Julia Bullock, soprano
Bretton Brown, piano

Thursday, January 11, 2024 - 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

“A musician who delights in making her own rules” (New Yorker), Julia Bullock is known for genre-defying, innovative performances that showcase her intellect and commanding stage presence. Her voice “rises with strength and focus, like a cloud condensing into a thunderbolt,” imbuing the music with “both humanity and epic grace” (New York Times).

Barber: My Lizard | Nuvoletta | The Daisies
Converse, arr. Brown: Talkin Like You | I Have Considered the Lilies 
Poulenc: Non monsieur, mon mari…
Weill: Complainte de la Seine | Die Muschel von Margate: Petroleum
Poulenc: Mon cadavre est doux comme un gant
Weill: Die Ballade vom ertrunkenen Mädchen | The Princess of Pure Delight | Das Lied von der harten Nuss
Strauss: Drei Lieder der Ophelia
Arr. Burleigh: Deep River
Arr. Anderson: He's Got the Whole World In His Hands
Berg: Altenberg Lieder
Rodgers & Hammerstein: selections from The Sound of Music & South Pacific
M. Rodgers: Happily Ever After
B. Dylan: Masters of War
Dvořák, arr. Odetta: Going Home
Cotten: Freight Train | When The Train Comes Along
Miles, arr. Cotten: When I get Home
Converse, arr. Brown: How Sad How Lovely

Running time: 2 hours (including intermission) 

The Artist(s)

Julia Bullock
Julia Bullock, soprano
Julia Bullock is an American classical singer who “communicates intense, authentic feeling, as if she were singing right from her soul” (Opera News). Combining versatile artistry with a probing intellect and commanding stage presence, she has headlined productions and concerts at preeminent arts institutions around the world. An innovative curator in high demand from a diverse group of arts presenters,… Read More
Bretton Brown
Bretton Brown, piano
Japanese American pianist Bretton Brown enjoys a diverse career as song accompanist, chamber musician, and coach. His UK debut was at Wigmore Hall in 2016, where he played for Renée Fleming. He has also performed with Mark Padmore and Julia Bullock, as well as rising young artists throughout Europe and the United States. In 2021-22, he toured as a guest member of the Mahler Chamber Orchestra,… Read More


Julia Bullock | NPR Tiny Desk Concert
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Pre-Concert Talk

Ambidextrously Eclectic, presented by Michael Bolton at 6:30pm
When was the last time you attended a classical recital that contained music of Italian bel canto, German Romanticism, Berlin ballads, protest songs, and more? That’s the kind of 21st Century recital soprano Julia Bullock regularly programs as she curates a program of love, grief, and everything in between on this ambidextrously eclectic recital for PCMS. Join presenter Michael Bolton as he guides us through this exciting vocal program.