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Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano, and Julius Drake, piano

Friday, March 22, 2019 - 7:30 PM (Add to calendar)

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  • Sarah Connolly - Ivor Gurney, Sleep


“If one proper definition of ‘diva’ is someone who exhibits unimpeachable musical authority, Sarah Connolly qualities in a big way” (Opera News). Her PCMS recital debut shows the English mezzo-soprano “at the peak of her career” (New York Times), a judgement underpinned by the penetrating spiritual insights and emotional power of her artistry.

Brahms: Sechs Lieder [Selection]
Wolf: Italienisches Liederbuch [Selection]
Roussel: Quatre Chansons
Debussy: Trois Chansons de Bilitis
Zemlinsky: Sechs Maeterlinck Lieder

Pre-concert lecture w/ Cori Ellison at 6:30 pm

This concert is supported by Grant Greapentrog.

Sarah Connolly, mezzo-soprano

Sarah Connolly studied piano and singing at the Royal College of Music, of which she is now a Fellow.  She was made a DBE in the 2017 Birthday Honours, having previously been made a CBE in the 2010 New Year’s Honours.  In 2011 she was honored by the Incorporated Society of Musicians and presented with.

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Julius Drake, piano

Pianist Julius Drake lives in London and specializes in the field of chamber music, working with many of the world’s leading artists both in recital and on disc. He appears at all the major music centers: in recent seasons concerts have taken him to the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Munich, Schubertiade, and Salzburg Music Festivals; to Carnegie Hall and.

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Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Address: 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  The Perelman Theater is part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located on the southwest corner of Broad and Spruce Streets in Center City Philadelphia. The smaller of the two concert halls in the Kimmel Center, the Perelman Theater is a 627-seat auditorium with seating on the plaza, plaza tier, first balcony, and second balcony levels.…more info