University of Pittsburgh

Soprano Christine Brandes and composer-pianist Eric Moe

March 2, 2018 - 7:00pm

UPDATE: This event has been moved to Chatham University's Campbell Memorial Chapel right next door to Laughlin Recital Hall.

Brandes and Moe join forces to perform  Debussy’s Chansons de Bilitis, Schönberg’s Book of the Hanging Garden, Barbara White’s I hear a clear stream singing, beneath these frozen tears, and some of Moe’s own vocal compositions.

Noted for her radiant, crystalline voice and superb musicianship, soprano Christine Brandes brings her committed artistry to a repertoire ranging from 17th century to newly composed works, performing at many of the world’s most distinguished festivals and concert series in programs spanning from recitals and chamber music to oratorio and opera.

She has sung for the following opera houses: San Francisco, Seattle, Washington National, Houston Grand, Minnesota, San Diego, New York City Opera, Philadelphia, Glimmerglass, Portland,  Arizona, Opera de Nancy in principle roles ranging from Handel and Mozart, through Verdi to Bolcom and Britten.

She has sung with the following orchestras:  Cleveland, Chicago, New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Houston, Atlanta, Detroit, Seattle, Minnesota, National Symphony, with such distinguished conductors as Simon Rattle, Pierre Boulez, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Frühbeck de Burgos and Nicholas McGegan.

Christine recently appeared with West Edge Opera (Oakland) in Martin y Soler's L'Arbore di Diana, the Boston Symphony Chamber Players in György Kurtág’s Scenes from a Novel and Handel’s Israel in Egypt at Carnegie Hall with the New York Choral Society. 

Recent premiers include: Eric Moe's Tough Songs About Death for San Francisco's Earplay ensemble;  Of Color Braided All Desire for the Brentano String Quartet and  Jennifer Higdon’s In the Shadow of Sirius with the Cypress String Quartet.

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