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January 08, 2015

Art of the Song recital series returns to Lincoln Center this February

Great Performers

DATE: January 7, 2015


Marian Skokan, 212-875-5386

[email protected]




Art of the Song Offers Recitals by Matthew Polenzani,

Anna Caterina Antonacci, Sarah Connolly, and Simon Keenlyside


Great Voices on Film Explores Music of Handel and Kurt Weill; Le Jardin des Voix

offers Spring Concert


After a season’s hiatus, the popular and critically-acclaimed Art of the Song series returns to Alice Tully with recitals by four luminous vocal artists.  Opening the series on February 4, 2015 is American tenor Matthew Polenzani singing works by Beethoven, Liszt, Satie and Barber, joined by Julius Drake, piano.  Following acclaimed appearances in Art of the Song (2012) and the White Light Festival in 2013, soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci returns, joined by pianist Donald Sulzen, in an all French program highlighted by Poulenc’s La voix humaine, on March 5.  English mezzo-soprano Sarah Connolly sings Mahler’s Rückert-Lieder and works of Schubert, Elgar and Copland in her recital, with pianist Joseph Middleton, on April 12.  Concluding the series on April 29, English baritone Simon Keenlyside is joined by pianist Emanuel Ax for a program of vocal and piano works by Ravel and Fauré. Launched in the 1986−1987 season, Art of the Song has presented the U.S. and local debuts of an array of stellar vocalists, including Renée Fleming, Susan Graham, Stephanie Blythe, Cecelia Bartoli, and Christoph Prégardien.


A focus on the vocal arts continues this spring with Great Voices on Film, presented in association with the Film Society of Lincoln Center and Classifilms.  Screenings at the Walter Reade Theater take place in March and April.  Programs 1 and 2 (March 2 and March 4) feature Handel operas.  Programs 3 and 4 (both on April 1) explore the music of Kurt Weill. 


William Christie and Les Arts Florissants return to Alice Tully Hall on April 23 to showcase the latest crop of talented young singers from Le Jardin des Voix in works by Handel, Vivaldi, Haydn, Mozart, Banchieri, Stradella, Wert, Porpora, and Cimarosa.


Tickets for the concerts and film screenings are available via CenterCharge, 212-721-6500, at and at the Alice Tully and Avery Fisher Hall Box Offices, Broadway at 65th Street.


BNY Mellon is a Proud Sponsor of Great Performers.


For more details about the artists, please visit the following websites:


Matthew Polenzani:

Anna Caterina Antonacci:

Sarah Connolly:

Simon Keenlyside:

Le Jardin des Voix, Les Arts Florissants, William Christie:


BNY Mellon is a Proud Sponsor of Great Performers.


Support is provided by Rita E. and Gustave M. Hauser, The Florence Gould Foundation, Audrey Love Charitable Foundation, Great Performers Circle, Chairman’s Council, and Friends of Lincoln Center.


Public support is provided by the New York State Council on the Arts.


Endowment support for Symphonic Masters is provided by the Leon Levy Fund.


Endowment support is also provided by UBS.


MetLife is the National Sponsor of Lincoln Center


Movado is an Official Sponsor of Lincoln Center


United Airlines is the Official Airline of Lincoln Center


WABC-TV is the Official Broadcast Partner of Lincoln Center

William Hill Estate Winery is the Official Wine of Lincoln Center.


Great Performers is a presentation of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) which serves three primary roles: presenter of artistic programming, national leader in arts and education and community relations, and manager of the Lincoln Center campus. A presenter of more than 3,000 free and ticketed events, performances, tours, and educational activities annually, LCPA offers 15 series, festivals, and programs including American Songbook, Avery Fisher Artist Program, Great Performers, Lincoln Center Books, Lincoln Center Festival, Lincoln Center Out of Doors, Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project, Midsummer Night Swing, Martin E. Segal Awards, Meet the Artist, Mostly Mozart Festival, Target Free Thursdays, and the White Light Festival, as well as the Emmy Award-winning Live From Lincoln Center, which airs nationally on PBS. As manager of the Lincoln Center campus, LCPA provides support and services for the Lincoln Center complex and the 11 resident organizations.  In addition, LCPA led a $1.2 billion campus renovation, completed in October 2012. 

Programs and artists subject to change.


