This 90-minute program of art song for piano and voice, presented by soprano Laura Choi Stuart and pianist Joy Schreier, explores the mystery and delight of sleeping and dreaming, and spans the breadth of art song repertoire from three centuries and six languages. Stuart will guide the performance with notes delivered from the stage as the program explores musical interpretations of sleep by composers including Handel, Strauss, Schubert, Fauré, and Rachmaninov.
Hailed as “a lyric soprano of ravishing quality” by The Boston Globe, Laura Choi Stuart has appeared on the mainstage with Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Boston, Annapolis Opera, Lake George Opera, the In Series, and Opera North in roles including Musetta, Adina, Gilda, Pamina, and Frasquita. Equally comfortable in recital and concert settings, she was honored for art song performance as 2nd prize winner at both the 2010 and 2012 National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Awards and as one of the 2009 Art Song Discovery Series winners for the Vocal Arts Society.
Described by Plácido Domingo as an “orchestra at the piano” and hailed as a pianist who “really has it all — fiery technique and a rich, warm tone,” Joy Schreier is praised by The Washington Post as a “responsive accompanist” and an “ideal support” at the piano. Schreier has been presented in recital at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the White House, and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and has performed internationally in England, Scotland, Wales, France, Spain, Italy, Germany, Taiwan, and Hong Kong.
Tickets: $15 general admission, $10 seniors, $5 students, free for UMBC Music majors and Music faculty/staff, available online (spring 2019) or at the box office one hour before the performance.
Plan your visit
UMBC is located about 10 minutes south of the Inner Harbor along I-95. For this event, free visitor parking is available in Lot 8, directly adjacent to the Performing Arts and Humanities Building, where Linehan Concert Hall is located.