers and Festival Choral.

Tickets begin at $25. Click here for more information.

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Bard Music Festival: Movement, Miniatures, & Mysticism
Aug
17
8:00pm 8:00pm

Bard Music Festival: Movement, Miniatures, & Mysticism

Trace the influence of Frédéric Chopin's work in the music of Les Six to Witold Lutosławski (1913-94), Henryk Górecki (1933-2010), Marta Ptaszynska (b. 1943), Agata Zubel (b. 1978), and others. Part of the 2017 Bard Music Festival, Chopin and His World, featuring the work of Chopin and his contemporaries. The Festival ventures beyond Chopin's chronological career, and—through concerts, panels, and lectures—addresses how attitudes to the composer have changed since his death in 1849, how we hear Chopin today, and, most importantly, why he still matters.

Nathaniel will perform works by Francis Poulenc, Darius Milhaud, Jean Françaix, and Henryk Górecki. Tickets range from $15 to $40. Click here for more information.

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NYChoral Summer Sings: Elijah
Aug
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

NYChoral Summer Sings: Elijah

NYChoral (New York Choral Society) has been presenting its popular series of Summer Sings—open readings of beloved choral masterworks—since 1960. The conductor, venue, pianist, soloists, and music scores are provided, and YOU are the chorus!

Join NYChoral for this open sing-thru of Felix Mendelssohn's oratorio Elijah, with soloists Nathaniel Sullivan (Elijah), Hannah Spierman (Widow/Angel), and Michael Kuhn (Ahab/Obadiah), conducted by Michael Ciavaglia. Admission is $15 online or at the door, and includes admission to the after-party. For more information, please click here.

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Price Walden: The Contract Player
Jul
10
7:30pm 7:30pm

Price Walden: The Contract Player

After a successful concert performance as part of the New York Opera Fest, excerpts from The Contract Player come to Dixon Place! This staged performance will feature the completed scenes 1 and 3, as well as the dialogue for scene 2. After the show, there will be a talkback with the creative team: composer Price Walden and librettist/director Lane Williamson.

This world premiere will mark Price Walden's first opera. The Contract Player explores the flashbulb and cigarette smoke of 1947 Hollywood from the LGBTQ+ perspective. Roland Gray—the most successful leading man in the movie business—and Kathleen Sanders—a tough, intelligent woman who is frequently his co-star—share a close bond, eliciting gossip from every corner of the media. Thatcher West—a young screenwriter—harbors a deep love of Roland's films and has written him the role of a lifetime. As filming begins, Thatcher and Roland grow quite close and realize their attraction has become much more than professional. Under the pressure of the HUAC investigations of communist activity, as well as the incessant prying of gossip reporter Letty Lawrence, they are all forced to make some incredibly difficult decisions—both professional and personal.

Tickets are $15 in advance, $18 at the door, and $12 for students/seniors/IDNYC holders. For more information, please click here.

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OperaRox Productions: New Works Concert
Jun
23
7:00pm 7:00pm

OperaRox Productions: New Works Concert

An evening of entirely new works performed by OperaRox Young Artists, presented as part of the New York Opera Fest. There will be excerpts from The Contract Player, an opera in progress by composer Price Walden and librettist Lane Williamson, as well as works by a group of other talented composers.

This performance is part of the second annual New York Opera Fest, a two-month celebration of New York's vibrant and varied opera community throughout May and June, 2017, with over 20 companies producing more than 30 events in venues around the city. The Opera Fest is organized by the New York Opera Alliance, in partnership with OPERA America. Click here for more information, including a full listing of events.

Nathaniel will perform the role of Roland Gray in The Contract Player. General admission tickets are $25. Click here for more information.

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Master's Recital: The Voyage of Life
Apr
28
7:00pm 7:00pm

Master's Recital: The Voyage of Life

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To view the full recording of this recital, please click here.

As partial fulfillment of his master's of music degree at the Bard College Conservatory of Music, Nathaniel will be joined by pianist Bethany Pietroniro in a recital on Friday, April 28th, at 7:00pm in the László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Performance Space. The program repertoire is as follows:

  • J.S. Bach, Mass in B Minor, BWV 232: "Et in Spiritum Sanctum" (feat. Alessandro Cirafici & Jihyun Kim, oboe; Sarah Ghandour, cello; Alexander Bonus, organ)
  • Theo VerbeySechs Rilke-Lieder
  • Leonard Bernstein, Songfest: To what you said... (feat. Sarah Ghandour, cello)
  • Claude Debussy: Mandoline
  • Claude Debussy: Green (Aquarelles I), from Ariettes oubliées
  • Gabriel Fauré: Spleen
  • Gabriel Fauré: C'est l'extase, from Cinq mélodies "de Venise"
  • Daron Aric Hagen: Songs of Experience

Admission is free and open to the public. A reception will follow the program.

