The Flute of Interior Time, a liturgical recital for a changing demographic • Gregory Feldmann’s Graduation Recital • Rodríguez’ Alabaster Thread
As the celebration of the Graduation Recital achievement, the distinguished baritone Gregory Feldmann, joined by the wonderful Nathaniel LaNasa at the piano, will be offering the concert The Flute of Interior Time, a liturgical recital for a changing demographic. The excitingly innovative and deeply contemplative recital will include works by Poulenc, Harbison, Vaughan Williams, Rodríguez’ Alabaster Thread – arto song composed and dedicated to Feldmann himself – and more. The concert will take place in the remarkable Paul Recital Hall, one of the five main performance spaces in The Juilliard School in Lincoln Center, New York City.
With the rise, or rather furtherance of the racial disparities in the United States of America, many questions ascend concerning the position of the culturally and/or historically privileged class in relation to its counterpart. History, having made an indelible mark in society, urges the privileged class to a fundamental introspection. Alabaster Thread, an art song for Baritone and Piano, aims to describe the turbulent journey of a sincere alliance between a member of the privileged class with the historically underprivileged. The song depicts an unsettled self-examining expedition of awareness and acknowledgment concluding with the acceptance of duty and pact to equality.
Alabaster Thread is dedicated to the baritone Gregory Feldmann, an edified and aware human being, an ally, and moving and passionate musician, but most importantly, a friend.
Driven by a desire to explore and express the human experience through song, New York-based baritone Gregory Feldmann is a rising young artist on opera and recital stages alike. He is currently a Master of Music degree candidate at The Juilliard School under the tutelage of baritone Sanford Sylvan.
A passionate recitalist, Feldmann enjoys a partnership with pianist Steven Blier and the New York Festival of Song. In January 2018, Feldmann and Blier gave two world premieres of John Corigliano's song literature, performing the cycle Rhymes of the Irreverent and song no comet ever scratched the sky with NYFOS at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre.
On the concert stage, Feldmann will make his Carnegie Hall debut in November 2018 with MasterVoices, singing the Bass I solo in Handel's Israel in Egypt under Ted Sperling.