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La France III: La Belle Epoque
The Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn, NY
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La France III: La Belle Epoque
What: La France III: La Belle Époque
When: Friday, January 5th, 2018 7:30PM
Where: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Who: Kristina Bachrach, soprano; Annie Rosen, mezzo soprano; Eric Jurenas, countertenor; Michael Kelly, baritone; Brad Bailiett, bassoon; Michael Brofman, Dimitri Dover, Daniel Schlosberg, piano

Program: Hector Berlioz: Nuits d'été Emmanuel Chabrier: Chanson pour Jeanne, Les yeux blues, L'Invitation au Voyage Gabriel Fauré: Après un rêve Op. 7 No. 1, Le Secret Op. 23 no. 3, Les Roses d'Isphan Op. 39 no. 4, Claire de lune Op. 46. 2, Mandoline Op. 58 no. 1 Reynaldo Hahn: A Chloris, L'Énamourée, L'heure exquise, Si mes vers avaient des ailes

Price: $25/$15

On January, 5th 2018 Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) begins the new year with the third chapter in its ambitious festival La France: La Belle Époque. This concert features four beloved composers at their most elegant and refined: Hector Berlioz, Emmanuel Chabrier, Gabriel Fauré, and Reynaldo Hahn. Also featured are some of todays best young singers: BASS-favorite soprano Kristina Bachrach performs masterpieces by  Gabriel Fauré; mezzo soprano Annie Rosen (Chicago Lyric Opera, BASS debut) performs Hector Berliozs epic Nuits d'été; and baritone Michael Kelly (winner, Joy in Singing) performs rarely heard gems by Emmanuel Chabrier. This concert will be proceeded by a pre-concert lecture by CUNY professor Patricia Mainardi, an expert on French painting in the 19th -century.

About La France:
Brooklyn Art Song Society presents five concerts exploring all things French, from masterpieces by Hector Berlioz to American premieres by Jean Barraqué.  Spanning the elegant to the existential, the dramatic to the absurd, La France presents over 100 melodies by 20 of the greatest French composers sung by todays best interpreters of song.  

About the Brooklyn Historical Society:
Founded in 1863, Brooklyn Historical Society is a nationally recognized urban history center dedicated to preserving and encouraging the study of Brooklyn's extraordinary 400-year history. Located in Brooklyn Heights and housed in a magnificent landmark building designed by George Post and opened in 1881, today's BHS is a cultural hub for civic dialogue, thoughtful engagement and community outreach.

About Brooklyn Art Song Society  
The Brooklyn Art Song Society (BASS) will enter its eighth season of first-rate music making in the Fall of 2017, having earned a reputation as one of the preeminent organizations dedicated to the vast repertoire of poetry set to music.

The New York Times called BASS a company well worth watching and Voce di Meche hailed, as long as BASS is around we do not need to worry about the future of art song in the USA. Opera News writes, Brooklyn Art Song Society keeps the intimate recital alive with innovative programming, and the New Yorker praised BASS as uncompromisingly dedicated to continuing the traditions of classical art song, both old and new.

Past highlights have included performances of the complete songs of Charles Ives and Henri Duparc, a festival of works from Franz Schuberts last year, a five-concert survey of the songs of Les Six, and the complete output of Hugo Wolf over six seasons. Committed to keeping art song relevant in our time BASS has collaborated closely with important living composers such as Tom Cipullo, Michael Djupstrom, Daron Hagen, Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, Lowell Liebermann, James Matheson, Glen Roven, Andrew Staniland, Scott Wheeler and Yehudi Wyner, and many others.  In May 2015 BASS released its first album, New Voices on Roven Records, which debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard Traditional Classical charts.
Highlights from this season include the five-concert series La France, two world premiere commissions by acclaimed composers Harold Meltzer and Kurt Rohde, a west coast tour, including performances on KING FM 98.1, Seattles classical radio station, and an artist residency at University of California- Davis. In addition to monthly concerts in Brooklyn, BASS has traveled to Philadelphia, Kansas City, Portland, ME and held residencies at University of Notre Dame and University of Chicago.   Brooklyn Art Song Society is proud to make the Brooklyn Historical Society its primary venue, and also has lasting relationships with National Sawdust and the Brooklyn Public Library. BASSs artist roster features over 40 of the finest young interpreters of art song. For more information visit


The Brooklyn Historical Society (View)
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
United States


Arts > Opera
Music > Classical

Kid Friendly: Yes!
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: Brooklyn Art Song Society
On BPT Since: Jul 27, 2013
Michael Brofman
917 509-6258

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