Rayanne Dupuis to Perform All-Bolcom Program At Baruch Performing Arts Center

By David Salazar
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The Baruch Performing Arts Center is set to present the U.S. premiere of William Bolcom’s “Poèmes libres des droits.”

The concert, which is set for March 24, 2020, will feature soprano Rayanne Dupuis alongside pianist Guy Livingston, who commissioned “Poèmes libres des droits.” The duo world premiered the piece in London and Paris as part of the composer’s 80th birthday celebration. The work features settings of poems from Guillaume Apollinaire’s “Alcools.”

Additionally, the program will include “Last Lousy Moments of Love,” “Amor,” “Toothbrush Time,” “Sonney 29,” “Sept. 1st, 1939,” and “The Poltergeist,” all written by Bolcom.

Dupuis is based in Paris and has been a featured soloist with such organizations as l’Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal under Kent Nagano, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Austin Lyric Opera, Edmonton Opera Association, and Opera Ontario, among others. This performance will mark her New York debut.