DANIEL
MOODY

countertenor

&

DAVID
FUNG

piano

April 25, 3pm EDT/8pm BST

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Programme

Henry Purcell

Music for a while

John Dowland

I saw my lady weep 

Can She excuse my wrongs 

In darkness let me dwell 

 

Henry Purcell

Evening Hymn  

 

W.A. Mozart

“Ombra felice! Io ti lascio” K.255

 

William Bolcom

3 selections from 

“Mini cabs”

 

Samuel Barber    

(Selection from Hermit songs) 

The Crucifixion

The Monk and his Cat

Sure on this shining night 

About the artists

Praised as having a “vocal resonance, [which] makes a profoundly startling impression” (The New York Times) and for his “vivid and powerful” voice (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), countertenor Daniel Moody has appeared in the title opera roles of Handel’s Giulio Cesare, Rinaldo , Arsamene in Xerxes , Lichas in Hercules, Didymus in Theodora , Oberon in Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream , and recently, Nerone in Monteverdi’s L’incoronazione di Poppea with Cincinnati Opera. 

 

Mr. Moody has performed with the Atlanta Symphony (Thomas Søndergård, conductor), Les Violons du Roy (w/ Bernard Labadie), Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra (w/ Nicholas McGegan) in a duet concert with famed mezzo-soprano Anne Sophie von Otter, Apollo’s Fire , The Cleveland Baroque Orchestra (w/ Jeannette Sorrell), Mark Morris Dance Group, and several other groups, orchestras and festivals in America.


Career highlights include Carnegie Hall debuts with Oratorio Society of New York and Musica Sacra (w/ Kent Tritle), Off-Broadway debut in a production of Hans Christian Andersen, and performing the American premiere of George Benjamin’s intricate work Dream of the Song (w/ Stefan Asbury) at the Festival of Contemporary Music at Tanglewood. 

 

Moody recently debuted with Minnesota Orchestra , Opera Lafayette and recently gave the world premier of Hannah Lash’s opera, Desire. Upcoming engagements include a tour of St. Matthew Passion with Apollo’s Fire and the world premier of Cosmic Cowby by Elena Ruehr, and Handel’s Orlando .


A graduate of Peabody Conservatory (BM), Yale School of Music/Institute of Sacred Music (MM) Mr. Moody has won awards from the Metropolitan National Council, George London Competition, Sullivan Foundation, Handel
Aria Competition, New York Oratorio Society Competition, and Russell Wonderlic Competition.
www.DanielMoodyCountertenor.com

Praised for his “ravishing and simply gorgeous” performances in the The Washington Post, pianist David Fung is widely recognized for interpretations that are elegant and refined, yet intensely poetic and uncommonly expressive. Mr. Fung appears regularly with the world’s premier ensembles including the Albany Symphony, Arkansas Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Israel Chamber Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, the Israel Symphony Orchestra, the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the National Orchestra of Belgium, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, the New Japan Philharmonic Orchestra, the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the San Diego Symphony Orchestra, the San Francisco Symphony, and the Tampere Philharmonic Orchestra, and with the major orchestras in Australia, including the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra, and the Sydney Symphony Orchestra. 

As a recitalist and chamber musician, Mr. Fung is a frequent guest artist at prestigious festivals and venues worldwide. Festival highlights include performances at the Aspen Music Festival, Blossom Music Festival, Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival, Brussels Piano Festival, Caramoor, Edinburgh International Festival, Hong Kong Arts Festival, Ottawa ChamberFest, the Ravinia Festival, Tippet Rise, and Yeosu International Music Festival.  In recent seasons, he has performed at the Kennedy Center, Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall's Weill Hall, the Louvre Museum, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, and the Zürich Tonhalle, and the major venues in Asia including the Beijing Concert Hall, Shanghai Oriental Art Center, Guangzhou Opera House, the Tianjin Grand Theater, the National Concert Hall in Taiwan, and the Hong Kong Town Hall. At his Edinburgh International Festival debut, the Edinburgh Guide described Mr. Fung as being “impossibly virtuosic, prodigiously talented... and who probably does ten more impossible things daily before breakfast.”

Mr. Fung garnered international attention as a winner in two of the "top five" international piano competitions (the Queen Elisabeth International Music Competition in Brussels and the Arthur Rubinstein Piano International Masters Competition in Tel Aviv). In Tel Aviv, he was further distinguished by the Chamber Music and Mozart Prizes, awarded in areas in which Mr. Fung has a particularly passionate interest. The first piano graduate of the prestigious Colburn Conservatory in Los Angeles, Mr. Fung holds degrees from the Hannover Hochschule für Musik and the Yale School of Music.  His teachers include Claude Frank, Peter Frankl, John Perry, and Arie Vardi.  Mr. Fung is on faculty at the University of Georgia and is a Steinway Artist.

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