Click here to RSVP on the Facebook event page.

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First Songs
Apr
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

First Songs

Members of the Bard College Graduate Vocal Arts Program and Collaborative Piano Fellowship will present a series of New York City premieres of songs by living composers, set to poetry by Emily Dickinson and Henry David Thoreau. The program is in conjunction with the Morgan Library & Museum's exhibit I'm Nobody! Who are you? The Life and Poetry of Emily Dickinson, which will open at 6:30pm for concert attendees.

Nathaniel will perform "Where I lived, and what I lived for," a setting of an excerpt from Walden; or, Life in the Woods by Henry David Thoreau, composed by Gregory Spears.

Tickets are $35, or $25 for Morgan Library members and affiliates of Bard College. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

 

(For members of the Bard College community, there will be a preview of this concert program in the László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Performance Space on the Bard College campus on Tuesday, April 11th at 7:00pm.)

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Leonard Bernstein: Candide
Feb
26
2:00pm 2:00pm

Leonard Bernstein: Candide

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Maestro James Bagwell conducts The Orchestra Now (TON) and soloists from the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program in a semi-staged concert performance of Leonard Bernstein's operetta Candide. This coming-of-age story—based on Voltaire's 1759 satirical novella of the same name—follows the hapless and naive Candide as he discovers that, contrary to his mentor's insistence, this world may not, in fact, be the best of all possible worlds.

Nathaniel will perform the roles of Voltaire, Dr. Pangloss, and Martin. Tickets are $25-$35. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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Leonard Bernstein: Candide
Feb
25
8:00pm 8:00pm

Leonard Bernstein: Candide

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Maestro James Bagwell conducts The Orchestra Now (TON) and soloists from the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program in a semi-staged concert performance of Leonard Bernstein's operetta Candide. This coming-of-age story—based on Voltaire's 1759 satirical novella of the same name—follows the hapless and naive Candide as he discovers that, contrary to his mentor's insistence, this world may not, in fact, be the best of all possible worlds.

Nathaniel will perform the roles of Voltaire, Dr. Pangloss, and Martin. Tickets are $25-$35. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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sounding light Presents: Mine eyes have seen the glory...
Jan
16
7:30pm 7:30pm

sounding light Presents: Mine eyes have seen the glory...

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Greater Lansing (map)
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Nathaniel joins the voices of sounding light in a concert honoring the timeless message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Conducted by Tom Trenney, the program of beloved gospel and spiritual songs will bring a message of hope and peace, honoring the authentic joy and soul, the heart and spirit of this most powerful, expressive, and meaningful American folk music. We keep MLK's message alive by sharing in our song the message of his faith!

Free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be collected. For more information, please click here.

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sounding light Presents: Mine eyes have seen the glory...
Jan
15
3:00pm 3:00pm

sounding light Presents: Mine eyes have seen the glory...

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Nathaniel joins the voices of sounding light in a concert honoring the timeless message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Conducted by Tom Trenney, the program of beloved gospel and spiritual songs will bring a message of hope and peace, honoring the authentic joy and soul, the heart and spirit of this most powerful, expressive, and meaningful American folk music. We keep MLK's message alive by sharing in our song the message of his faith!

Free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be collected. For more information, please click here.

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sounding light Presents: Mine eyes have seen the glory...
Jan
14
7:30pm 7:30pm

sounding light Presents: Mine eyes have seen the glory...

  • First Presbyterian Church of Birmingham (map)
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Nathaniel joins the voices of sounding light in a concert honoring the timeless message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Conducted by Tom Trenney, the program of beloved gospel and spiritual songs will bring a message of hope and peace, honoring the authentic joy and soul, the heart and spirit of this most powerful, expressive, and meaningful American folk music. We keep MLK's message alive by sharing in our song the message of his faith!

Free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be collected. For more information, please click here.

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sounding light Presents: Mine eyes have seen the glory...
Jan
13
7:30pm 7:30pm

sounding light Presents: Mine eyes have seen the glory...

