Baritone Jesse Blumberg sings Mahler’s poignant Songs of a Wayfarer with the Greenwich Village Orchestra in a program that explores the journey of life and love, the influence of fate, and the redeeming power of art, conducted by Music Director Barbara Yahr.
Mingle with the musicians at the post-concert reception.
Barbara Yahr, Conductor; Jesse Blumberg, Baritone
Verdi, Overture to La Forza del Destino
Mahler, Songs of a Wayfarer
Richard Strauss, Death and Transfiguration.
Jesse Blumberg is equally at home on opera, concert, and recital stages, performing repertoire from the Renaissance and Baroque to the 20th and 21st centuries. His performances have included the world premiere of The Grapes of Wrath at Minnesota Opera, Niobe, Regina di Tebe at the Boston Early Music Festival, Bernstein’s MASS at London’s Royal Festival Hall, and appearances with New York City Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Utah Opera, and Boston Lyric Opera. Recital highlights include appearances with the Marilyn Horne Foundation and New York Festival of Song, and performances of Die schone Mullerin and Winterreise with pianist Martin Katz. He has performed major works with American Bach Soloists, Los Angeles Master Chorale, Oratorio Society of New York, Apollo’s Fire, Berkshire Choral Festival, TENET/Green Mountain Project, and on Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series.
Jesse has given the world premieres of Ricky Ian Gordon’s Green Sneakers, Lisa Bielawa’s The Lay of the Love and Death, Conrad Cummings’ Positions 1956, and Tom Cipullo’s Excelsior. He also works closely with several other renowned composers as a member of the Mirror Visions Ensemble.
$20 suggested donation; $10 students/seniors.
Presented by Greenwich Village Orchestra, Barbara Yahr, Conductor