Spire Series: First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church

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Friday, March 1, 2013 | Start Time: 08:00 PM

First and Franklin Street Presbyterian Church | Baltimore








Ah Young Hong, soprano
Michael Sheppard, piano

featuring: Samuel Barber, Knoxville: Summer of 1915; Lori Laitman, Four Dickinson Songs, John Corigliano, Mr. Tambourine Man: Seven Poems of Bob Dylan.

Soprano Ah Young Hong has been praised by The New York Times for her “lovely voice with round, soft low notes and a sugar-sweet top.” Her concert work includes performances with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Folger Consort, The Lincoln Symphony Orchestra, the Magnolia Baroque Festival and Harmonious Blacksmith. Ms. Hong is a member of the voice faculty at The Peabody Conservatory.

A pianist of dazzling virtuosity and penetrating musicianship, Michael Sheppard was trained by Leon Fleisher at The Peabody Conservatory. As an American Pianists Association Classical Fellow, Michael has performed throughout Asia, the Middle East and Europe, and frequently performs with the Monument Trio.