The Music Department at Mary Baldwin is pleased to announce the next Carl Broman Concert, featuring the award-winning young German baritone Samuel Hasselhorn. He will be joined by pianist Renate Rohlfing, and they will perform on Monday, April 3 on the Mary Baldwin campus. The program includes works of Schumann, Wolf, Schubert, Poulenc, and Britten.
Baritone Samuel Hasselhorn has been praised for his charismatic stage presence, stunning vocal ability, and for offering “moments of emotion and pure musicality that will not soon be forgotten” (Crescendo Magazine).
After winning First Prize at the 2015 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, he was also awarded First Prize in the 2017 Das Lied International Song Competition in Berlin.
Hasselhorn has performed in the U.S., Japan, Belgium, Luxemburg, France, and Germany, including performances at Carnegie Hall, the Gewandhaus Leipzig, and Notre Dame in Paris. In addition to performing recitals, he regularly appears in opera and oratorio, and his first CD, Nachtblicke, was released in December 2014 on the Classicclips label.
American pianist Renate Rohlfing has quickly established herself as one of her generation’s most versatile and sought-after collaborative pianists. She is active as a vocal accompanist, chamber musician, and orchestral pianist and performs with some of the world’s leading artists, including Anna Netrebko and Frederica von Stade.
“Audiences won’t want to miss this exciting concert,” Lise Keiter, Chair of the Mary Baldwin Music Department said. “They have chosen a great program, which everyone will enjoy.”
Their program includes many of the great Lieder of Schumann, Wolf, and Schubert, including Schumann’s beautiful Du bist wie eine Blume, along with Schubert’s Wanderers Nachtlied II, Der blinde Knabe, and the very exciting and virtuosic Erlkönig. They will also perform several selections by Francis Poulenc, along with a set of familiar songs by Benjamin Britten (including Oliver Cromwell and O waly, waly).
The show starts at 7:30 p.m. in Francis Auditorium; tickets may be purchased at the door and are $25 for the General Public, $20 for seniors, and $5 for non-MBU students. To purchase tickets online or for more information, visit https://go.marybaldwin.edu/arts/music/ or call 540-887-7294.