Update: Stéphane Sénéchal & Mark Markham To Team Up At 2019 Spring Into Art Song Festival

By David Salazar

Update: Due to illness, Hamaoui withdrew from this concert. In her stead, tenor Stéphane Sénéchal has stepped in to perform alongside Markham for the May 17 concert. They will perform music of Fauré, Debussy, Duparc, Poulenc, Hahn, Gounod, and more. The original story follows. 

Pianist Mark Markham will be a featured artists at the 2019 Spring Into Art Song Festival.

He is set to showcase a masterclass on collaborative duos on May 17, followed by a recital alongside soprano Sandra Hamaoui.

The Master Class, will take place at the Manhattan School of Music and will place a focus on the art of the partnership.

The recital with Hamaoui is set for May 19, 2019 at MSM’s Greenfield Hall. The two will work together on music by Dupar, Faure, Debussy, Poulenc, and Charbrier.

Hamaoui performed in a new production of “Hansel and Gretel” at the Opernhaus Zürich in 2018-19, which had followed a stint as an ensemble member of the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 2017-18. During her time in Berlin, she performed roles in such operas as “Die Zauberflöte,” “L’Amour de Trois Oranges,” “La Traviata,” and the world premiere of “Frankenstein,” among others.