Noted British baritone offers ‘Love Songs Old & New’ at BMC

BRATTLEBORO — The Brattleboro Music Center’s Chamber Music Series features “Celebrating Valentine’s with Love Songs Old & New” with British baritone Roderick Williams, accompanied by pianist Yi-Heng Yang, Thursday, Feb. 16.

The 7 p.m. concert at the BMC will include works by Robert Schumann, Roger Quilter, Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Josephine Lang, Caroline Shaw, and more.

Williams performs in concerts and recitals, encompassing a repertoire from the baroque to world premieres. In 2016, he won the Royal Philharmonic Society’s Singer of the year award.

He has sung major roles at leading opera houses worldwide, including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden, Dutch National Opera, Dallas Opera, and the Bregenz Festival.

He has been involved in many world premieres including the title role in Robert Saxton’s The Wandering Jew with the BBC Symphony.

Yang’s work includes collaborations on period instruments with artists such as the Grammy award-winning tenor Karim Sulayman in their acclaimed and timely album, Where Only Stars Can Hear Us (Avie Records).

She is also known for explorations in Romantic and Classical performance practice. She is on the faculty at The Juilliard School Preparatory and College Divisions, where she teaches piano, fortepiano, chamber music, keyboard skills and improvisation.

Tickets are $30 general admission and available online at, by calling the BMC at 802-257-4523, or emailing [email protected].

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