Nathaniel joins the voices of sounding light in a concert honoring the timeless message of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Conducted by Tom Trenney, the program of beloved gospel and spiritual songs will bring a message of hope and peace, honoring the authentic joy and soul, the heart and spirit of this most powerful, expressive, and meaningful American folk music. We keep MLK's message alive by sharing in our song the message of his faith!

Free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be collected. For more information, please click here.

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Franz Joseph Haydn: Winter from "The Seasons"
Dec
11
3:00pm 3:00pm

Franz Joseph Haydn: Winter from "The Seasons"

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As part of the annual Bard College Winter Songfest, join the Bard Conservatory Chamber Orchestra; Bard College Chamber Singers and Symphonic Chorus; and soloists Caroline Dunigan, Eric Finbarr Carey, and Nathaniel Sullivan in a performance of "Winter" from Haydn's oratorio The Seasons. The oratorio will be performed in English, using the 1973 translation by Alice Parker and Thomas Pyle. Other features of the program will include early and modern holiday carols, as well as additional seasonal selections performed by soloists from the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program and conducted by Maestro James Bagwell.

A suggested donation of $15-$20 will be accepted. For more information and to reserve tickets, please click here.

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Between Suffering & Hope: Songs for the Forgotten
Nov
6
4:00pm 4:00pm

Between Suffering & Hope: Songs for the Forgotten

Katherine Rossiter, Mary-Elizabeth O'Neill, Christopher Remkus, and Nathaniel Sullivan—members of the Bard College Conservatory of Music Graduate Vocal Arts Program—will present the recital Between Suffering and Hope: Songs for the Forgotten on Sunday, November 6th at 4:00pm at the Hudson Opera House in Hudson, NY. As the holiday season approaches, this program aims to increase awareness of those in our community who are in need.

To this end, the performers are pleased to partner with the Jayne Brooks Memorial Food Pantry—an outreach ministry of the Church of the Messiah in Rhinebeck, NY—in order to help provide aid to these members of our society. Admission to the recital is free of charge; however, a monetary and non-perishable food donation will be taken at the door. 100% of the donations received at the recital will go directly to the Jayne Brooks Memorial Food Pantry. A representative from the pantry will attend the recital to collect donations.

The recital will be structured around selections from the 2007 Pulitzer Prize-winning composition the little match girl passion for solo quartet and percussion, by composer David Lang, based on the Hans Christian Andersen tale of an impoverished child's tragic New Year's Eve journey. It is sure to a beautiful, meaningful, and reflective experience for all involved.

For more information, please click here. RSVP on the Facebook Event page.

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Ouroboros Trilogy: Naga
Sep
17
3:00pm 3:00pm

Ouroboros Trilogy: Naga

World premiere of the complete Ouroboros TrilogyOuroboros is a three-part operatic exploration of life, death, and rebirth, as symbolized by the ancient Greek icon of a serpent eating its own tail. The trilogy, produced by Beth Morrison Projects and The Friends of Madame White Snake, will be presented in Boston in the fall of 2016, both as individual operas and as seven-hour, full-day events. The production will bring together an acclaimed artistic team, including conductors Carolyn Kuan, Julian Wachner, and Lan Shui, and composers Zhou Long (Madame White Snake), Paola Prestini (Gilgamesh), and Scott Wheeler (Naga). Many extraordinary Boston music institutions, such as The New England Conservatory of Music, The Boston Children's Chorus, Arts Emerson, The Boston Children's Museum, and the Celebrity Series of Boston, are participating in the project.

Madame White Snake, co-commissioned by Opera Boston and the Beijing Music Festival, premiered in 2010 at Opera Boston and was brought to Beijing by Beth Morrison Projects for is Asian premiere at the Beijing Music Festival. Madame White Snake went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2011, and was performed in concert by the National Taiwan Symphony in the fall of 2013.

