Laurie Rubin, mezzo soprano
Do You Dream In Color?
- $30 Assigned Rows 1-2
- $20 Assigned Rows 3-5
- $15 General Admission
- $5 Student
- Laurie Rubin, mezzo soprano
- Jennifer Taira, piano
Praised by the New York Times for her “compelling artistry,” mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin has presented concerts at London's Wigmore Hall, the Parco Auditorium della Musica in Rome, The Kennedy Center, the Lincoln Center and the White House, with the likes of conductor John Williams and opera star Frederica von Stade. She has performed numerous operatic roles with New York City Opera's Vox Festival and the Greenwich Music Festival. Her latest album, Do You Dream in Color?, is listed in the American Record Guide’s Best of 2012, and coincides with her memoir of the same name, inspired by her experience of being blind. The Huffington Post called "entrancing.” This year brings a North American book and concert tour, a performance at the International Human Rights Conference in Switzerland, and the Lucas Artist Residency Program’s Composers & Musicians Fellowship at the Montalvo Arts Center, where she will write and record her new album, The Girl I Am.
Mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin's voice, spirit and story captivate audiences like no other. New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini praised her “compelling artistry,” “communicative power,” and the “earthy, rich, and poignant qualities” of her voice. Her outstanding artistry was showcased recently at the AT&T Center Theater in Los Angeles, where LA Times critic Mark Swed described her voice as "darkly complex and mysteriously soulful.”
Ms. Rubin has performed numerous roles on the opera stage, including the leading role of Karen In Gordon Beeferman's, The Rat Land at New York City Opera's Vox Festival, as well as the role of Penelope in Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d'Ulysse in Patria and Elle in Poulenc's one-woman opera La Voix Humaine at the Greenwich Music Festival. In November 2013, she will perform the role of Mrs. Noye in Benjamin Britten's Noye's Fludde under the baton of Sam Wong.
Ms. Rubin has performed with the likes of conductor John Williams and opera star Frederica von Stade. An avid new music interpreter, she has collaborated with and premiered works by composers Bruce Adolphe, Noam Sivan, Gabriela Lena Frank, Keeril Makan, and Gordon Beeferman. She has presented concerts at London's Wigmore Hall, the Parco Auditorium della Musica in Rome, The Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, and the White House, among others, telling her unique story through music. Her newest album, Do You Dream In Color?, is listed in the American Record Guide’s Best of 2012, and coincides with her newly published memoir of the same name, which the Huffington post called "entrancing." Both book and album relay her experiences as a blind singer with great humor and emotion.
Ms. Rubin is co-founder and Associate Artistic Director of Ohana Arts, a performing arts festival and school in Hawaii. This year, she is embarks on an extensive North American concert tour, and will be a featured performer at the International Human Rights Conference in Lucerne, Switzerland. She is in the midst of a national book tour, and is a sought-after speaker at schools, corporations, churches, and synagogues to relay her book’s message of overcoming obstacles and pursuing dreams. Ms. Rubin is also taking part in the competitive Lucas Artist Residency Program’s Composers & Musicians Fellowship at the Montalvo Arts Center to write and record her new album, The Girl I Am with composer-producer Jennifer Taira.