(Credits: Seattle Symphony official website / College of Fine Arts, University of Kentucky official website)
American-Canadian tenor Zach Finkelstein has announced the release of his third album.
The recording will be produced in a collaboration with the famed guitarist Dieter Hennings Yeoman and is slated for release in fall of 2021.
Composers Felix Jarrar, Kamala Sankaram, Rene Orth, Daniel Pesca, and Jonathan Woody will write new works for tenor and guitar, which will be featured in the new album. Finkelstein also previously collaborated with composer Lori Laitman in order to arrange her song “The Apple Orchard” for tenor.
Finkelstein is famed for his interpretations of the works by Bach, Handel, Haydn, and Mozart, among others. He has performed Handel’s oratorio “Messiah” with the Virginia Symphony, the Florida Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic, and the Winnipeg Symphony, among others. Finkelstein has also performed the role of Damon in Handel’s “Acis and Galatea,” and the role of Mambre in Rossini’s “Mosè in Egitto” at the New York City Opera.
Dieter Hennings Yeomans has been a soloist with Canada’s New Music Concerts Ensemble, the Tito Sccipa Orchestra of Lecce, Italy, Eastman BroadBand Ensemble, Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de la Universidad de Guanajuato, Orquesta Filarmónica de Sonora, the University of Arizona Philharmonia, the Orquesta Filarmonica de Monterrey, among others. Hennings Yeomans is the Associate Professor of Music at the University of Kentucky.
Finkelstein and Hennings Yeomans’ second album “Dark is Yonder Town” was released on digital platforms on August 31, 2020. The album features a composition by Jesse Jones, a new arrangement from Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon’s opera “Comala,” and various guitar arrangements of folk songs by Britten and Dowland.