Vocal Arts DC announces a varied 2024-25 season

Tue Apr 23, 2024 at 1:47 pm

Mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey will perform in Vocal Arts DC’s 2024-25 season. Photo: Daniel Welch

Vocal Arts DC has announced its lineup for the 2024-25 season with five distinguished singers performing recitals in the venerable series.

Baritone Lucas Meachem—who recently sang the title role in Mendelssohn’s Elijah with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra—will open the series September 12 with his wife, pianist Irina Meachem. The program will feature Mahler’s Kindertotenlieder, and American art songs by William Grant Still, Florence Price, and Jake Heggie. Tenor Lunga Eric Hallam, a noted exponent of Handel and Mozart, will perform a TBA program with pianist Craig Terry November 19.

Rising mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey performs Schumann’s Dichterliebe with pianist Myra Huang January 14, 2025 as well as Poulenc’s 3 Chansons de Frederico García Lorca and songs by Satie, Schoenberg, Weill, and Porter. In a nature-centered program on February 20, countertenor Aryeh Nussbaum Cohen sings Schumann’s Liederkreis alongside music of Handel, Korngold, Brahms, Adams and Heggie.

The series will conclude March 14 with soprano Fleur Barron and pianist Kunal Lahiry presenting a program on colonial history that will “encourage their audience to explore uncomfortable issues of the past and present with empathy and understanding.”

2024-25 subscriptions are now on sale. Go to vocalartsdc.org.

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