Brooklyn Art Song Society 2023-2024 Review: Circles I – Clara, Robert & Johannes

Photo Credit: Catherine Hancock Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) opened its 14th season with “Circles I: Clara, Robert & Johannes” on Friday, October 6th 2023 to an audience of engaged listeners and avid art song lovers. Artistic director Michael Brofman welcomed everyone and introduced Dean Whiteside of the Goethe-Institute for his pre-concert lecture pertaining to the intimate details behind some {…}

San Francisco Opera Announces ‘Opera Aficionado’ Online Discussions in November 2021

(Credits: San Francisco Opera) The San Francisco Opera’s Department of Diversity, Equity and Community has announced new “Opera Aficionado” online discussions in November 2021 on the topic of composers who did not compose an opera. San Francisco Opera Dramaturg Emeritus Kip Cranna will talk about German composer Johann Sebastian Bach, analyzing possible reasons why the famed German did not compose {…}

Mostly Mozart 2019 Festival Review: ‘A Little Night Music’ with Susanna Phillips & Myra Huang

(Credit: Kevin Yatarola) On July 30, 2019, Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart Festival took to the Kaplan Penthouse for a concert lit by candlelight, as part of their “A Little Night Music” concert series. This episode featured soprano Susanna Phillips, accompanied by pianist Myra Huang, the latter making her debut with the Mostly Mozart Festival. The evening’s program consisted of songs {…}

Q & A: Soprano Susanna Phillips On Her Career Path From Alabama to the Big Stage

Alabama-native, soprano Susanna Phillips will present an intimate evening of song on July 30, 2019 as part of the 2019 Mostly Mozart Festival. The recital will take place at the Stanley Kaplan Penthouse overlooking New York City and spotlights three female composers: Fanny Hensel, Alma Mahler, and Clara Schumann. Phillips’ appearance is part of the festival’s “A Little Night Music” series {…}