Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Dawn Upshaw joins the San Francisco Symphony and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas tonight in an all-Bernstein program for Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala. After the program's premiere last week in San Francisco, the San Francisco Chronicle hailed Dawn's performance as "the high point," citing her "fizzy, funny and wonderfully evocative rendition" of the aria "What a Movie" from the opera Trouble in Tahiti. Tonight's performance, also featuring baritone Thomas Hampson, vocalist Christine Ebersole, and cellist Yo-Yo Ma, launches Bernstein: The Best of all Possible Worlds, the Hall's joint celebration, with the New York Philharmonic, of the 90th anniversary of the composer's birth.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Dawn Upshaw joins the San Francisco Symphony and conductor Michael Tilson Thomas tonight for the premiere of an all-Bernstein program that will make its way to Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala next week. On the program tonight at Davies Symphony Hall and continuing there Thursday and Friday nights are Symphonic Dances from West Side Story, Scenes from A Quiet Place, Meditation No. 1 from Mass, Danzón from Fancy Free, and songs from West Side Story, On the Town, Songfest, and Trouble in Tahiti, some of which were featured on the 1996 Nonesuch release Leonard Bernstein's New York.
Monday, September 8, 2008
Upshaw's Fall Season to Include New Yorker Festival Talk with Alex Ross; SF Symphony, Carnegie Hall Bernstein Programs
The New Yorker has just announced the schedule for the upcoming ninth run of its New Yorker Festival, and among this year's participants is Dawn Upshaw, who will speak with the magazine's classical music critic, Alex Ross, on October 4. The event is one of several high-profile engagements for Dawn this fall, including an all-Bernstein program with Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony next week in San Francisco and the following week in New York for Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala.