Recent Performances

2019-2020 Season included:

  • September 2019 Premiere of Anna Lindemann’s The Colony • University of Connecticut, Storrs
  • September 2019 Recording with recording engineer Judith Sherman of Sheila Silver’s Beauty Intolerable for forthcoming CD, also featuring Dawn Upshaw, Stephanie Blythe, Kayo Iwama, Gilbert Kalish, Ryan McCullough, and others
  • September 2019 Premiere of Barbara Kolb’s new orchestration of Lukas Foss’ Time Cycle alongside premieres of works by Geoffrey Gibbs (Elegy for a Second Mother) and Robert Christensen (Monhegan Trilogy​) • University of Rhode Island
  • October 2019 Widmann String Quartet No. 2, “Versuch über die Fuge,” Schoenberg String Quartet No. 2, and selected songs by John Dowland, arr. Steven Prutsman, with the Aizuri Quartet • Harvard Musical Association, Boston
  • October 2019 Tour with Musicians from Marlboro, performing Brett Dean’s String Quartet No. 2, “And Once I Played Ophelia.” Read more about this piece and the spring Marlboro tour here. Performances at Indian Hill Music, Groton, MA; Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall; Philadelphia Chamber Music Society; Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium, Washington, D.C.; and Longy School of Music; Cambridge, MA.
  • November 2019 Filming for PBS’ Now Hear This, Season 2 Episode 4 (Schubert) with pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough and host Scott Yoo
  • November 2019 Clara Schumann’s Sechs Lieder, op. 13, with students from Lucy’s Cornell voice studio and pianist Roger Moseley
  • November 2019 Judge of Binghamton University Concerto Competition
  • November 2019 Premiere of Shirish Korde’s ​The Conference of the Birds • Boston Musica Viva
  • November 2019 Earl Kim’s now & then and Three Poems in French with Callithumpian Consort • New England Conservatory 
  • December 2019 Webern’s Sechs Lieder nach Gedichten von Georg Trakl, Op. 14, and Fünf Canons, Op. 16, with Charles Neidich and Ayako Oshima • WA concert series, Tenri Cultural Institute, NYC
  • December 2019 Handel’s Messiah • Davis, CA
  • January 2020 Recital with mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and pianists Kayo Iwama and Ryan McCullough. Premiere of Alan Smith’s Surfing the Thin Places and US premiere of Adela Maddison’s Cinq mélodies with pianist Ryan McCullough • Sparks & Wiry Cries’ songSLAM Festival; DiMenna Center, NYC
  • February 2020 Works by Bartók (Falún) and Janacek (Diary of One Who Disappeared) • Brooklyn Art Song Society
  • February 2020 Lecture-Recital with pianist Ryan McCullough and art historian Timothy Barringer • Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, CT
  • March 2020 Tour with Musicians from Marlboro, performing Handel’s “Nel dolce dell’oblio” and Kate Soper’s “Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say.” Read more about Kate Soper’s work here. Performance at Music at Bunker Hill, Sewell, NJ; Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall; Philadelphia Chamber Music Society; Freer Gallery’s Meyer Auditorium, Washington, D.C.; Mandell Hall, University of Chicago; and Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum; Boston, MA.
  • March 2020 – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 Earl Kim’s Three Poems in French • Cornell University
  • April 2020 – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 Bach’s St. Matthew Passion • Kalamazoo Symphony
  • April 2020 – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 Poulenc’s Gloria • Cornell’s Glee Club, Chorus, and Symphony Orchestra
  • April 2020 – POSTPONTED to 2021 DUE TO COVID-19 Selections from Canteloube’s Chants d’Auvergne • Eureka Symphony; Eureka, CA
  • May 2020 – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 Selections from Sheila Silver’s A Thousand Splendid Suns • Seattle Opera at Opera America’s National Conference; Seattle, WA
  • June 2020 – POSTPONED to 2021 DUE TO COVID-19 Recital with pianist Ryan McCullough. Program to include works by Alan Smith (West Coast premiere of Surfing the Thin Places), Adela Maddison (Cinq mélodies), and Debussy • SongFest; Los Angeles, CA
  • June 2020 – POSTPONED to 2021 DUE TO COVID-19 John Harbison’s Milosz Songs with pianist Lydia Brown in a celebration concert • SongFest; Los Angeles, CA
  • June 2020 Modern premiere of Moses Milner’s 10 Children’s Songs of Y. L. Peretz for YIVO Institute for Jewish Research; online performance with pianist Ryan McCullough.
