“It might be a new Golden Age of the countertenor,
but few can equal the sheer beauty of tone and dramatic instinct
displayed by Andreas Scholl.” — BBC Music Magazine
The countertenor voice—a male who sings in the pitch range more typically associated with the alto or mezzo—came to prominence in the mid-17th century before falling from favor not even a century later. It has since enjoyed a powerful resurgence, with many countertenors now commanding praise on the world’s greatest concert and operatic stages. Andreas Scholl, who possesses one of the most beautiful countertenor voices of his generation, comes to the Board of Officers Room with a program that explores the poetry and artistic expression of the English Renaissance and Baroque at the height of the voice type’s original popularity.
Andreas Scholl, Countertenor
Tamar Halperin, Harpsichord
Program to include works by John Dowland, Thomas Campion, Henry Purcell, Robert Johnson, and William Byrd.
Approximately one hour and forty minutes, with an intermission.
The Recital Series is supported in part by a generous grant from Gwen Norton on behalf of the IKBS, and by The Reed Foundation.
The Recital Series is also made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Photo: Decca/James McMillan
Saturday, May 21 at 8:00pm
Sunday, May 22 at 3:00pm
Board of Officers Room
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