Tanglewood 2019 Performance Dates

The assignments have been given! My full performance schedule during my time at the Tanglewood Music Center this summer is now available. Some repertoire highlights include:

  • Maurice Ravel’s Histoires naturelles with pianist Corinne Penner

  • Othmar Schoeck’s Notturno, Op. 47, with baritones Walter Aldrich and Matthew Payne

  • The role of the Elephant in the US Premiere of Richard Ayres’s The Cricket Recovers, conducted by Thomas Adès

  • An evening of Bach cantatas—including BWV 42, 127, and 161—conducted by John Harbison

  • Masterclasses with Stephanie Blythe, Roger Vignoles, and Javier Arrebola

Check out my events page for all the details. I truly can’t wait to be back at TMC in just a couple short months!

—Nathaniel

Spring & Summer Events

It’s going to be a zoological spring and summer! Between two different operas—Gary S. Fagin’s Jumping Mouse (World Premiere) and Richard Ayres’s The Cricket Recovers (US Premiere)—I’ll be playing a wolf, a mouse, and an elephant. Check out my events page for all the furry details!

Other upcoming concerts include a reprise of Sir John Stainer’s Good Friday meditation, The Crucifixion, at Brick Presbyterian Church; a recital with my pianist friend Peiharn Chen in May; and two concert tours with sounding light, led by the incomparable Tom Trenney.

Sneak Peek: while dates haven’t been solidified yet, in November, I’ll be joining my friend Liz Bouk for a run of Laura Kaminsky’s, Mark Campbell’s, and Kimberly Reed’s incredible opera, As One. Liz and I have already begun diving into the music (he performed the role last month in Texas, so now I’m playing catch-up!), and the process has been so rewarding already. More info coming soon—be sure to sign up for my newsletter below to stay up-to-date!

Carnegie Hall Debut

I am making my Carnegie Hall solo debut on Monday, November 12th, performing in the New York Choral Society's concert My Shadow and My Light. I will be performing the baritone solo in Gerald Finzi's Requiem da Camera, written in 1923-24 in honor of Finzi's composition teacher, who was killed in action in 1918. I am so honored and excited to perform this beautiful piece of music with such a wonderful group of musicians!

Tickets will be available in the coming weeks; until then, you can find more info on the concert here. I hope to see you there!

—Nathaniel

Tanglewood Performance Dates

At last, the repertoire and performance dates for this summer at Tanglewood Music Center have been released! I'll be performing everything from Bach cantatas to a world premiere of a piece by Oliver Christophe Leith—it's going to be a thrilling summer! Check out all the details on the "Attend" calendar page, where you can even get your tickets ahead of time.

I hope to see you in beautiful Lenox this summer!

–Nathaniel

World Premiere of SIMULACRUM

Exciting news: I will be participating in the world premiere of Simulacrum, a multimedia chamber opera written by six different composers to a libretto by Marianna Staroselsky. This is the inaugural project of the PATH New Music Theater, "a collective of composers, musicians, choreographers, and visual artists who curate and produce contemporary new media theater."

Performances are on June 8, 9, and 10 at the 3LD Art & Technology Center in NYC. And bonus, there are $10 early bird tickets available until May 20! After that, general admission tickets will be $20. Check out the trailer below, and I'll hope to see you there!

–Nathaniel