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Joan Rodgers (soprano), Benedict Nelson (baritone) & Rebecca Cohen (piano)

SUN 4 JUL 11am | Great Hall

Programme:
Robert Schumann Myrthen Op.25
Romanzen und Balladen, iv Op. 64
Drei Gesänge Op. 31
Ludwig van Beethoven An die ferne Geliebte, Op.98
Sergei Rachmaninoff Six Romances, Op. 8
‘My Child you are as Beautiful as a Flower’ I Have Grown Fond of Sorrow (The Soldier’s Wife) A Dream
Ned Rorem Early in the morning
David Baker Someone is sending me flowers
Édith Piaf La Vie en Rose
William Bolcom Cabaret Song Song of Black Max Fur (Murray the Furrier)

Joan Rodgers CBE is equally established in opera, concert, and as a recitalist. She has appeared in concert with conductors including Georg Solti, Daniel Barenboim, Zubin Mehta, Nikolaus Harnoncourt, Charles Mackerras, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Esa-Pekka Salonen and Simon Rattle and is a regular guest at the BBC Proms. Operatic engagements have included engagements at the Royal Opera House, English National Opera, Opera North and Glyndebourne in Britain, Paris, Munich, Brussels, Amsterdam and Vienna in Europe, and the Metropolitan Opera, New York.

British baritone Benedict Nelson was previously a Harewood Artist at English National Opera, where he performed roles including Valentin Faust, Demetrius A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Count Barbiere di Siviglia, Belcore L'elisir d'amore and the title role in Billy Budd. He is now an established presence on the continent with roles at Teatro Real in Madrid, Opéra de Lyon, Teatro Regio in Turin and Opéra Nantes. Other recent engagements include The Importance of Being Earnest at Royal Opera House, the Barbican Centre and Lincoln Centre.

Rebecca Cohen has appeared in recital alongside some of Britain's finest singers at venues such as Wigmore Hall, Muziekgebouw Amsterdam, National Concert Hall Dublin, Mozarthaus Vienna and on BBC Radio 3. Awards include finalist in the Das Lied International Song Competition. Rebecca is a member of staff at the Guildhall School and Junior Trinity Laban. She has given masterclasses and workshops for organisations including EPTA, Wigmore Hall and Live Music Now. In 2015, Rebecca was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts

TICKETS: £10
Running Time: approx 60 mins no interval

Presented by Friends of Blackheath Halls

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