Gerald Finley, bass-baritone
Julius Drake, piano
Pre-concert Talk 6:30 PM
By Dr. Kurt-Alexander Zeller
“One of the supreme singer-actors of our day” (The New Yorker), Canadian bass-baritone Gerald Finley “has long been recognized as a recitalist of rare versatility” (The New York Times). With “the formidable pianist Julius Drake” (The New Yorker), the two outstanding artists are renowned by Gramophone as “a great partnership.” “Vocal recitals don’t get better than this” (The Globe and Mail).
With “his dream voice, a wonderfully full, seamless baritone, which he takes back often and lets only blossom into full size during dramatic moments” (Voralberger Nachrichten), Finley, in singing songs, will “simply inhabit them, with tremendous precision of detail, so that each one [comes] alive, a small world of its own” (The Washington Post).
“Gerald Finley, in a powerfully controlled yet emotional performance, . . .cut to the heart of the music” (Herald Scotland)
Spivey Hall Friends Concert Sponsors:
Frederick and Elizabeth Bliss
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