What You'll Get
American tenor Nicholas Phan is the Artistic Director of this year's Laguna Beach Music Festival. Appearing regularly in the world's premier concert halls, music festivals and opera houses, Phan continues to distinguish himself as one of the most compelling tenors performing today. His many opera credits include appearances with the Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Chicago Opera Theater, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera and more. This year's festival highlights include appearances by special guest artists, the world premiere of a new song cycle by composer Missy Mazzoli ("Brooklyn's post-millennial Mozart" --Time Out New York), a world premiere multimedia event built around Leos Janácek's powerful "The Diary of One Who Disappeared," and free outreach events for students, seniors and the community-at-large. Please see full event listing for program details.
February 9: Opening Night — Robert, Clara, and Johannes
Opening night of the Laguna Beach Music Festival delves deep into one of the most fruitful musical relationships of all time, that between Robert and Clara Schumann and Johannes Brahms. The program features vocal and instrumental pieces by Bach and the Schumanns, as well as Brahms’ irresistibly charming set of Liebeslieder Walzer (“Love-song Waltzes”), Op. 52, for vocal quartet and piano four-hands.
February 10: Diaries: The Art of the Confessional
Many composers have turned to diaries for texts for some of their most profound and personal utterances. This evening explores that tradition, culminating in a world premiere multimedia event built around Leoš Janácek’s powerful “Diary of One Who Disappeared,” with its exploration of the enduring power of love.
February 11: The American Spirit
In his final program, “The American Spirit,” Nicholas Phan and special guests take listeners on a musical road trip through the great American songbook, with a few side excursions into songs influenced by our great musical traditions. The program features everything from Bernstein and Copland to Broadway, Joan Baez, and Lennon and McCartney.
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