Recording of their concert on 10/15/21
Baltimore Lieder Weekend 2021, part 1
A Kaleidoscope of Black American Songs and Arias
Sponsored in part by The Hampsong Foundation and Free Fall Baltimore
More info at: baltimoreliederweekend.com
featuring Joelle Lamarre, soprano
with Daniel Schlosberg, piano
Composers to include E.E. Boykin, Anthony Davis, Adolphus Hailstork, Richard Thompson, Florence Price, Nkeiru Okoye, and many others
Joelle Lamarre is a pathbreaking soprano. She portrayed a lead role in George Lewis’s opera “Afterword” at the Ojai Festival, as well as in Ostrava and Hudderfield, to wide acclaim. She appeared in Chicago Opera Theater’s “emotionally riveting” world premiere of Dan Shore’s Freedom Ride, directed by Tazewell Thompson, and the Long Beach Oper’s world premiere of Anthony Davis’ Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, Central Park Five.
Joelle’s “must-see” performance of the powerful aria “I am Moses” from Nkeiru Okoye’s Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed That Line to Freedom, was a highlight of South Shore Opera Company of Chicago's 10th Anniversary Concert, recreating the role of Harriet Tubman, which she performed in the company’s 2016 production, directed by the legendary Chuck Smith. She serves as Artistic Advisor for the company.
In addition to performing across genres in theatre and opera, Joelle is a multi-faceted artist who pushes boundaries as a writer, music director and artistic advisor. Joelle is especially focused on The Violet Hour, which explores the career of acclaimed soprano Leontyne Price.
Daniel Schlosberg has appeared with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra as featured soloist and in numerous chamber music concerts. He has a passion for contemporary music, collaborating frequently with Eighth Blackbird and Third Coast Percussion. He also gave the world premiere of Augusta Read Thomas’s “Starlight Ribbons” for solo piano and the US premiere of Kaija Saariaho’s Calices for violin and piano. He has recorded for the Albany, Bridge, Centaur, New World, Nimbus, Jacaranda and Permelia labels. His latest solo release is “Gaul Me Maybe: French Baroque Keyboard Music.” In the art song realm, he was on staff at Ravinia’s Steans Institute vocal program and is the director of the annual Baltimore Lieder Weekend. He has been on faculty at the University of Notre Dame since 2005.
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October 15, 7:00 pm - Program 1
B.E. Boykin: Moments in Sonder, Part 1 (M. Angelou)
H. Leslie Adams: For You
Adolphus Hailstork: Ventriloquist Acts of God (E. Wise)
Florence Price: Night; Song to the Dark Virgin (L. Hughes)
Florence Price: Andante from Piano Sonata
Nkeiro Okoye: “I am Moses” from When I Crossed that Line to Freedom
October 17, 3:00 pm - Program 2
B.E. Boykin: Moments in Sonder, Part 2 (M. Angelou)
Anthony Davis: “Goddess of the Water” from Amistad
Richard Thompson: Songs of Passion
George Walker: Spektra, for piano solo
John Carter: Cantata