Mezzo-Soprano Stephanie Blythe and Members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center
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Reviews & Ratings
Featured review from Mike Kopicko
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Stephanie was fantastic. This was my first chamber music event, so I was not sure what to expect. I was extremely impressed and will attend these types of events in the future. Additionally, the members of the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center added to the experience, and we enjoyed a lovely evening of music.
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We'd love to give 5 stars. Wonderful musicians, a carefully chosen program, and one of the best opera singers of our time, in a fairly intimate space. In addition, Ms. Blythe and Mr. Smith talked about the premiered work before the concert began.
Quotes & Highlights
“Right now, Blythe may be the finest singer in the world.” —_Newsday _
Alan Smith: Vignettes: Covered Wagon Woman (Bay Area Premiere)
John Antes: Trio in D minor for Strings, Op. 3, No. 2
George Gershwin: Lullaby for String Quartet
Amy Beach: Piano Quintet in F-sharp minor, Op. 67
Stephanie Blythe, mezzo-soprano
Warren Jones, piano
Ani Kavafian, violin
Anne-Marie McDermott, piano
Fred Sherry, cello
and others to be announced
Vibrant and versatile mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe joins some of the nation’s best chamber musicians for an evening of American masterworks old and new. At the forefront will be the San Francisco Performances’ co-commissioned premiere of Vignettes: Covered Wagon Woman, based on the journals of 19th century pioneer Margaret Frink. Blythe says, “Alan’s ability to marry the voice and the text is palpable, and I am thrilled to give people an opportunity to experience this work.”
Stephanie Blythe has enjoyed a career that embraces challenges and constantly invites the music world to re-evaluate her expansive artistry. The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center embodies the quality and caliber of the art form in America, with performances, tours, recordings and the creation of bold, new music.