NEW YORK –– Juilliard’s Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts presents the Alice Tully Vocal Arts Recital with alumna Hyesang Park, soprano, and pianist Brian Zeger on Thursday, November 1, 2018, at 7:30pm in Alice Tully Hall. The program features songs by Clara Schumann, Gabriel Fauré, Reynaldo Hahn, Antonin Dvořák, Fernando J. Obradors, Max Reger, Claude Debussy, Xavier Montsalvatge, Joaquin Turina, and a set of Korean songs. (The complete program follows at the end of this press release.)
The concert is presented as Juilliard’s 21st Alice Tully Vocal Arts Recital, originally established with a gift from the Alice Tully Foundation to promote exceptionally talented Juilliard singers on the threshold of a professional career.
Tickets at $20 are available at juilliard.edu/calendar or at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office. Full-time students with a valid ID may purchase tickets for $10, only at the Alice Tully Hall Box Office.
Juilliard’s Ellen and James. S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts was established in 2010 by the generous support of Ellen and James S. Marcus.
About Hyesang Park
South Korean soprano Hyesang Park is attracting the attention of opera houses and concert presenters worldwide. In the 2018-2019 season, Park returns to the Glyndebourne Festival as Rosina in Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, and she makes her role and house debut as Musetta in Barrie Kosky’s new production of La bohème at the Komische Oper Berlin, as well as her debut with the Macau International Festival as Giannetta in L’elisir d’amore. In concert, she will make her Münchner Rundfunkorchester debut as Almira in Rossini’s Sigismondo and her Gyeonggi Philharmonic debut in a Mozart arias program led by Massimo Zanetti. Her recital appearances include debuts at Vocal Arts DC and Alice Tully Hall and in Daegu, South Korea.
Park began the 2017-2018 season in both her Bayerische Staatsoper and role debuts as Despina in Mozart’s Così fan tutte. As part of her final year in the Metropolitan Opera’s Lindemann Young Artist Development Program, she sang Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro and The Dew Fairy in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel. She also sang the soprano solo in Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem with the concert series at St. Thomas Church Fifth Avenue, under the leadership of music director Daniel Hyde and gave a recital with Ken Noda with the Friends of Chamber Music of Miami.
In 2017, Park graduated from Juilliard with an Artist Diploma in Opera Studies. The recipient of a Toulmin Foundation Scholarship, Park earned her master’s degree from Juilliard in 2015. She studied with Edith Bers and participated in master classes with Richard Bonynge, Marilyn Horne, Renée Fleming, Renata Scotto, Mariella Devia, and Luciana Serra.
About Brian Zeger
Widely recognized as one of today’s leading collaborative pianists, Brian Zeger has performed with many of the world’s greatest singers including Marilyn Horne, Deborah Voigt, Anna Netrebko, Susan Graham, René Pape, Dame Kiri Te Kanawa, Frederica von Stade, Piotr BeczaŁa, Bryn Terfel, Joyce DiDonato, Denyce Graves and Adrianne Pieczonka in an extensive concert career that has taken him to the premiere concert halls throughout the United States and abroad.
Among his recent recordings are All Who Wander, a recital disc with Jamie Barton; Preludios - Spanish songs with Isabel Leonard; a recording of Strauss and Wagner lieder with Adrianne Pieczonka; and Dear Theo: 3 Song Cycles by Ben Moore with Paul Appleby, Susanna Phillips and Brett Polegato, all for the Delos label. His latest recording is A Lost World - Schubert Songs and Duets with Susanna Phillips and Shenyang, released by Delos in September 2018.
In addition to his distinguished concert career, he serves as artistic director of the Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts at Juilliard and recently completed an eight year tenure as the executive director of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artists Development Program. (www.brianzeger.com)
About the Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts at Juilliard
One of America’s most prestigious programs for educating singers, Juilliard’s Ellen and James S. Marcus Institute for Vocal Arts offers young artists programs tailored to their talents and needs. From bachelor and master of music degrees to an advanced Artist Diploma in Opera Studies program, Juilliard provides frequent performance opportunities, featuring singers in its own recital halls, on Lincoln Center’s stages, and around New York City. Juilliard Opera has presented numerous premieres of new operas as well as works from the standard repertoire.
Juilliard graduates may be heard in opera houses and concert halls throughout the world; diverse alumni artists include well-known performers such as Leontyne Price, Renée Fleming, Risë Stevens, Tatiana Troyanos, Simon Estes, and Shirley Verrett. Recent alumni include Isabel Leonard, Susanna Phillips, Paul Appleby, Erin Morley, Sasha Cooke, and Julia Bullock.
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Thursday, November 1, 2018, 7:30pm, Alice Tully Hall
Alice Tully Vocal Arts Recital
Hyesang Park, soprano
Brian Zeger, piano
Clara Schumann (1819-1896)
Liebst du um Schönheit
Ich stand un dunklen Träumen
Das ist ein Tag
Die stille Lotosblume
Er ist gekommen
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Au board de l’eau
Clair de Lune
Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947)
Arr. Kyu-young Jin: Milyang Arirang
Dunam Cho: Bird Song
Wonju Lee (b. 1979): Loom Song
Antonin Dvořák (1841-1904): Songs My Mother Taught Me
Fernando J. Obradors (1897-1945): Con amores la mi madre
Max Reger (1873-1916): Maria Wiegenlied
Claude Debussy (1862-1918): Nuit d’étoiles
Xavier Montsalvatge (1912-2002): Canción de cuna para dormir
Joaquin Turina (1882-1949): Poema en forma de canciones
Dedicatoria, Nunca olvida, Cantares, Los dos miedos, Las locas por amor
Performance time: approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes, including one intermission.