october, 2019

23oct12:15 pm- 1:00 pmKristina Bachrach, Soprano & Daniel Anastasio, Piano12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural CenterPrograms:Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

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Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Kristina Bachrach, soprano
Daniel Anastasio, piano

Versunken, D. 715 (11’) by Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828)
Nur wer die Sehnsucht kennt, D. 877/4
Der Jüngling an der Quelle, D. 300
Gretchen am Spinnrade, D. 118

Ariettes oubliées (16’) by Claude Debussy (1862 – 1918)

Recovered Voices – Music by composers suppressed or killed during the Holocaust (10’)
An Himmelfahrt by Viktor Ullmann (1898 – 1944)
Je ne t’aime pas by Kurt Weill (1900 – 1950)
Elend by Alexander von Zemlinsky (1871 – 1942)
Afrikanischer Tanz
by Alexander von Zemlinsky

Fresh off her Carnegie Hall debut, soprano Kristina Bachrach continues to distinguish herself as a dynamic artist, capable of tackling a vast array of repertoire. Earlier this season she made her Off-Broadway debut, co-starring in a 39-show run of Because I Could Not Stop: An Encounter with Emily Dickinson with the Ensemble for the Romantic Century. On the operatic stage, Ms. Bachrach’s roles include Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, Musetta in La Bohème, La Princesse in L’enfant et les sortilèges, and Clorinda in La Cenerentola, gracing the main stage with Opera Philadelphia, Nashville Opera, Opera Naples, and Gotham Chamber Opera among others. She’s also appeared in the New York premiere of To Be Sung by Pascal Dusapin with the Center of Contemporary Opera, and created the role of Lucinda in the world premiere of Dark Sisters by Nico Muhly. A concert veteran, Ms. Bachrach has been featured in over fifty recitals across the country.  Her training includes residencies with the Marlboro Music Festival, Tanglewood, Yellow Barn, and the Banff Centre. She is a Grand Prize winner of the Artist Presentation Society of St. Louis Competition, the Ziering Conlon International Art Song Competition, and American Prize in Vocal Performance.

A soloist, chamber musician, and educator based in San Antonio, Texas, Daniel Anastasio combines an intellectual curiosity with “technical prowess and emotional sensitivity” (Rivard Report). His performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 3, conducted by Leon Fleisher with the Ithaca College Chamber Orchestra, was “the highlight to everyone’s ears, if the full-house of standing ovation were any indication” (ECM reviews).

Anastasio was a concerto competition finalist at Stony Brook University and Juilliard, where he won the Mieczyslaw Munz Scholarship. He received fellowships to Music Academy of the West, Kneisel Hall, Tanglewood Music Center and Yellow Barn Music Festival. In addition to the piano quartet group Agarita, he is co-founder of Unheard-of//Ensemble and BLUEPRINTS piano series.

Anastasio received a Bachelor of Arts degree in music and philosophy at Cornell University, a Master of Music degree from Juilliard, and this past Spring his Doctor of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University under Gilbert Kalish and Christina Dahl. He is thrilled to be back in San Antonio as a faculty member at San Antonio College.


(Wednesday) 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST


Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center

78 E Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60605

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