At Le Petit Salon de Musique on Sunday, November 11, at 2:00 p.m., Welsh-American soprano Rachel Schutz will use her remarkable vocal skills to express the diversity of voices, perspectives, and cultures represented in the vast repertoire of American vocal music.
Schutz has been hailed for her “diamantine high notes… and giddily delirious coloratura.” She is active both in the opera house and on the concert stage, having sung extensively around the United States, Asia and Europe. Her appearances have included Carnegie Hall's Stern, Weill and Zankel Halls, the Ravinia Festival, the Ojai Festival, the Tanglewood Music Center, with the Hawai'i and Riverside Symphony Orchestras, the Dame Myra Hess Concert Series, and the Boston Pops Orchestra. She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from Stony Brook University, and is member of the voice faculty at Ithaca College.
Rachel will be accompanied by acclaimed pianist Hsin-Chiao Liao. Admired for her stirring yet cordial touch, Hsin-Chiao Liao is one of today’s foremost rising artists.
The recital they bring to Le Petit Salon de Musique will be a celebration of American vocal music in its many forms and styles. Ms. Schutz will explore the beginnings of American vocal literature with pioneers such as Stephen Foster, make her way through early 20th century greats such as Ives, Amy Beach, and Harry Burleigh, tell stories of immigrants arriving at Ellis Island through Alan Smith's stirring "Vignettes: Ellis Island", and celebrate America's immigrant composers such as Rachmaninoff, Kurt Weill, and Arnold Schoenberg.
Le Petit Salon de Musique welcomes our audience to join Rachel Schutz as she journeys through time, space, and identity to uncover diverse and compelling American stories.
For a full listing of this season's performances and tickets, click here.