  • June 2020 Recital with Ryan McCullough featuring works by Sheila Silver, Adela Maddison, and Clara Schumann, The Stissing Center (Note: this concert will be live-streamed only; the video will remain available after the performance. Program notes available here.)
  • July 2020 Larcher My Illness is the Medicine I Need; Brett Dean And Once I Played Ophelia with Doric Quartet, West Cork Festival; Bantry, Ireland – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 
  • July 2020 Guest Artist • Kneisel Hall, Maine – CANCELED DUE TO COVID-19 ​
  • July 2020 Made at Avaloch Livestream Performance of works by Sheila Silver.
  • July-August, 2020 Voice Faculty, Kneisel Hall (online)
  • July-August, 2020 Artist residency at Yellow Barn; works performed include Schubert (Ganymed with Seth Knopp); Amy Beth Kirsten (yes I said yes I will Yes. with Lizzie Burns); Alan Ridout (Ferdinand​ with Alice Ivy-Pemberton); and Kurtág (selections from Kafka Fragments with Mark Steinberg and Adelya Nartadjieva alongside sopranos Tony Arnold and Elaine Daiber and violinist Alice Ivy-Pemberton)
  • August 2020 VIVO music festival; Columbus, OH

2018-2019 Season included:

  • August 2018: Recitals with pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough at the Trinidad Bay Music Festival (CA) and in Trumansburg, NY
  • October 2018: Premiere of John Harbison’s IF, a monodrama for soprano and ensemble, with Boston Musica Viva. The Boston Musical Intelligencer praised Lucy for her performance, writing, “Harbison’s vocal line is more dramatic than lyrical–this isn’t Shepherd on the Rock–and Fitz Gibbon conveyed it with admirable flair, moving from woe to bitterness to irony with perfect conviction and plausibility.”
  • November 2018: Barber’s Hermit Songs with pianist Michael Brofman and the Brooklyn Art Song Society
  • November/December 2018: Handel’s Messiah with the Eureka Symphony
  • December 2018: Sidney Krum Young Artists Concert Series presents Sweet is Thy Voice: The Song of Songs in Concert at the YIVO Center (works ranging from Bach and Monteverdi to Yiddish operetta, to contemporary works by David Lang, Loren Loaicono and Na’ama Zisser)
  • December 2018: Works by Babbitt and Wuorinen with WA and clarinetist Charles Neidich at the Tenri Cultural Institute in NYC. Read a review here!
  • January 2019: Debussy’s Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire with pianist Roger Moseley
  • February 2019: Recitals with Ryan MacEvoy McCullough at Cornell and Colgate Universities, featuring a premiere of Andrew Hsu’s Reticence alongside the US premieres of works by mid-20th century Polish composers Roman Palester, Tadeusz Kassern, Grazyna Bacewicz, and Alexandre Tansman.
