New Voices: Paris of the Belle Époque

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 7:30 pm
Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street Learn More

$30.00 per ticket

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About This Performance

Our initial Emerging Voices program begins in fin-de-siècle Paris where a uniquely French aesthetic blossomed in the ubiquitous salon concerts of that era. In this environment of cultural exchange between artists, the oeuvre of composers like Debussy and Fauré swelled with mélodies—the French equivalent of the German Lieder.

This concert is part of our Emerging Voices Project that explores national identity and social connection through art song. Learn more about the inspirations behind New Voices in the video preview below.

Joélle Harvey, soprano; J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Roderick Williams, baritone; Jasper Quartet; Tony Flynt, double bass; Myra Huang, piano; Shannon McGinnis, piano

N. BoulangerVersailles
Hahn: Songs [Sel.]
Nicolas BacriDe La Douceur World Premiere/PCMS Commission
DebussyAriettes oubliées
N. Boulanger: Songs [Sel.]
FauréLa bonne chanson

Major support for Emerging Voices has been provided by The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage — with additional support from Grant Greapentrog, Constance & Michael Cone, Vincent Tseng & Geoffrey Mainland, and the Presser Foundation.

The Artist(s)

Joelle Harvey
Joélle Harvey, soprano
A native of Bolivar, New York, soprano Joélle Harvey has quickly established herself as a noted interpreter of a broad range of repertoire, specializing in Handel, Mozart, and new music. She is the recipient of a 2011 First Prize Award from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, a 2009 Sara Tucker Study Grant from the Richard Tucker Foundation,… Read More
J'Nai Bridges
J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
Known for her “rich, dark, exciting sound” (Opera News), American mezzo-soprano J’Nai Bridges is quickly becoming one of the most sought-after talents of her generation. Bridges started the 2018-19 season as the featured soloist in the “Still We Rise: A Spirituals Celebration” recital at Charleston’s Gaillard Center, and she showcased her concert repertoire with her Carnegie Hall Solo Recital debut alongside pianist Mark Markham,… 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. Praised for his keen intelligence, captivating stage presence and natural musicianship, he performs regularly with the world’s leading orchestras and opera companies.… Read More
Roderick Williams
Roderick Williams, baritone
Roderick Williams performs a wide repertoire, from baroque to contemporary music, in the opera house, on the concert platform and in recital. He won the Singer of the Year Award in the 2016 Royal Philharmonic Society Awards and was awarded the OBE for services to music in June 2017. He works regularly with all of the major UK opera houses and is also an accomplished recitalist.… Read More
Jasper Quartet
Winner of the prestigious CMA Cleveland Quartet Award, Philadelphia's Jasper String Quartet is the Professional Quartet in Residence at Temple University's Center for Gifted Young Musicians and the Founder and Artistic Director of Jasper Chamber Concerts. The Quartet launched their inaugural season of Jasper Chamber Concerts in 2016, a series in Philadelphia devoted to world class performances of masterworks from around the world and Philadelphia,… Read More
Myra Huang
Myra Huang, piano
Acclaimed by Opera News as being “among the top accompanists of her generation,” pianist Myra Huang regularly performs in recitals and chamber music concerts around the world. In addition to many chamber music concerts and recitals at the Palau De Les Arts in Valencia, Spain, she recently performed recitals at Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall,… Read More
Shannon McGinnis
Shannon McGinnis, piano
Pianist Shannon McGinnis has been recognized for her skilled performances and solid support in partnerships with some of the brightest stars in the classical vocal music world. Recent highlights include appearances with soprano Kiera Duffy, as part the Collaborative Works Festival; tenor Nicholas Phan, on a live broadcast for WFMT’s “Impromptu” series; soprano Deborah Voigt,… Read More
Tony Flynt, double bass
Tony Flynt is Principal Bass of the Canadian Opera Company in Toronto.  He has appeared as guest Principal with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Bard Music Festival, American Symphony Orchestra, and as a guest with the bass sections of the San Diego, Houston, and Boston Symphony Orchestras. A chamber music enthusiast, Tony has been presented by the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society,… Read More


Emerging Voices: Nicholas Phan sings Debussy's "Chevaux de bois"
Emerging Voices: Nicholas Phan sings Debussy's "Green"
Pre-Concert Lecture

With Cori Ellison at 6:30 pm