Christopher Dylan Herbert, baritoneCharity Wicks, piano
Grammy-nominated baritone Christopher Dylan Herbert, and renowned pianist and musical directror Charity Wicks perform works by Robert & Clara Schumann, Franz Liszt, Johannes Brahms, Nico Muhly, John Link, and Jason Robert Brown.
General Admission: Free
Nava Dunkelman and Payton MacDonald, percussion
Original Songs by this New Jersey-based independent alternative folk band.
Compositions by WP Student and Faculty composers! Featuring the World Premiere of WP Professor and Coordinator of Theory, David J. Weisberg’s Variations Sonata for solo piano, performed by WP Professor of piano and new music, Carl Patrick Bolleia. Q&A with the composers and performers to follow. WP New Music Series, Carl Patrick Bolleia, Director
This event is Free Admission and open to the public
WP Voice students and pianists perform Spanish-language art songs and arias.With pianists Hannah Comia, June Marano-Murray, and Charity Wicks
New York City based all-female flute, clarinet, and piano trio dedicated to connecting diverse audiences through innovative programming.
Five-time Grammy winner Dianne Reeves is the pre-eminent jazz vocalist in the world. As a result of her breathtaking virtuosity, improvisational prowess, and unique jazz and R&B stylings, Reeves received the Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance for three consecutive recordings – a Grammy first in any vocal category.
Featured in George Clooney’s six-time Academy Award nominated Good Night, and Good Luck, Reeves won the Best Jazz Vocal Grammy for the film's soundtrack. Reeves has recorded and performed with Wynton Marsalis and the Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra. She has also recorded with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Daniel Barenboim and was a featured soloist with Sir Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic. Reeves was the first Creative Chair for Jazz for the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the first vocalist to ever perform at the famed Walt Disney Concert Hall.
Reeves worked with legendary producer Arif Mardin (Norah Jones, Aretha Franklin) on the Grammy winning A Little Moonlight, an intimate collection of standards featuring her touring trio. When Reeves’ holiday collection Christmas Time is Here was released, Ben Ratliff of The New York Times raved, “Ms. Reeves, a jazz singer of frequently astonishing skill, takes the assignment seriously; this is one of the best jazz Christmas CD's I've heard.”
In recent years Reeves has toured the world in a variety of contexts including “Sing the Truth,” a musical celebration of Nina Simone which also featured Lizz Wright and Angelique Kidjo. She performed at the White House on multiple occasions including President Obama's State Dinner for the President of China as well as the Governors’ Ball.
Reeves’ most recent release Beautiful Life, features Gregory Porter, Robert Glasper, Lalah Hathaway and Esperanza Spalding. Produced by Terri Lyne Carrington, Beautiful Life won the 2015 Grammy for Best Jazz Vocal Performance. Reeves is the recipient of honorary doctorates from Berklee College of Music and the Juilliard School. In 2018 the National Endowment for the Arts designated Reeves a Jazz Master — the highest honor the United States bestows on jazz artists.
Dianne ReevesRomero Lubambo
Reserved Seating: Gold Circle $65 • Orchestra and Front Loge $55 • Rear Loge $45
This concert is preceded by a “Sittin’ In” meet-the-artist session one hour prior to performance in Shea Recital Hall 101.Free to all ticket holders. Audience members have a chance to meet and interact with that day’s artist in a question-answer format.
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