  • February 2019: Reena Esmail’s Meri Sakhi ki Avaaz with Hindustani vocalist Saili Oak and the Richmond Symphony Orchestra
  • ​April 2019: Convocation talk at the University of Connecticut in Storrs
  • April 2019: Anna Louise Walton’s Small Songs with MATA 
  • April 2019: East Coast premiere of Roberto Sierra’s I am Carmen Miranda with Ensemble X and conductor Tim Weiss 
  • April 2019: Songs from Mahler’s Des Knaben Wunderhorn with Harvard University’s Dudley Orchestra 
  • May 2019: Handel’s Aminta e Fillide with soprano Marie Marquis and the Cornell Baroque Orchestra under the direction of Morton Wan
  • May 2019: Finalist, Rochester International Vocal Competition
  • May 2019: Mendelssohn’s Lobgesang and Bach’s Magnificat with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra
  • May 2019: Premieres of works at the New American Music Festival with the Albany Symphony
  • June 2019: Recital at the SongFest music festival in Los Angeles, CA, with pianist Ryan McCullough — postponed to 2020
  • June-August 2019: A fourth summer at the Marlboro Music Festival. Performances include:
    • Schubert – Psalm 23, D. 706 – with soprano Kristina Bachrach, mezzo Rebecca Printz, contralto Sara Couden, and pianist Lydia Brown
    • Schubert – Ellens Gesänge, D. 837-839 – with pianist Evren Ozel
    • Widmann – String Quartet No. 5, “Versuch über die Fuge” – with violinists Brian Hong and Alina Kobialka, violist En-Chi Cheng, and cellist Marcy Rosen 
    • Hindemith – Die Serenaden, Op. 35 – with oboist Nathan Hughes, violist Nobuko Imai, and cellist Julia Yang
    • Webern – Sechs Lieder nach Gedichten von Georg Trakl, Op. 14 – with clarinetists Bixby Kennedy and Yoonah Kim, violinist Joseph Lin, and cellist Timotheos Petrin
    • Schubert – Kantate zum Geburstag des Sängers Johann Michael Vogl, D. 666 – with tenor Miles Mykannen, baritone Simon Barrad, and pianist Lydia Brown
    • Beethoven – Choral Fantasy – with pianist Jonathan Biss
  • July 25, 2019: Lecture-recital with art historian Timothy Barringer and pianist Ryan McCullough at Yale University
  • August 12-18, 2019: Residency at the Avaloch Farm Institute with pianist Ryan McCullough

2017-18 season and earlier:

  • Summer 2018: Marlboro Music Festival, including performances of works by Purcell, Carter (A Mirror on Which to Dwell), Schubert (Viola and Vergissmeinnicht), Beethoven (Choral Fantasy), among others
  • June 2018: Workshop of Kate Soper’s new opera, Romance of the Rose (Lady Reason)
  • June 2018: Albany Symphony’s American Music Festival, including premieres of works by Derrick Spiva and Carlos Simon with “Dogs of Desire,” the premiere of Reena Esmail’s Meri Sakhi ki Avaaz with the Albany Symphony, and a solo recital featuring works by John Harbison and James Primosch with pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough
  • May 2018: Cleveland Art Song Festival. See a performance here!
  • May 2018: Debussy’s Ariettes oubliées with pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough for Ithaca’s Mayfest
  • May 2018: Anton Reicha Requiem with the Cayuga Chamber Orchestra. 
  • May 2018: Bach’s St. Matthew Passion​ with New York State Baroque and the Cornell Choirs. 
  • April 2018: Lecture-recital with Timothy Barringer at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. 
  • April 2018: Barber’s Knoxville, Summer of 1915 with the Cornell Chamber Orchestra
  • April 2018: Recital at UC Davis’ Pitzer Center featuring premieres of works by Sam Nichols, Pablo Ortiz, Mika Pelo, Kurt Rhode, and Laurie San Martin.
  • April 2018: Workshop of Robert Hall’s The Calliope Project
  • March 2018: Portrait concert featuring music of Roman Palester, presented at Swarthmore and Cornell
  • February 2018: Recital of music by John Harbison and James Primosch in Philadelphia, Annandale-on-Hudson, and Ithaca
  • February 2018: Portrait concert featuring music by Sheila Silver at Merkin Hall and SUNY Stony Brook, with Dawn Upshaw, Gil Kalish, and others. Read a review here
  • February 2018: American premiere of Barraqué’s Trois Mélodies with the Brooklyn Art Song Society (listen here!)
