Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano
Marlène Ngalissamy, bassoon
Ryan McCullough, piano

Tuesday, November 08, 2022 - 7:30 pm
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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$25.00 per ticket

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About This Performance

The Alexander Schneider Concert

Noted for her dramatic and musically stunning performances, soprano Lucy Fitz Gibbon returns to PCMS with Marlène Ngalissamy, a bassoonist whose “style is effortless” (Opus One Review). Their program features Chabrier’s gorgeous L’Invitation au Voyage and Cinco peças para canto e fagote by Brazilian composer Francisco Mignone, the “king of the waltz.”

Chabrier: L’Invitation au Voyage
Maddison: Cinq mélodies
Grovlez: Sicilienne et Allegro Giocoso
Ortiz: Selection of Songs
Mignone: Cinco peças para canto e fagote

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The Artist(s)

Lucy Fitz Gibbon
Lucy Fitz Gibbon, soprano
Noted for her “dazzling, virtuoso singing” (Boston Globe), Lucy Fitz Gibbon is a dynamic musician whose repertoire spans the Renaissance to the present. She believes that creating new works and recreating those lost in centuries past makes room for the multiplicity and diversity of voices integral to classical music’s future. As such,… Read More
Marlene Ngalissamy
Marlène Ngalissamy, bassoon
Born in Moscow, Marlène Ngalissamy moved to Canada at the age of 10 and began learning the bassoon three years later. She quickly developed a deep passion for the instrument and was accepted at the Montreal Conservatory of Music in the class of Mathieu Harel. Winner of the first prize in the Canadian Music Competition (2012),… Read More
Ryan McCullough
Ryan McCullough, piano
Born in Boston and raised behind the Redwood Curtain of northern California, pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough has developed a diverse career as soloist, vocal and instrumental collaborator, composer, recording artist, and pedagogue. Ryan’s music-making encompasses work with historical keyboards, electro-acoustic tools and instruments, and close collaborations with some of today’s foremost composers. In a performance of Chopin “his virtuosity was evident and understated,… Read More


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