William Socolof to Perform at Merkin Hall at Kaufmann Music Center

By David Salazar
(Credit: Alexander Sargent)

Bass-baritone William Socolof is set to present a recital at Merkin Hall at Kaufmann Music Center on Dec. 9, 2021.

The showcase will feature a wide-range of unique repertory including Ibert’s “Quarte Chansons de Don Quichotte,” Robert Owens’ “Die Nacht” and “Morgendämmerung,” selections from Schubert’s “Schwanengesang,” Leaha Maria Villareal’s “Crossing the Rubicon,” Debussy’s “Trois Chansons de Bilitis,” selections from Joel Engel’s “Jewish Folksongs,” Mahler’s “Ulricht,” and Matthew Aucoin’s “Three Whitman songs.”

Socolof will be accompanied by pianist Gracie Francis.

The bass-baritone has performed with such organizations as the Marlboro Music Festival, the Boston Pops, the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Juilliard Chamber Orchestra, and the Tanglewood Music Center.

Francis was a répétiteur with New Zealand Opera and has worked with such youth organizations as Opera Factor and the Auckland Youth Choir.