2024-2025 Season


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Lucas and Irina Meachem, Sept 12

Lucas Meachem & Irina Meachem

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 2024 at 7:30 PM

Together this husband and wife duo, Lucas and Irina Meachem, present Gustav Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder, a mournful exploration of parental grief, and Liszt’s Petrarch Sonnets. The program also includes songs by Rachmaninov, William Grant Still, and Charles Ives.

Lunga Eric Hallam and Craig Terry

Lunga Eric Hallam & Craig Terry


MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2024 at 7:30 PM

This young South African tenor splashed onto the international opera scene as a semifinalist in the 2019 Neue Stimmen International Singing Competition and the Voice of South Africa International Singing Competition. Soon after he joined Lyric Opera of Chicago’s distinguished Ryan Opera Center, and during the 2022–2023 season earned rapturous reviews for his role debuts as Don Ottavio (Don Giovanni) and Jupiter (Semele) with Wolf Trap Opera.

A captivating blend of musical traditions, featuring a rich tapestry of American and African folk songs alongside timeless classics from the Italian tenor repertoire. Audiences will be treated to the evocative melodies of Donizetti, Rossini, Bellini, and Tosti, showcasing Hallam’s versatility and depth as a performer.

Samantha Hankey, January 14

Samantha Hankey & Myra Huang

TUESDAY, JANUARY  14, 2025 at 7:30 PM

The cornerstone of Hankey’s program is Dichterliebe (A Poet’s Love) by Robert Schumann, a set of 16 cathartic songs that reflect on Schumann’s separation from his bride, Clara. This jewel of German lieder sits between Poulenc’s masterful 3 Chanson de Federico García Lorca and songs by Satie, Schönberg, Trenet, Weill, and Porter.

Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen, February 20

Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen & John Churchwell

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY  20, 2025 at 7:30 PM

In this sweeping program centered around the beauty found in nature, Nussbaum Cohen presents a wide range of repertoire never before sung by countertenor. The program includes music by Handel, Korngold, Brahms, Price, and Adams, alongside a newly composed song set by Jake Heggie. Robert Schumann’s song cycle, Liederkreis Op. 39, which Schumann wrote to his wife was “my most romantic music yet, with much of you in it,” rounds out this moving and memorable evening.

Fleur Barron, March 14

Fleur Barron & Kunal Lahiry

FRIDAY, MARCH 14, 2025 at 7:30 PM

The Power and the Glory explores diverse perspectives on colonial history through music and poetry of the last 150 years. From Kamala Sankaram’s rage-inspired “The Far Shore” to Zubaida Azezi and Edo Frenkel’s Uyghur song “Mitiz Meshrep,” the artists encourage their audience to explore uncomfortable issues of the past and present with empathy and understanding. Other composers on the program include Valcarcel, Messiaen, Montsalvatge, Mahler, Weill, and Schoenberg.

Elizabeth Llewellyn & Simon Lepper

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Past Recitals From the 2023-2024 Season

Anthony Roth Costanzo and Bryan Wagorn
Anthony Roth Costanzo & Bryan Wagorn

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2023 at 7:30 PM

Program included selections by Antonio Vivaldi, Gabriela Lena Frank, Joel Thompson, Giuseppe Verdi, and songs of Barbra Streisand.

Jonah Hoskins in recital
Jonah Hoskins & William Woodard


WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2023 at 7:30 PM

Program included Jake Heggie’s Friendly Persuasions, Erik Satie’s Les Trois Mélodies, and selections by Lee Hoiby, Robert Schumann, and Franz Schubert.

Raehann Bryce-Davis in recital
Raehann Bryce-Davis & Jeanne-Minette Cilliers

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 24, 2024 at 7:30 PM

Bryce-Davis’ program honored women composers and poets with repertoire including Amy Beach’s Three Browning Songs, Richard Wagner’s Wesendonck Lieder, and selections by Melissa Dunphy, Maria Thompson Corley, and Peter Ashbourne.

Russell Thomas and Lucas Nogara in recital
Russell Thomas & Lucas Nogara

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 14, 2024 at 7:30 PM

The program explored love in its various forms and included Samuel Barber’s Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Jasmine Barnes’ Love and Light, and selections by Henri Duparc and Richard Strauss.

Daniela Mack & Keun-A Lee in recital
Daniela Mack & Keun-A Lee

THURSDAY, APRIL 18, 2024 at 7:30 PM

The program paired songs from Daniela’s childhood home, Argentina, with a world premiere by Rene Orth entitled At First, Now, Always. This nine-piece song cycle explores the personal experience of motherhood with pieces such as “Before You Arrived” and “The Middle of the Night.” Other works on the program include pieces by Rossini, Jofre, Lorca, and Chapí.

Erin Morley in recital
Erin Morley & Gerald Martin Moore


MONDAY, MAY 13, 2024 at 7:30 PM

The program celebrated the cycle of flowers’ fragrance, death, and rebirth with “Rose In Bloom,” a recital featuring the world premiere of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Huit Chansons De Fleurs, and pieces by Camille Saint-Saëns, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, Sergei Rachmaninov, Alban Berg, Alexander Zemlinsky, and Sir Arthur Sullivan.

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