My New York debut recital was truly a labor of love. The overriding theme was that of love, loss and a commitment to everlasting hope- thus the title, Evermore. The recital itself was a partnership with good friends at every turn. Rachelle Jonck, my longtime coach and trusted collaborator, helped with musical preparation and accompanied masterfully in recital.
The program included the New York premiere of Three Night Songs by my friend, American composer, Scott Wheeler. I was privileged to have the opportunity to rehearse and perform these with Scott on piano. The Athena Music Foundation, founded by colleagues Michael Fennelly and Megan Weston, sponsored the event as their first ever Recital Series Concert.
Even the album release grew from the seeds of friendship. Gillian Riesen, who had beautifully updated my website during the pandemic, started Emitha, an artist driven production company in partnership with Crossover Records. The team at Emitha was extraordinary in every aspect of Evermore’s release. I was extremely fortunate to have the support of people I know and trust to turn my dream of an album into reality. I am truly grateful for this musical and personal collaboration that meant so much to me every step of the way. I hope you enjoy the album as much as we enjoyed creating it together.
1. Geheimes Flüstern hier und dort, op. 23, no 3.
2. Warum willst du and're fragen, op. 12, no. 11
3. Er ist gekommen in Strum und Regen, op. 12, no. 11
4. Ich stand in dunklen Träumen, op. 13m no. 1
5. An einem lichten Mogen, op. 23, no. 2
6. Schon lacht der holde Frühling, K. 580
W. A. Mozart
Three Night Songs, by Scott Wheeler
7. A Variation on "To Say to Go to Sleep"
8. Shadow Dream
9. The Darker Sooner
Les soirées musicales, by Giacchino Rossini
10. La promessa
12. La pastorella dell'Alpi
13. La danza
14. Widmung, Op. 25, no. 1