Wagnerian Soprano to Tackle American Art Songs

Soprano Christine Brewer and pianist Craig Rutenberg

Soprano Christine Brewer will be accompanied by pianist Craig Rutenberg in a recital of American art song at Tannery Pond Concerts on Saturday, July 2

(NEW LEBANON, N.Y.) – Soprano Christine Brewer, best known for singing Wagnerian opera, will let her musical hair down when she performs a recital of American songs by the likes of Charles Ives, Virgil Thomson, Ernest Charles, Walter Kramer and Harold Arlen, accompanied by pianist Craig Rutenberg, on July 2 at 8 in the Concerts at Tannery Pond series at the Darrow School in New Lebanon. Rutenberg will also play a solo of Thomson’s music.

Christine Brewer is a Grammy award-winning American soprano whose range, golden tone and boundless power have made her a favorite on stage as well as a sought-after recording artist. Her operatic performances have taken her to the Metropolitan Opera House, Opera de Lyon, Santa Fe OPera, and many other opera houses around the world. Her recital career includes appearances at Carnegie and Wigmore Halls, as well as Lincoln Center, the Kennedy Center and Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.

Craig Rutenberg is currently Head of Music Administration at the Metropolitan Opera. He has appeared in recital with many operatic greats: Susanne Mentzer, Frederica von Stade, Dawn Upshaw, Ben Heppner, Simon Keenlyside, Jerry Hadley and many others. He records for Deutsche Grammaphon, EMI, BMG and Koch International. He is presently completing a project to record all of the piano music of Virgil Thomson.

Reservations and information: 888.820.1696 or visit www.tannerypondconcerts.org


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