• Jakub Józef Orliński and Michał Biel

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Recital

Jakub Józef Orliński, countertenor
Michał Biel, piano

FUX Non t’amo per il ciel
PURCELL Music for a while
Fairest Isle
Cold song
Strike the viol
CZYŻ Pożegnania
Kochałem Panią
Na wzgórzach Gruzji
Ostatni raz
PURCELL Your awful voice I hear
PURCELL If music be the food of love
KARŁOWICZ Nie płacz nade mną
Z Erotyków
Mów do mnie jeszcze
Śpi w blaskach
Przed nocą wieczną
Na spokojnym, ciemnym morzu
W wieczorną cieszę
Smutną jest dusza moja
Skąd pierwsze gwiazdy
Czasem gdy długo na pół sennie marze
Zaczarowana królewna
MONIUSZKO Łza
Prząśniczka
HANDEL Alleluja, Amen

ENCORES:
NICOLAS FAGO Alla gente a Dio diletta
PURCELL Strike the viol (repeat)
VIVALDI Vedro con mio diletto from Il Giustino

Part of what makes Jakub Józef Orliński riveting as a performer is how he embodies contradictions—he’s a countertenor, but often prefers to linger in the rich lower part of his range; his comportment speaks to his well-documented skill off-stage in the hyperphysical world of pro breakdancing, yet he sings ethereally, like an angel without corporeal form. Orliński is praised for bringing vitality and sensuality to centuries-old music, and has enjoyed mining the countertenor repertoire for unrecorded, little-known gems. 

Joined by his one-time Juilliard dormmate and frequent collaborator, the Polish pianist Michał Biel, Orliński performs a wide-ranging program featuring works by Handel and Purcell, and a wonderful selection of Polish songs by such esteemed composers as Henryk Czyż, Mieczysław Karłowicz, and Stanisław Moniuszko. 

“Orliński’s voice is warm and bright, almost clarinet-like in timbre. Exceptional breath control allows him to spin out tensile, buoyant phrases. He swoops across wide intervals with little sense of a break between registers…his feeling for the music was profound” (The New Yorker).

Major Support: The Koret Foundation
Patron Sponsor: Patrick McCabe

Mar 13, 2022, 3pm
Add to Calendar 03/13/2022 03:00 pm 03/13/2022 04:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Jakub Józef Orliński, countertenor; Michał Biel, piano https://calperformances.org/events/2021-22/recital/jakub-jozef-orlinski-michal-biel-2122/ Hertz Hall
Tickets start at $68

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Mar 13, 2022, 3pm
Add to Calendar 03/13/2022 03:00 pm 03/13/2022 04:30 pm America/Los_Angeles Jakub Józef Orliński, countertenor; Michał Biel, piano https://calperformances.org/events/2021-22/recital/jakub-jozef-orlinski-michal-biel-2122/ Hertz Hall
Tickets start at $68
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