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April 23, 2018

Soloman Howard to Replace Davóne Tines in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Sunday, April 29 at 3 pm in David Geffen Hall

Lincoln Center




NEW YORK, NY (April 23, 2018) — Acclaimed bass Soloman Howard will join conductor Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic in a performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony presented by Lincoln Center’s Great Performers series on April 29, 2018, at 3 pm in David Geffen Hall. He will replace Davóne Tines, who withdrew due to illness.


Howard is a recent graduate of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program and has been featured at the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, Santa Fe Opera, and many others. Along with Howard, the featured soloists in the Ninth Symphony are soprano Julianna Di Giacomo, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano, and tenor Michael König. The featured choir is the Concert Chorale of New York, led by James Bagwell.


The full program follows.


Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 3:00 pm                                                                                                              

David Geffen Hall

Los Angeles Philharmonic

Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

John Holiday, countertenor

Julianna Di Giacomo, soprano

Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano

Michael König, tenor

Soloman Howard, bass

Concert Chorale of New York

James Bagwell, choral director


Bernstein:                                 Chichester Psalms

Beethoven:                                Symphony No. 9 in D minor, Op. 125


About Soloman Howard

A recent graduate of Washington National Opera’s Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program, a program of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Soloman Howard garners high praise from the press for his vivid performances on the great opera and concert stages of the world. The bass’s voice is described as “sonorous” by The New York Times, “superhuman” by The Denver Post, and “a triumph” by The Guardian. Howard’s 2017/18 season features leading international opera house debuts on three continents: he sings Timur in Turandot for San Francisco Opera conducted by Music Director Nicola Luisotti; the King in Aida at the Teatro Real; and Commendatore in Don Giovanni for the Teatro Municipal de Santiago, Chile. Other notable opera performances of the season include Aida at the Washington National Opera in a production by Francesca Zambello, Rigoletto at North Carolina Opera, and Madama Butterfly at Santa Fe Opera. In concert, the bass sings his first Hunding in Die Walküre at the Miami Music Festival and joins Christian Arming and the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and chorus of the Vienna State Opera on tour in Asia for performances of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony.


Notable performances in the recent past include a return to the Metropolitan Opera for Aida conducted by Marco Armiliato and Daniele Rustioni; La Traviata at the Los Angeles Opera under James Conlon; and The Magic Flute and Macbeth at the Glimmerglass Festival. At Washington National Opera, he was heralded for the roles of Frederick Douglass and Martin Luther King, Jr. in the world premiere of the revised edition of Philip Glass’s Appomattox in a production by Tazwell Thompson.



For more information, please contact:
Amanda Angel
[email protected]



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