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Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano and Malcolm Martineau, piano

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 8:00 PM

Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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In addition to her stunning mezzo-soprano voice, Magdalena Kožená has a great gift for communication, whether embodying complex characters in opera or perfectly capturing the tone of a gentle vignette in recital. For her PCMS debut, one of today’s most captivating singers reunites with one of the great vocal pianists of his generation, Malcolm Martineau, for a recital featuring popular songs by Dvořák, Fauré and Wolf and a rare performance of cabaret songs by Arnold Schoenberg.

Dvořák: Vier Lieder, Op. 2
Wolf: Mörike Lieder [Sel.]
Strauss: Drei Lieder, Op. 67
Fauré: Trois Chansons, Op. 23
Schoenberg: Brettl-Lieder (Cabaret Songs)

This performance features a free pre-concert lecture starting at 6:45 PM with Christine Anderson.

Magdalena Kožená, mezzo-soprano

Magdalena Kožená was born in the Czech city of Brno and studied voice and piano at the Brno Conservatory and later with Eva Bláhová at Bratislava’s Academy of Performing Arts. She has been awarded several major prizes both in the Czech Republic and internationally, culminating in the Sixth International Mozart Competition in Salzburg in 1995..

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Malcolm Martineau, piano

Malcolm Martineau was born in Edinburgh, read Music at St Catharine’s College, Cambridge and studied at the Royal College of Music. Recognised as one of the leading accompanists of his generation, he has worked with many of the world’s greatest singers including Sir Thomas Allen, Dame Janet Baker, Olaf Bär, Barbara Bonney, Ian Bostridge, Angela.

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Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center

Address: 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

  The Perelman Theater is part of the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, located on the southwest corner of Broad and Spruce Streets in Center City Philadelphia. The smaller of the two concert halls in the Kimmel Center, the Perelman Theater is a 627-seat auditorium with seating on the plaza, plaza tier, first balcony, and second balcony levels.…more info