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Baritone Jesse Blumberg & Pianist Martin Katz: Storytelling in Song
March 29 @ 7:30 pm
Baritone, Jesse Blumberg & Pianist, Martin Katz
Storytelling in Song
Wednesday, March 29th at 7:30 pm
What do you get when you combine two artists dubbed by The New York Times as “…a golden-toned baritone” and “…the gold standard of accompanists”? Another extraordinary collaboration between baritone Jesse Blumberg and pianist Martin Katz! Kerrytown Concert House is honored and delighted to welcome back these artists after far too long – this time, with a recital that explores themes of songwriting, singing, and music itself.
The recital will include works by Ivor Gurney, Gabriel Fauré, Florence Price, Hugo Wolf, Ben Moore, and Francis Poulenc, with two new works by contemporary composers Whitney George and Tom Cipullo – commissioned by the artists for this program.
Art Song in the intimate setting of Kerrytown Concert House is a special experience that is reminiscent of the 19th century style salon concert – a tradition which would have been entirely familiar to some of the composers you will hear in this concert. KCH’s Classical Salon Series offers a special opportunity to hear world-class artists such as these in a living room setting.
Please join us for what we know will be a compelling evening of music with two equally compelling world-class artists in KCH’s intimate and distinctive space!
KCH’s Classical Salon presentations are generously supported in part by Genre Underwriters, Maurice & Linda Binkow.
Martin Katz has been dubbed “the gold standard of accompanists” by The New York Times. His 45-year career has taken him to 5 continents, collaborating with the world’s most celebrated singers in recital and recording. Marilyn Horne, Frederica von Stade, Kathleen Battle, David Daniels, Karita Mattila, and Jose Carreras are among his regular partners, and he has recorded for RCA, CBS, BMG, EMI and Decca labels.
Katz is also active as a conductor and editor. He has led opera productions for San Francisco’s Merola program, the BBC, Tokyo’s NHK, as well as innumerable performances in Ann Arbor. His editions of baroque and bel canto operas have been performed in Houston, Ottawa, and at the Metropolitan Opera. At U-M for more than 3 decades, he has chaired the program in collaborative piano and coached vocal repertoire for singers and pianists alike. His students are working all over the world.
Now an author too, Mr. Katz’s first opus, The Complete Collaborator, has been published by Oxford University Press.