Lincoln Center Great Performers presents


Art of the Song

Wednesday, February 4, 2015 at 7:30                                                                                                   

Alice Tully Hall, Broadway at 65th Street

Matthew Polenzani, tenor

Julius Drake, piano

Beethoven:                                Adelaide, Op.46

Liszt:                                        Der Glückliche, K.334

Liszt:                                        Wie singt die Lerche schön, K.312

Liszt:                                        Die stille Wasserrose, K.321

Liszt:                                        Im Rhein, im schönen Strome, K.272

Liszt:                                        Es rauschen die Winde, K.294

Liszt:                                        S’il est un charmant gazon, K.284

Liszt:                                        Enfant, si j’étais roi, K.283

Liszt:                                        Comment, disaient-ils, K.276

Liszt:                                        Oh! quand je dors, K.282

Satie:                                        La statue de bronze

Satie:                                        Daphénéo

Satie:                                        Le chapelier

Ravel:                                       Cinq mélodies populaires grecques

Barber:                                      Hermit Songs, Op. 29


Art of the Song

Thursday, March 5, 2015 at 7:30                                                                                                          

Alice Tully Hall, Broadway at 65th Street

Pre-concert lecture by Cori Ellison at 6:15, Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Rose Building, 10th Floor, 165 West 65th Street

Anna Caterina Antonacci, soprano

Donald Sulzen, piano

Berlioz:                                     La mort d’Ophélie, Op. 18, No. 2

Debussy:                                  Chansons de Bilitis

Duparc:                                     La vie antérieure

Poulenc:                                   La fraîcheur et le feu

Ravel:                                       Kaddisch


Poulenc:                                   La voix humaine


Art of the Song

Sunday, April 12, 2015 at 5:00

Alice Tully Hall, Broadway at 65th Street

Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano

Joseph Middleton, piano

Schubert:                                  Ellens Gesang I, D.837

Schubert:                                  Ellens Gesang II, D.838

Schubert:                                  Ellens Gesang III, D.839

Mahler:                                     Rückert-Lieder

Elgar:                                        Sea Pictures, Op. 37

Copland:                                   Selections from Poems of Emily Dickinson

                                                            Nature, the gentlest mother

                                                            There came a wind like a bugle

                                                            The world feels dusty

                                                            Heart, we will forget him

                                                            Going to Heaven!


Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 7:30                                                                                                          

Alice Tully Hall, Broadway at 65th Street

Pre-concert discussion at 6:15, Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse, Rose Building, 10th Fl, 165 West 65th Street

Les Arts Florissants

Le Jardin des Voix

William Christie, conductor

Lucía Martín Cartón, soprano

Lea Desandre, mezzo-soprano

Carlo Vistoli, countertenor

Nicholas Scott, tenor

Renato Dolcini, baritone

John Taylor Ward, bass

Banchieri:                              Già che ridotti siamo, from Il zabaione musicale: inventione boscareccia, et primo libro di madrigali

Stradella:                                Sinfonia [Lento], from Amanti, olà! (L’accademia d’Amore)       

Vecchi:                                   L’humore musicale, from Le veglie di Siena

Stradella:                                Excerpts from Amanti, olà! (L’accademia d’Amore)

Handel:                                   Ah Stigie larve! Ah scellerati spettri, from Orlando, HWV 31

Wert:                                      Queste non son più lagrime, from Il quinto libro de madrigali

Vivaldi:                                   Ah sleale, ah spergiura, from Orlando furioso, RV Anh.84

Vivaldi:                                   Gelosia, tu già rendi l’alma mia, from Ottone in villa, RV 729

Vivaldi:                                   Care pupille, from La virtù trionfante dell’amore, e dell’odio, overo Il Tigrane, RV 740

Stradella:                                Excerpts from Amanti, olà! (L’accademia d’Amore)


Cimarosa:                              Vé che matta maledetta, from L’impresario in angustie

Haydn:                                   Excerpts from La canterina, Hob. XXVIII:2

Sarro:                                     Excerpts from L’impresario delle Canarie

Mozart:                                  Un bacio di mano, K.541

Haydn:                                   Scellerata! mancatrice! traditrice!, from La canterina, Hob. XXVIII:2

Porpora:                                 Oh se fosse il mio core

Haydn:                                   Son confuso e stupefatto, from Orlando paladino, Hob. XXVIII:11


Art of the Song

Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 7:30                                                                                 

Alice Tully Hall, Broadway at 65th Street

Simon Keenlyside, baritone

Emanuel Ax, piano

Duparc:                                     Phidylé

Duparc:                                     Le manoir de Rosemonde

Duparc:                                     Chanson triste

Debussy:                                  Nuit d’étoiles

Debussy:                                  Romance: Voici que le printemps

Debussy:                                  Beau soir

Debussy:                                  Les angélus

Debussy:                                  Mandoline

Poulenc:                                   Le travail du peintre


Fauré:                                       Mandoline, from Cinq mélodies de Venise, Op. 58

Fauré:                                       En sourdine, from Cinq mélodies de Venise, Op. 58

Fauré:                                       Green, from Cinq mélodies de Venise, Op. 58

Fauré:                                       Aubade, Op. 6

Fauré:                                       Madrigal, Op. 57

Fauré:                                       Le papillon et la fleur, Op. 1

Ravel:                                       Histoires naturelles



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