Recital Series: Justin Austin & Howard Watkins

“[Austin is] vocally impressive, verbally elegant, and duly seductive.”
Opera News

Praised in Opera News as “a gentle actor and elegant musician,” Justin Austin brings his “mellifluous baritone” (The Wall Street Journal) to the Armory. Austin has worked with international opera companies such as Washington National Opera, The Metropolitan Opera, and Bayerische Staatsoper. Alongside Juilliard pianist, Howard Watkins, he will perform an intimate program in the Board of Officers Room featuring a series of art songs by Ricky Ian Gordon set to the poems of Langston Hughes as well as works by American composers including Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, Kurt Weill, Damien Sneed, and more.

Program to include works by Ricky Ian Gordon, Margaret Bonds, Robert Owens, Aaron Copland, Leonard Bernstein, William Bolcom, Kurt Weill, Hall Johnson, Shawn Okpebholo, Duke Ellington, and Damien Sneed.


The Recital Series is supported in part by The Reed Foundation and the Howard & Sarah D. Solomon Foundation.

Photo: Gillian Riesen

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May 24, 2022

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 at 7:30pm
Tickets: $55 (plus fees)

Board of Officers Room

Health and Safety Protocols
All ticket-holders must be fully vaccinated. “Fully vaccinated” means that you received your final dose of an FDA or WHO-approved vaccine at least 14 days before your performance date. At check-in, ticket holders will be required to show proof of full vaccination (the New York State Excelsior Pass or a hard copy or photo of your vaccination card) and a government-issued photo ID.

All patrons and staff are required to wear masks while inside the Armory.

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