Mezzo-Soprano Barbara Rearick and pianist Alan Johnson perform song cycles by Sir Richard Rodney Bennett, Ethan Greene, Julian Grant, Alberto Ginastera, Claude Debussy, and William Bolcom on Friday, December 18, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the Parish Hall at 12 West 11th Street. The recital will be followed by a reception with the artists. A $10 donation is suggested.
Barbara has sung with the orchestras of Houston, Baltimore, Hallé, and Berlin’s Rundfunk Sinfonieorchester (with whom she recorded Kurt Weill’s The Eternal Road). In 2011 she sang Mark Anthony Turnage’s Twice Through the Heart for the Chicago Symphony’s MusicNow series. She is a founding member of the Britten-Pears Ensemble, a London-based chamber group specializing in contemporary works. With the late Richard Rodney Bennett, she gave recitals at festivals and venues throughout the US and UK including Wigmore Hall and at the Aldeburgh Festival. She has also appeared on BBC World Service Radio, WQXR, and NPR and is on the voice faculty at Princeton University.