The SUNY Fredonia School of Music is delighted to host a four-day residency with renowned soprano Dawn Upshaw and pianist Gilbert Kalish. The residency features master classes and workshops with Fredonia School of Music students, an artist interview for the campus and community, and culminates with a one-night only recital performance in the Juliet J. Rosch Recital Hall.
Dawn Upshaw's voice continues to compel us with its flawless technique and crystal-clear diction, and her commitment to the poetry of music and song has yet to be surpassed. Her program includes an engaging collection of cabaret songs of William Bolcom, American songs from Charles Ives, favorites by Franz Schubert and Maurice Ravel. Additionally, we are treated with a world premiere by award-winning American composer Sheila Silver, noted as "a creative dynamo. Her music is vital, with a conviction that obliterates fashion and speaks its own language," by The American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters. Dawn Upshaw has captured the world's imagination from early in her career, from being the winner of the Naumburg Competition and from her stunning work on the CD release of Gorecki's Symphony No. 3, one of the best selling classical recording ever. You will hear her magnificent voice in the equally stunning Rosch Recital Hall, a warm and intimate environment in which she is sure to shine. Ms. Upshaw is joined by her longtime collaborator and "favorite pianist," Gilbert Kalish. For more information and tickets, visit www.fredonia.edu/music/upshaw. Tickets: $50 Reserved seating and post-concert reception. The residency and performance of Dawn Upshaw and Gilbert Kalish, has been made possible by a generous gift from Stanley and Elizabeth Star through the Fredonia College Foundation.