Posted: Thursday Jan 2, 2014
Jan. 2, 2014
Soprano Julia Bullock, first prize winner of the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, will be the fifth performer in the 2013-2014 Saint Vincent College Concert Series at 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 25 in the Robert S. Carey Student Center Performing Arts Center. She will be accompanied by pianist Renate Rohlfing.
Her program will feature a wide range of styles and periods that will showcase her remarkably beautiful voice and include works by Luciano Berio, Anton Rubenstein, Gioacchino Rossini and Olivier Messiaen. It will also include works by contemporary composers such as the Premier of David Hertzberg’s “Ablutions of Oblivion” by David Hertzber. In addition, she will sing “Hommage à Joséphine Baker,” a set of songs arranged by Jeremy Siskind, which is especially noteworthy because both Baker and Bullock are originally from St. Louis.
Soprano Julia Bullock has been acclaimed for singing “with a vivid presence, total dramatic involvement, a full, very beautiful voice and charisma” (NewYorkArts.net). Her 2013-2014 season includes debut recitals in the Young Concert Artists Series in New York’s Merkin Hall and Washington, D.C.’s Kennedy Center, the title role in Henry Purcell’s The Indian Queen, directed by Peter Sellars at the Teatro Real in Madrid and at the Perm Opera and Ballet House in Russia, a Broadway Classics concert at Carnegie Hall, the title role in Massenet’s Cendrillon with the Juilliard Opera, and appearances at the Falany Performing Arts Center, Saint Vincent College, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts and the Marlboro Music Festival. She recently made her San Francisco Symphony debut in West Side Story in Concert, conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas; an album of the concert will be released in 2014. The San Francisco Chronicle wrote, “the evening’s most remarkable showstopper Julia Bullock appeared out of nowhere to deliver a full-voiced stunningly paced account of ‘Somewhere’ –- for just a moment, it seemed as though nothing Bernstein ever wrote was quite as magical as that one song.”
Tickets may be purchased online at http://concertseries.stvincent.edu, by calling 724 805-2565, or at the door on concert evenings. Flex passes and group rates are also available. Admission is $25 for adults and $15 for non-Saint Vincent students.
A dinner concert package, A Classic Evening at Saint Vincent, is offered for $50 per person and includes an outstanding dinner with wine and a concert ticket. Advance reservations by Jan. 24 are required.
Continuing this season is a complimentary shuttle service between the parking areas and the performing arts center. Check in with the campus welcome booth for parking instructions. Parking is free.
Remaining concerts in the series include the Manhattan Piano Trio, Saturday, Feb. 22; Mayuko Kamio, violin, Saturday, March 29; and Kinan Azmeh’s City Band, Saturday, April 26.
Further details are available by contacting the Concert Series Box Office, 724-805-2565 or http://concertseries.stvincent.edu.
Photo: Soprano Julia Bullock
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