Nathaniel will be covering the role of the Young Monk in Naga, as well as the role of Gilgamesh in Gilgamesh. Single-event tickets and ticket packages are available for purchase online. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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Ouroboros Trilogy: Gilgamesh
Sep
17
11:00am11:00am

Ouroboros Trilogy: Gilgamesh

World premiere of the complete Ouroboros TrilogyOuroboros is a three-part operatic exploration of life, death, and rebirth, as symbolized by the ancient Greek icon of a serpent eating its own tail. The trilogy, produced by Beth Morrison Projects and The Friends of Madame White Snake, will be presented in Boston in the fall of 2016, both as individual operas and as seven-hour, full-day events. The production will bring together an acclaimed artistic team, including conductors Carolyn Kuan, Julian Wachner, and Lan Shui, and composers Zhou Long (Madame White Snake), Paola Prestini (Gilgamesh), and Scott Wheeler (Naga). Many extraordinary Boston music institutions, such as The New England Conservatory of Music, The Boston Children's Chorus, Arts Emerson, The Boston Children's Museum, and the Celebrity Series of Boston, are participating in the project.

Madame White Snake, co-commissioned by Opera Boston and the Beijing Music Festival, premiered in 2010 at Opera Boston and was brought to Beijing by Beth Morrison Projects for is Asian premiere at the Beijing Music Festival. Madame White Snake went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2011, and was performed in concert by the National Taiwan Symphony in the fall of 2013.

Nathaniel will be covering the role of Gilgamesh in Gilgamesh, as well as the role of the Young Monk in Naga. Single-event tickets and ticket packages are available for purchase online. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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Ouroboros Trilogy: Naga
Sep
15
7:30pm 7:30pm

Ouroboros Trilogy: Naga

World premiere of the complete Ouroboros TrilogyOuroboros is a three-part operatic exploration of life, death, and rebirth, as symbolized by the ancient Greek icon of a serpent eating its own tail. The trilogy, produced by Beth Morrison Projects and The Friends of Madame White Snake, will be presented in Boston in the fall of 2016, both as individual operas and as seven-hour, full-day events. The production will bring together an acclaimed artistic team, including conductors Carolyn Kuan, Julian Wachner, and Lan Shui, and composers Zhou Long (Madame White Snake), Paola Prestini (Gilgamesh), and Scott Wheeler (Naga). Many extraordinary Boston music institutions, such as The New England Conservatory of Music, The Boston Children's Chorus, Arts Emerson, The Boston Children's Museum, and the Celebrity Series of Boston, are participating in the project.

Madame White Snake, co-commissioned by Opera Boston and the Beijing Music Festival, premiered in 2010 at Opera Boston and was brought to Beijing by Beth Morrison Projects for is Asian premiere at the Beijing Music Festival. Madame White Snake went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2011, and was performed in concert by the National Taiwan Symphony in the fall of 2013.

Nathaniel will be covering the role of the Young Monk in Naga, as well as the role of Gilgamesh in Gilgamesh. Single-event tickets and ticket packages are available for purchase online. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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Ouroboros Trilogy: Gilgamesh
Sep
14
7:30pm 7:30pm

Ouroboros Trilogy: Gilgamesh

World premiere of the complete Ouroboros TrilogyOuroboros is a three-part operatic exploration of life, death, and rebirth, as symbolized by the ancient Greek icon of a serpent eating its own tail. The trilogy, produced by Beth Morrison Projects and The Friends of Madame White Snake, will be presented in Boston in the fall of 2016, both as individual operas and as seven-hour, full-day events. The production will bring together an acclaimed artistic team, including conductors Carolyn Kuan, Julian Wachner, and Lan Shui, and composers Zhou Long (Madame White Snake), Paola Prestini (Gilgamesh), and Scott Wheeler (Naga). Many extraordinary Boston music institutions, such as The New England Conservatory of Music, The Boston Children's Chorus, Arts Emerson, The Boston Children's Museum, and the Celebrity Series of Boston, are participating in the project.

Madame White Snake, co-commissioned by Opera Boston and the Beijing Music Festival, premiered in 2010 at Opera Boston and was brought to Beijing by Beth Morrison Projects for is Asian premiere at the Beijing Music Festival. Madame White Snake went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2011, and was performed in concert by the National Taiwan Symphony in the fall of 2013.

