Koret Recital Series
Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano
Malcolm Martineau, piano
March 1, 2015
One of the foremost opera stars of our time, Graham is a rare presence in intimate recital venues. With a broad range of repertoire that spans centuries, Graham is especially renowned for her interpretations of French vocal music. Hers is a "clean yet creamy voice" (New York Times), honed through countless appearances on the world's grandest opera stages.
Education & Community Event:
Master class for Piano and Vocal Pairs with Malcolm Martineau
Sat, Feb 28, 4–6 pm
Malcolm Martineau is piano accompanist to the world's top vocalists, in Berkeley this week to perform with mezzo-soprano Susan Graham. As he has done in seasons past, he will teach a master class UC Berkeley students in the Department of Music. The public is invited to attend. Please enter at the west door to Hertz Hall.
Musicians and Repertoire:
Debussy, "Le tombeau des naiades"
Erin Alford, soprano
Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Max Epstein-Shafir, tenor
Daniel Guo, piano
Ravel, "Là-bas, vers l'église," (sung in Greek) Cinq mélodies populaires grecques
Markayla Stroubakis, mezzo soprano
Theodora Serbanescu-Martin, piano
Berlioz, "Villanelle" from Les nuits d’été
Rita Barakat, mezzo soprano
Arthur Zhang, piano
Major support for public programs provided by Bank of America.
Program notes are available online. [PDF]
UC Berkeley's Hertz Hall, the intimate and inviting concert venue at the heart of the campus, will be home this season to some of Cal Performances' most unforgettable musical experiences. Combining exciting repertoire and exquisite performances by some of today's most acclaimed musicians, Hertz Hall is the perfect setting to enjoy sublime music-making.