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Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano; Nathan Hughes, oboe; Rafael Figueroa, cello; Ken Noda, piano

Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 3:00 PM

American Philosophical Society

Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

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Winner of the 2012 Richard Tucker Career Grant, mezzo-soprano Jennifer Johnson Cano is recognized for her naturally lustrous sound and fresh, appealing stage presence. Her voice is a voluminous one that’s characterized by “remarkable agility in her higher range and a molten contralto lower down, gliding between these registers with seeming ease” (Washington Post). Widely fêted for her work at the Met—particularly in Robert LePage’s Ring cycle—Cano is joined by a trio of MET luminaries—orchestra principals Nathan Hughes and Rafael Figueroa, and pianist Ken Noda, musical assistant to James Levine—for an intimate recital of vocal and instrumental chamber music.

Mendelssohn: Psalm 42: Meine Seele Dürstet Nach Gott
Haydn: Arianna a Naxos, Hob. XXVIb:2
Brahms: Zwei Gesänge, Op. 91
Dutilleux: Oboe Sonata
Debussy: Cello Sonata
Vaughan Williams: Blake Songs
Berlioz: Damnation of Faust: D’amour l’ardante flame

Nathan Hughes, oboe

Nathan Hughes is Principal Oboe of the Metropolitan Opera and is a member of the faculty at The Juilliard School.  He previously served as Principal Oboe of the Seattle Symphony and has made guest appearances as Principal Oboe with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Los Angeles Philharmonic, New York Philharmonic, and San Francisco Symphony.  A prolific.

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Rafael Figueroa, cello

Principal cellist with the Metropolitan opera since 1995, Rafael Figueroa has appeared as a soloist and as a chamber musician throughout the U.S. , Europe , South and Central Americas, Korea and Japan. He is the winner of many distinguished competitions and awards including the First Prize at the Gregor Piatigorsky Competition in Boston, The.

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Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano

Jennifer Johnson Cano is a naturally gifted singer noted for her commanding stage presence and profound artistry with a warm, velvety timbre that has garnered critical acclaim. Ms. Cano joined The Lindemann Young Artist Development Program at The Metropolitan Opera after winning the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions in 2008, and made her Met debut.

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Ken Noda, piano

Ken Noda is Musical Assistant to James Levine on the artistic administration of the Metropolitan Opera, where he began working in 1991. Born to Japanese parents in 1962, he studied with Daniel Barenboim, and has performed as soloist with such orchestras as the New York, Israel, and Los Angeles philharmonics; Berliner Philharmoniker; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra; the.

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American Philosophical Society

Address: Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Concerts at the American Philosophical SocietyBenjamin Franklin Hall is a 375 seat auditorium offering plaza level and balcony seating.  All concerts at this venue are general admission seating.  Doors open 30 minutes prior to the performance. There are many historic elements to the building.  Designed in the Italianate style, it features a visually striking white marble façade and an impressive collection of paintings.…more info