Nathaniel will be covering the role of the Gilgamesh in Gilgamesh, as well as the role of the Young Monk in Naga. Single-event tickets and ticket packages are available for purchase online. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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Ouroboros Trilogy: Gilgamesh
Sep
10
7:30pm 7:30pm

Ouroboros Trilogy: Gilgamesh

World premiere of the complete Ouroboros TrilogyOuroboros is a three-part operatic exploration of life, death, and rebirth, as symbolized by the ancient Greek icon of a serpent eating its own tail. The trilogy, produced by Beth Morrison Projects and The Friends of Madame White Snake, will be presented in Boston in the fall of 2016, both as individual operas and as seven-hour, full-day events. The production will bring together an acclaimed artistic team, including conductors Carolyn Kuan, Julian Wachner, and Lan Shui, and composers Zhou Long (Madame White Snake), Paola Prestini (Gilgamesh), and Scott Wheeler (Naga). Many extraordinary Boston music institutions, such as The New England Conservatory of Music, The Boston Children's Chorus, Arts Emerson, The Boston Children's Museum, and the Celebrity Series of Boston, are participating in the project.

Madame White Snake, co-commissioned by Opera Boston and the Beijing Music Festival, premiered in 2010 at Opera Boston and was brought to Beijing by Beth Morrison Projects for is Asian premiere at the Beijing Music Festival. Madame White Snake went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2011, and was performed in concert by the National Taiwan Symphony in the fall of 2013.

Nathaniel will be covering the role of Gilgamesh in Gilgamesh, as well as the role of the Young Monk in Naga. Single-event tickets and ticket packages are available for purchase online. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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Ouroboros Trilogy: Naga
Sep
10
11:00am11:00am

Ouroboros Trilogy: Naga

World premiere of the complete Ouroboros TrilogyOuroboros is a three-part operatic exploration of life, death, and rebirth, as symbolized by the ancient Greek icon of a serpent eating its own tail. The trilogy, produced by Beth Morrison Projects and The Friends of Madame White Snake, will be presented in Boston in the fall of 2016, both as individual operas and as seven-hour, full-day events. The production will bring together an acclaimed artistic team, including conductors Carolyn Kuan, Julian Wachner, and Lan Shui, and composers Zhou Long (Madame White Snake), Paola Prestini (Gilgamesh), and Scott Wheeler (Naga). Many extraordinary Boston music institutions, such as The New England Conservatory of Music, The Boston Children's Chorus, Arts Emerson, The Boston Children's Museum, and the Celebrity Series of Boston, are participating in the project.

Madame White Snake, co-commissioned by Opera Boston and the Beijing Music Festival, premiered in 2010 at Opera Boston and was brought to Beijing by Beth Morrison Projects for is Asian premiere at the Beijing Music Festival. Madame White Snake went on to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music in 2011, and was performed in concert by the National Taiwan Symphony in the fall of 2013.

Nathaniel will be covering the role of the Young Monk in Naga, as well as the role of Gilgamesh in Gilgamesh. Single-event tickets and ticket packages are available for purchase online. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click here.

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Songs of the Earth: Yale Composers' Art Song Program
Jun
11
1:00pm 1:00pm

Songs of the Earth: Yale Composers' Art Song Program

Nathaniel joins members of the Albany Symphony in a concert of new music. The entire composition studio of the Yale School of Music, thirteen members strong, has collaborated to create a thirteen-part song cycle on poetry about the natural world, to be performed by four singers and a nine-member ensemble made up of Albany Symphony musicians, conducted by David Alan Miller.

Yale composers contributing newly created songs to the project are: Krists Auznieks*, Matthew Bridgham, Natalie Dietterich, Katherine Balch, Ethan Braun, Hilary Purrington*, Benjamin Wallace*, Tiange Zhou*, Brian Heim*, Dylan Mattingly, Molly Joyce, Michael Gilbertson, and Liliya Ugay. (Asterisks indicate composers whose pieces Nathaniel will perform.)

Free admission; seat reservation required. For more information and to reserve tickets, please click here.

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sounding light Presents: Sing Praise Seraphic-wise
Jun
5
4:00pm 4:00pm

sounding light Presents: Sing Praise Seraphic-wise

Nathaniel joins the ravishing voices of sounding light to deliver the holy message of the angels, echoing the glorious strains of English cathedral anthems by Benjamin Britten, Gerald Finzi, and Herbert Howells. sounding light, with conductor Tom Trenney, will transport us to the heavenly realms through the sublime beauty of ethereal works by Jacob Handl, Felix Mendelssohn, and Sergei Rachmaninoff, as well as a world premiere by Tom Trenney. Come to be enraptured by the radiance of sounding light.

Free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be collected. For more information, please click here or visit the Facebook event page.

