neoLIT presents Laurie Rubin and Amelia Lukas
New York Times critic Anthony Tommasini wrote that Laurie Rubin possesses "compelling artistry," "communicative power," and that her voice displays "earthy, rich, and poignant qualities." The Boston Globe has hailed flutist Amelia Lukas for having "a just beautiful sound." Highlighting music by female composers, this program includes Alice Shieldss beautiful Komachi at Sekidera for voice, alto flute and koto; Vivian Fines Nightingale for mezzo-soprano accompanying herself on percussion; Saariaho's Coleurs du Vent for alto flute; Katherine Hoover's Seven Haiku; and Roussel's Deux Poemes de Ronsard. With guest artist Asami Tamura on koto.
About the Artists:
Mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin recently received high praise from The New York Times chief classical music critic Anthony Tommasini who wrote she possesses "compelling artistry," "communicative power," and that her voice displays "earthy, rich, and poignant qualities." Recent career highlights include her United Kingdom solo recital debut performance at Wigmore Hall in London as well as her recent solo recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. She has performed with the Burbank Philharmonic Orchestra, Rochester Chamber Orchestra, and Los Angeles Baroque Orchestra, among others. She recently performed the role of Penelope in Monteverdis Return of Ulysses at the Greenwich Music Festival, and has made her debut with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center.
Amelia Lukas has been described by the Boston Globe as having "a buoyancy of spirit that comes out in the flute, a just beautiful sound." Recent projects include performances at the Stone, Le Poisson Rouge, Carnegie's Zankel and Weill Halls, and premieres of works by Columbia University composers at Lincoln Center, performances at the Norfolk Chamber Music Festival and the Orford Sound Art Festival. Additionally, she has appeared with such orchestras as the London Sinfonietta and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. She received her Bachelor's degree from the Royal Academy of Music in London, England and was awarded three prizes during her degree for musical excellence. Ms. Lukas received her Master's degree in Contemporary Performance from the Manhattan School of Music. She also enjoys the position of new music curator at the Tank and is a board member for Opera Cabal.
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