Salon Concert I

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 - 7:30 pm
Stotesbury Mansion

Stotesbury Mansion

1923 Walnut Street Learn More

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About This Performance

Our first program at the Stotesbury Mansion offers an intimate experience akin to the “salon-style” events held in Europe in the early 20th century. While these English, French, and Spanish songs are laden with themes of love for one’s homeland, they also foreshadow the conflicted emotions of patriotism and the horror associated with World War I.

This concert is part of our Emerging Voices Project that explores national identity and social connection through art song.

Joélle Harvey, soprano; J’Nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Roderick Williams, baritone; Myra Huang, piano; Shannon McGinnis, piano

Vaughan WilliamsThe Sky Above the Roof
Stravinsky: Deux poèmes de Paul Verlaine
de Falla: Siete canciones populares
Tailleferre: Six chansons françaises
Granados: Elegia eterna
Obradors: Canciones clásicas Españolas
Sanderson: God be with our Boys Tonight
IvesThree Songs of the War
Butterworth: Songs [Sel.]
Browne: To Gratiana Dancing and Singing

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

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, 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
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


Emerging Voices: Art Song & Social Connection
Butterworth: Six Songs from 'A Shropshire Lad' (Excerpt) - BBC Proms 2014