Nicholas Phan, tenor

Sunday, March 09, 2025 - 3:00 PM
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

This concert is part of the Brodsky Series. You can subscribe to this series, Build Your Own subscription, or purchase a Season Pass. Individual tickets go on sale August 1.

About This Performance

Tenor Nicholas Phan is well-known to PCMS audiences from Emerging Voices, our 2020 special project that explored themes of social connection and identity through art song. “An artist who must be heard” (NPR), Phan joins ECCO—the “exciting, conductorless band of strings” (The New Yorker) —for a performance of Britten’s surrealistic and evocative song cycle Les Illuminations, set to poems by Arthur Rimbaud. The program also features John Adams’s seminal Shaker Loops and William Grant Still’s Danzas de Panama, based on a collection of Panamanian folk tunes.

Dances, Visions, Rapture
Still: Danzas de Panama
Britten: Les Illuminations, Op. 18
Benn: Where Springs Not Fail
Adams: Shaker Loops

The Artist(s)

In 2001, a group of musicians – colleagues and friends from leading conservatories and music festivals across the country – collectively envisioned the creation of a democratically-run, selfconducted chamber orchestra that would thrive on the pure joy and camaraderie of classical music making. This organic approach and high level of passion and commitment resulted in ECCO,… Read More
Nicholas Phan
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Described by the Boston Globe as “one of the world’s most remarkable singers,” American tenor Nicholas Phan is increasingly recognized as an artist of distinction. An artist with an incredibly diverse repertoire that spans nearly 500 years of music, he performs regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and opera companies. Also an avid recitalist, in 2010 he co-founded the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago (CAIC) to promote art song and vocal chamber music,… Read More


ECCO | Benn: When Springs Not Fail
Nicholas Phan | Debussy: Green