National Opera Center to Present ‘Mixed Jazz Motives’ Concert

By Logan Martell

On June 7, 2021, the National Opera Center in New York City will present “Mixed Jazz Motives,” a virtual recital featuring selections which have been infused with elements of jazz.

The recital will be given by mezzo-soprano Margaret O’Connell, flutist Lisa Hansen, and pianist Max Lifchitz.

The program will include works such as Lifchitz’s “Forget Me Not,” which explores themes of nature, loss, and joy through the poetry of 19th century American writer Lillian E. Curtis; Katrina Krimsky’s “Elise’s Dream,” and “Sarah Wallin-Huff’s “DodecaFunky.” Lifchitz will also perform the NY premiere of Harry Bulow’s “Mixed Motives,” written for solo piano.

“Mixed Jazz Motives” is sponsored by North/South Consonance Inc., which promotes modern American works, and is itself supported by the New York State Council on the Arts, as well as the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

The recital will be live streamed from the Scorca Hall in the National Opera Center and will be available to watch online for free.