  • January 2018: Staged recitals with the Cincinnati Song Initiative, featuring Copland’s Twelve Songs of Emily Dickinson
  • December 2017: Premiere of Jordan Nelson’s Tender Buttons with the Argus String Quartet; Kettle Corn New Music, NYC
  • November 2017: Workshop premiere of Act II of Sheila Silver’s A Thousand Splendid Suns (Laila) in Hudson and Manhattan, NY
  • November 2017: Premiere of Geoffrey Gibbs’ Oratorio Universalis with the University of Rhode Island 
  • October 2017: Works by Geoffrey Gibbs at the University of Rhode Island
  • October 2017: Works by Sorrel Hays in Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • September 2017: Berio’s Folk Songs with Ensemble X in Ithaca, NY (see “Media” for recording)
  • September 2017 Wigmore Hall/Kohn Foundation International Song Competition with Ryan MacEvoy McCullough
  • June-August 2017: In residence at Marlboro Music in Marlboro, Vermont. Performances included Soper’s Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say; a Brahms Liederabend featuring the Neue Liebeslieder Waltzes with pianists Lydia Brown and Roger Vignoles; and Brett Dean’s String Quartet No. 2, “And once I played Ophelia.”
  • ​June 2017: “Dogs of Desire”— new works by David Biedenbender, Andrew McKenna Lee, David Mallamud, and Saad Haddad with the Albany Symphony at EMPAC. Read the review here! ​
  • May 2017: U.S. premiere of Mario Lavista’s Maithuna at the Americas Society
  • May 2017: World Premiere of Tom Cipullo’s “Rapture” with pianist Michael Brofman and the Brooklyn Art Song Society
  • May 2017: Mahler Symphony No. 4 with the UC Davis Symphony Orchestra and Christian Baldini at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts; Davis, CA​
  • May 2017: Carmina Burana with the Cornell Chorale, Sage Chapel
  • April 2017: Anna Lindemann’s Theory of Flight at the University of Colorado, Boulder ATLAS Institute
  • March 2017: Ricardo Zohn-Muldoon’s Sones de tierra fría with Ensemble Échappé at the Academy of Arts and Letters
  • February 2017: Das Lied competition in Heidelberg, Germany
  • January 2017: Arias and duets with the Albany Symphony Orchestra at Skidmore College’s Zankel Hall
  • December 2016: Recital with Ryan MacEvoy McCullough in Boca Raton, FL
  • December 2016: Vivaldi’s Beatus Vir and Esenvalds with the Cornell Choralle and Cornell Chamber Orchestra, Sage Chapel
  • November 2016: “A Crystal Palace Soirée” with Timothy Barringer and pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough at the Park Avenue Armory.
  • November 2016: “Celestial Refrains – Songs of Juliana Hall” with mezzo-soprano Hai-Ting Chinn and pianist Ryan MacEvoy McCullough at the National Opera Center
  • October 2016: Workshop of Charlotte, Toronto, ON
  • October 2016: Music by Pablo Ortiz; Pitzer Theater, UC Davis
  • October 2016: Recital with Ryan MacEvoy McCullough; Barnes Hall, Cornell University
  • August 2016: Maria Schneider’s Winter Morning Walks and Carlos Drummond de Andrade Stories with Dawn Upshaw, Kelly Newberry, Maria Schneider, and the Ensemble of the Lucerne Festival Academy, Lucerne, Swizterland
  • June-August 2016: In residence at Marlboro Music in Marlboro, Vermont
  • May 2016: Fall Island Vocal Arts Seminar
  • May 2016: Recital with Íride Martínez, soprano, and Ryan McCullough, fortepiano at Cornell’s Lab of Ornithology; Mayfest, Ithaca, NY
  • May 2016: Workshop of Pauline Oliveros’ The Nubian Word for Flowers (Hermione) with ICE at RPI’s CRAIVE lab
  • April 2016: Mahler Symphony No. 4 with Ithaca College Orchestra; Ithaca, NY
  • ​April 2016: Recital with pianist Ryan McCullough at the Clark Institute in Williamstown, MA
  • April 2016: Kate Soper’s Only the Words Themselves Mean What They Say with Isabel Gleicher and Ensemble X; Ithaca, NY
  • March 2016: Agostino Agazzari’s Eumelio (Eumelio); Ithaca, NY
  • March 2016: Villa-Lobos’ Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5 at the Robert and Margrit Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts; Davis, CA
  • February 2016: Recitals with Ryan McCullough at Cornell’s Barnes Hall, Toronto’s Music Gallery, and St. Luke’s Church in East Hampton, NY.
