French Art Songs

September 1st, 2016 in Blog with NO COMMENTS

French Art Songs: Samuel Levine, tenor

Community Music Center of Boston alum, Samuel Levine, will present a musical exploration of four major French poets: Hugo, Baudelaire, Verlaine, and Apollinaire. Songs featured will be by Gounod, Fauré, Debussy, Duparc, Poulenc, Wagner (in French), Shostakovich, and others. Levine has emerged as an elegant, robust tenor on the cusp of a major career. He is a second-year candidate for the Artist Diploma in Opera Studies at the Juilliard School, where he was featured last season as Le Mari in Les Mamelles de Tiresias (where his performance was called “wonderfully appealing” by the New York Times.

daniel-fung-headshotJoining Levine is Dr. Daniel Fung, pianist. Increasingly sought after as a musical partner, pianist Daniel Fung is rapidly establishing himself as a versatile and active collaborative pianist. He is in demand as a vocal pianist, coach and chamber musician, and has performed throughout his native Canada, the United States, France, Italy and Austria. As a soloist, he has given recitals and performed concertos with the Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton Symphony Orchestras. His passion for vocal accompanying has led to participation in Marilyn Horne’s festival at Carnegie Hall, The Song Continues, as well as in master classes with artists such as Renée Fleming, Joyce DiDonato, Patricia Racette and Eric Owens. Having previously worked as score consultant on the 2015 production of Tannhäuser with the Metropolitan Opera: Live in HD production team, Daniel will return in December 2016 for their production of Nabucco, .

Dr. Fung holds degrees in collaborative piano from The Juilliard School (where he was a recipient of the William Schuman Prize) and in solo piano performance from the University of Calgary. He is an alumnus of Tanglewood, Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar, Music Academy of the West, and the Solti Peretti Répétiteurs Accademia in Venice, Italy. In his spare time, he enjoys traveling the world as well as seeking out and preparing new cuisines. Daniel Fung joined the faculty at the University of Wisconsin – Madison as Professor of Vocal Coaching in September 2016.

Thursday, October 6 7pm

34 Warren Avenue Boston, MA 02116 (Allen Hall)
Community Music Center of Boston
phone: 617-482-7494
fax: 617-482-6267
Our series is named in memory of John Kleshinski, our former CMCB Board President, with many thanks to Cerulli Associates, our 2016 – 2017 sponsor. All concerts are informal, family-friendly and run approximately ninety minutes in length — a great opportunity to enjoy a diverse sampling of musical instruments and genres.



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