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- Monday, May 13, 2013
Music from Donnacha Dennehy's Nonesuch Album "Grá agus Bás" to Receive US, NY Premieres at Kennedy Center, Carnegie Hall
The music of Donnacha Dennehy's 2011 Nonesuch debut album Grá agus Bás, which NPR called "a revelation," will be performed by the artists featured on the album—Crash Ensemble led by conductor Alan Pierson with vocalists Iarla O’Lionáird on the title piece and Dawn Upshaw on the song cycle That the Night Come—at The Kennedy Center this Tuesday and in Carnegie Hall's Zankel Hall on Friday. The concerts mark the US and New York premieres of That the Night Come.
- Friday, August 10, 2012
Dawn Upshaw has been named one of five honorees to receive the 2012 Opera News Awards, which will be presented at a gala ceremony in New York City on April 21, 2013, to benefit the education programs of the Metropolitan Opera Guild. “Dawn Upshaw represents the highest ideals of pristine musicianship, intellectual curiosity, and artistic integrity," says Opera News. She spoke with CBC Music about the award and more, including her Nonesuch recording of Górecki's Symphony No. 3, which celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.
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1989 Grammy Award Winner
This Nonesuch debut, featuring Samuel Barber's title piece, garnered Upshaw a Grammy for Best Classical Vocal Soloist Performance. "If you want just one recording of Knoxville," says Gramophone, "it should be Upshaw's. In no other version is the intimacy of Barber's music so poignantly conveyed." The Washington Post called Knoxville “dreamily evocative” and declared Upshaw “one of the most impressive young singers on the American scene.”