The Takács Quartet, now entering its forty-second season, is renowned for the vitality of its interpretations. The New York Times recently lauded the ensemble for “revealing the familiar...
JOAQUIN TURINA Songs from Homenaje a Lope de Vega
JOHANNES BRAHMS Select songs
ANTONIN DVORAK Cigánské melodie, Op. 55
CHARLES IVES Select songs
JEAN SIBELIUS Select songs
About the Artist:
A young mezzo from Georgia is currently taking the world by storm, and her name is Jamie Barton. Sporting a nose ring and an ebullient smile, Barton summons a tone that has earned her comparisons to many of the mid-20th century greats—and indeed, the magnificent Marilyn Horne called a recent recital “one of the greatest I’ve ever heard.” Just this year she won the prestigious Richard Tucker Award, an honor conferred annually on a rising American star that places her in the lineage of Renée Fleming and Joyce DiDonato. But as her voice becomes a staple in large opera houses, we are thrilled to invite her into the more immediate and personal setting of Richardson Auditorium to ring in opening night of Princeton University Concerts’ 2016-2017 mainstage series! She brings us a program of late Romantic lieder, a wonderful showcase for her richly detailed instrument whichThe LosAngelesTimes calls “the darkly creamy lager that poured forth from altos of yore.”