Fleur Barron, mezzo
Julius Drake, piano
Thapelo Masita, cello

Friday, February 12, 2021 - 6:00 PM
American Philosophical Society

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall,
427 Chestnut Street
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In-person tickets are not available for this performance. Please join us via livestream.

About This Performance

Note: This concert replaces the originally scheduled program with Fleur Barron and Eric Owens.

Lauded as a “charismatic star” by the Boston Globe, Fleur Barron makes her PCMS debut with a pianist near and dear to the Society in Julius Drake. The British-Singaporean mezzo has put together an evening of songs that speak to her and her heritage in a very personal way and that concludes with a special guest artist collaboration. Cellist Thapelo Masita is completing his studies at Juilliard and appears as part of MOMENTUM: Our Future, Now, an initiative driven by leading international artists supporting younger professional colleagues in the first substantial phase of their career.

On Dreams, Homeland and Childhood
Berg/Brahms: Six Lieder [Sel.]
MussorgskyThe Nursery
C. YiBright Moonlight
IvesMy Native Land
IvesLike a Sick Eagle
Chinese folksong: Northeast Lullaby
F. ManLullaby for Mezzo, Cello, & Piano
BorodinThree Songs for Voice, Cello, & Piano

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Special thanks to Susan Giesecke Bloom, MD and A. Charles Winkelman, MD, and to The Presser Foundation, for their support of our livestream programming.

The Artist(s)

Fleur Barron
Fleur Barron, mezzo-soprano
Hailed as a “charismatic star” by the Boston Globe and as a "knockout performer" by The Times, British-Singaporean mezzo Fleur Barron is a 2018 HSBC Laureate of the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence and is mentored by Barbara Hannigan.​ Her 2019-2020 season featured significant role and house debuts, including Ottavia in Monteverdi's L'Incoronazione di Poppea at the Aix-en-Provence Festival,… Read More
Julius Drake, piano
The “collaborative pianist nonpareil” (The New Yorker), 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. Mr. Drake’s passionate interest in song has led to invitations to devise song series for Wigmore Hall, London,… Read More
Thapelo Masita
Thapelo Masita, cello
Thapelo Masita uses his music to help further the arts in his home country of South Africa. He earned a Bachelor of Music in cello performance from the Eastman School of Music in Spring 2017 and is currently in a Master of Music degree program at the Juilliard School in New York City. His passion for the community has led him to a fellowship in the Music Advancement Program,… Read More


Fleur Barron sings Handel's "Where Shall I Fly?"