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sounding light Presents: Sing Praise Seraphic-wise
Jun
4
7:30pm 7:30pm

sounding light Presents: Sing Praise Seraphic-wise

  • First United Methodist Church of Birmingham, MI (map)
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Nathaniel joins the ravishing voices of sounding light to deliver the holy message of the angels, echoing the glorious strains of English cathedral anthems by Benjamin Britten, Gerald Finzi, and Herbert Howells. sounding light, with conductor Tom Trenney, will transport us to the heavenly realms through the sublime beauty of ethereal works by Jacob Handl, Felix Mendelssohn, and Sergei Rachmaninoff, as well as a world premiere by Tom Trenney. Come to be enraptured by the radiance of sounding light.

Free and open to the public. A freewill offering will be collected. For more information, please click here or visit the Facebook event page.

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Chamber Music with the Graduate Vocal Arts Program
May
4
8:00pm 8:00pm

Chamber Music with the Graduate Vocal Arts Program

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An evening of chamber music with singers from the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program and Conservatory instrumentalists. Baritone Nathaniel Sullivan will be joined by clarinetist Caitlin Beare, violist Rosemary Nelis, and cellist Sarah Ghandour in a rare performance of Milton Babbitt's Two Sonnets.

Free and open to the public. Please click here for more information.

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The Haydn Project: Partsongs
Apr
19
12:00pm12:00pm

The Haydn Project: Partsongs

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Conservatory faculty and students will perform Haydn's Piano Trio in E flat minor ("Jacob's Dream"); three partsongs ("Die Harmonie in der Ehe", "Alles hat seine Zeit", and "Die Beredsamkeit"); and the String Quartet in G major, Op. 77, No. 1.

The partsongs will be performed by Bard Conservatory Graduate Vocal Arts Program sopranos Katherine Rossiter and Lizabeth Malanga, tenor Corey Dalton Hart, and baritone Nathaniel Sullivan.

Free and open to the public. Please click here for more information.

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George Frideric Handel: Messiah
Apr
10
3:00pm 3:00pm

George Frideric Handel: Messiah

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The Orchestra Now is joined by the Bard Festival Chorus, the Bard Chamber Chorus, and soloists from the Vocal Arts Program in a performance of Handel's timeless oratorio, Messiah. The piece will be performed in its entirety, conducted by Maestro Leon Botstein.

Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets in advance.

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George Frideric Handel: Messiah
Apr
9
8:00pm 8:00pm

George Frideric Handel: Messiah

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The Orchestra Now is joined by the Bard Festival Chorus, the Bard Chamber Chorus, and soloists from the Vocal Arts Program in a performance of Handel's timeless oratorio, Messiah. The piece will be performed in its entirety, conducted by Maestro Leon Botstein.

Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets in advance.

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David von Kampen: Under the Silver and Home Again
Apr
3
11:00am11:00am

David von Kampen: Under the Silver and Home Again

Nathaniel joins composer and pianist David von Kampen in a performance of David's award-winning song set Under the Silver and Home Again: Five Walter de la Mare Lyrics for Baritone and Piano. Nathaniel had the privilege of working alongside David as he composed the set in 2014-2015, culminating in a recorded performance by Nathaniel and David in early 2015. The composition awarded David the 2015 Distinguished Composer of the Year Award, granted by the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA). Nathaniel looks forward to rejoining David for an exhibition recital at MTNA's 2016 National Conference in San Antonio, TX.

Free for conference participants. Please click here for more information.

Recordings and sheet music of Under the Silver can be found on MusicSpoke.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
Mar
6
2:00pm 2:00pm

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte

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Graduate Vocal Arts Program students present an operatic double bill of a one-act opera by Oliver Knussen based on Maurice Sendak's beloved children's book, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and a one-act adaptation of Mozart's spirited fable about a young nobleman's search for an imprisoned princess.

Nathaniel will be performing the role of the affable bird catcher Papageno in the Mozart.

Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets in advance.

All ticket sales benefit the Conservatory Scholarship Fund.

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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte
Mar
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart: Die Zauberflöte

  • Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts (map)
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Graduate Vocal Arts Program students present an operatic double bill of a one-act opera by Oliver Knussen based on Maurice Sendak's beloved children's book, Higglety Pigglety Pop!, and a one-act adaptation of Mozart's spirited fable about a young nobleman's search for an imprisoned princess.

Nathaniel will be performing the role of the affable bird catcher Papageno in the Mozart.

Please click here for more information and to purchase tickets in advance.

All ticket sales benefit the Conservatory Scholarship Fund.

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