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2016-17 Season Artists

Deborah Boldin, flute
Robyn Bollinger, violin
Vivian Chang-Freiheit, piano
Gloria Chien, piano
Vivian Choi, piano
Nancy Dimock, oboe
Jeremy Gill, lecturer
Gary Gorczyca, clarinet
Joshua Gordon, cello
Rebekah Heller, bassoon
Whitacre Hill, French horn
Mark Holloway, viola
Franziska Huhn, harp
Yoo Jin Jang, violin
Eunae Koh, violin
Matthew Lipman, viola
Mary Mackenzie, soprano
William Manley, percussion
Ayano Ninomiya, violin
Kelli O'Connor, clarinet
Rafael Popper-Keizer, cello
Damian Primis, bassoon
Kenneth Renshaw, violin
Elizabeth Schumann, piano
Aaron Trant, percussion
Scott Woolweaver, viola
Randall Zigler, double bass

Gabriel Langfur,
managing director

Hans Spencer,
education program

 
  Mary Mackenzie
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Mary Mackenzie

soprano

Described by The New York Times as “a soprano of extraordinary agility and concentration,” Mary Elizabeth Mackenzie has captured the attention of audiences throughout the United States.

A passionate performer of contemporary vocal music, Ms. Mackenzie has collaborated with Pierre Boulez, John Harbison, Richard Danielpour, and James Primosch, and works closely with young composers to develop and premiere new works for voice. As a chamber musician she has appeared with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble, the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston, Collage New Music, the Continuum Ensemble, Ekmeles, the Da Capo Chamber Players, Fulcrum Point New Music Project, The Juilliard School’s AXIOM Ensemble and New Juilliard Ensemble, Le Train Bleu, the Metropolis Ensemble, and the Talea Ensemble. Ms. Mackenzie is also active as a recitalist and is a founding member of SongFusion, an art song ensemble based in New York City.

Notable solo appearances include Harbison’s Closer to My Own Life with the Albany Symphony; Elliott Carter’s Warble for Lilac Time with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; Jean Barraqué's Chant Aprés Chant with the Juilliard Percussion Ensemble at Alice Tully Hall; Boulez’s Improvisations sur Mallarmé Nos. 1 & 2 for the composer’s 85th birthday celebration at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre; Reinbert De Leeuw’s Im wunderschönen Monat Mai at the Bravo Vail Festival; Héctor Parra’s Hypermusic: Ascension at the Guggenheim Museum; Schoenberg’s String Quartet No. 2 with the Borromeo String Quartet; and Pierrot Lunaire at Town Hall Seattle and the Rockport Music Festival. Ms. Mackenzie made her professional opera debut as Despina in Così fan tutte with Madison Opera, and has appeared as the soprano soloist in Orff’s Carmina Burana with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra and the Phoenix Symphony.

Ms. Mackenzie is a featured singer on Opera America’s Songbook album, performing Richard Danielpour’s Homeward. Upcoming recordings include James Primosch’s Sacred Songs and Meditations with the 21st Century Consort, John Harbison’s Closer to My Own Life with the Albany Symphony, and the debut recording of John Harbison’s Songs After Hours with jazz pianist John Chin.

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