Dawn Upshaw, soprano: with Gilbert Kalish, piano

Dawn Upshaw, soprano

with Gilbert Kalish, piano
Sunday, March 5, 2017 . 3PM
Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish
Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish
Principal People: 

Soprano Dawn Upshaw

Piano Gilbert Kalish

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Estimated Length: 
1 hour 30 minutes
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Boasting a natural warmth and a fierce commitment to the transforming, communicative power of music, Dawn Upshaw is known around the globe as a beloved singer of opera and concert repertoire ranging from the sacred works of Bach to fresh contemporary sounds. Her ability to reach to the heart of music and text has earned her both the devotion of an exceptionally diverse audience and many prestigious awards. In 2007, she was named a Fellow of the MacArthur Foundation, the first vocal artist to be awarded the five-year “genius” prize, and in 2008 she was named a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences.


  • Franz Schubert:
    • Im Frühling, D. 882
    • Geheimes, D. 719
    • Gretchen am Spinnrade, D. 118
    • Liedder Mignon (Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt), D. 887
    • Rastlose Liebe, D. 138
  • Maurice Ravel:
    • Histoires naturelles
          I. Le paon
         II. Le grillon
        III. Le cygne
        IV. Le martin-pêcheur
         V. La pintade 
  • Sheila Silver: On Loving: Three Songs for Diane Kalish, in memoriam (2011-2015)
    • O, she doth teach the torches to burn bright
    • Sonnet: Mindful of you the sodden earth in spring
    • Love is a magic ray
  • Leoš Janáček: From In the Mists
           I. Andante
          II. Presto
  • Béla Bartók:
    • Fekete föd
    • Annyi bánat a szüvemen
    • Régi keserves​
    • Eddig való dolgom ​​
    • 'Hatforintos’ nóta
  • William Bolcom:
    • Black Max
    • Toothbrush time
    • Waitin’
    • George