Two major performances presented by Vanderbilt’s Blair School of Music are set for next week.
Michel Dalberto, one of the most important French pianists of his generation, performs Monday, March 14, at 8 p.m. in Ingram Hall. Known especially for his interpretations of Mozart and Schubert, Dalberto is also passionate about Liszt, Fauré, Ravel, Brahms and Debussy. He won the Clara Haskil Competition when he was just 20, and the Leeds Competition three years later. He is the only living pianist to record the entire piano repertoire of Schubert, and has collaborated with such singers as Jessye Norman, both in concert and on recordings.
Dalberto also will conduct a master class with Blair piano majors at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall. Participation in the class is limited to Blair piano majors by audition, but the public is welcome to attend and observe. Dalberto’s appearance is presented with gratitude to Mark Dalton for his generous support of the Blair School.
Lawrence Brownlee, one of the world’s preeminent bel canto tenors who has captivated audiences and critics around the world, performs Wednesday, March 16, at 8 p.m. in Ingram Hall. He will be accompanied on piano by Laura Ward.
Brownlee’s voice, praised by NPR as “an instrument of great beauty and expression … perfectly suited to the early 19th-century operas of Rossini and Donizetti,” has brought him to the top of the opera world, ushering in “a new golden age in high male voices,” writes The New York Times. His most recent recording of Virtuoso Rossini Arias was nominated for a Grammy, and prompted New Yorker critic Alex Ross to ask, “Is there a finer Rossini tenor than Lawrence Brownlee?”
Brownlee also will conduct a master class with Blair voice majors from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, March 17, in Steve & Judy Turner Recital Hall. Participation in the class is limited to Blair performance majors by audition, but the public is welcome to attend and observe. Sponsored by the Mary Cortner Ragland Master Series Fund, Brownlee’s appearance is presented with gratitude to the parents of a Blair School student for their generous support.
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