  • February 2016: Oliver Knussen’s Hums and Songs of Winnie the Pooh and premiere of a work by Loren Loiacono with Ensemble X; Ithaca, NY.
  • January 2016: Sheila Silver’s A Thousand Splendid Suns in Key West, FL, and New York, NY.
  • December 2015: Handel’s Messiah; Davis, CA.November 2015: Byrd Mass for Four Voices, St. Peter’s Church, Millbrook, NY, and Bach’s Actus Tragicus, BWV 106, and Strauss’ “Allerseelen” at Cornell University
  • October 2015: Telemann’s Der Tag des Gerichts with the American Classical Orchestra, and Act II of Dylan’s Mattingly’s new opera Visions of Johanna with Contemporaneous
  • August 2015: Recital with pianist Ryan McCullough at John Harbison’s Token Creek Chamber Music Festival in Token Creek, WI.
  • Summer 2015: Tanglewood Music Center: works by Anton Webern (Vier Lieder, Op. 12), Joseph Marx (with Norman Fischer, cello), Bach (Cantata 155, “Mein Gott wie lang, ach lange?”), Golijov’s (Ainadamar, Nuria) with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra, and Lukas Foss (Time Cycle)
  • June 2015: Laila in workshop premiere of Sheila Silver’s opera A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • April 2015: Lucy stepped in for Dawn Upshaw to perform the premiere of Pablo Ortiz’s chamber work for soprano and ensemble, Garden Songs,at the Morgan Library in New York City. Read a review of the performance in Opera News.
  • March 2015: Claude Vivier’s Lonely Child with Ensemble X in Cornell’s Sage Chapel
  • February 2015: Dianora in Max von Schillings’ opera Mona Lisa with the American Symphony Orchestra in Carnegie Hall. Read the New York Times review here.
  • February 2015: Art songs by American composers with Ryan McCullough and Ensemble X in Ithaca, New York.
  • January 2015: Mozart Requiem with the Tulsa Symphony under the direction of James Bagwell.
  • November 2014: World premiere of Soldier Asleep at the Tomb by Christopher Stark with the Cornell Symphony Orchestra.
  • October 2014: Concerts with Ars Lyrica Houston and the Cornell Chamber Orchestra as part of Cornell University’s celebration of CPE Bach’s tercentenary.
  • June-August 2014: Fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center. Appeared in concerts featuring duets and arias by Barbara Strozzi; Bach’s Cantata No. 158; Fred Lerdahl’s Wake for soprano and chamber ensemble; premieres of works by Sean Shepherd and David Hertzberg paired with traditional art song; and the Sonnets Project with Stephanie Blythe, where she performed songs by Robert Lee Owens.
  • May 2014: Miles in Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra at the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, Saint Paul, Minnesota. For reviews of the performances, click here and here.
  • March 2014: Recital with Ryan McCullough; Barnes Hall, Cornell University
  • March 2014: Miles in Benjamin Britten’s The Turn of the Screw with the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program in the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts
  • February 2014: Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate and arias from Haydn’s The Creation with Raymond Nagem; Friends of Mozart concert series; Christ and St. Stephen’s Church, New York.
  • December 2013: Gretel in Hansel and Gretel with the Rheinbeck Chamber Music Society and the Bard Graduate Vocal Arts Program
  • July 2013: Toronto Summer Music Festival‘s Art of Song Programme, two weeks of master classes with Elly Ameling and Julius Drake
  • June 2013: SICPP, the Summer Institute for Contemporary Performance Practice, in Boston. For a review of the final concert, click here.
  • April 2013: Opera Atelier’s The Magic Flute, with performances in Toronto and on tour in State College, Pennsylvania, and Columbus, Ohio.
  • March 2013: Anna Lindemann’s Theory of Flight at Yale University
  • December 2012: Handel’s Silete Venti and a new work by composer Mark Kuss, Slave Songs and Spirituals, with the Quodlibet Ensemble.
  • November-December 2012: Unsuk Chin’s Akrostichon Wortspiel with The Glenn Gould School’s New Music Ensemble.
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