Afternoon Concert with Nancy Allen Lundy, soprano, and Douglas Jay Martin, piano

October 8, 2016 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
BYRDCLIFFE Kleinert/James Center for the Arts
36 Tinker Street

Songs by John Cage, Ruth Crawford-Seeger, Aaron Copland, Benjamin Britten, and Samuel Barber.

For the third year running, the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild is proud to present a free concert to its members and those of Maverick Concerts–Byrdcliffe’s collaborative partner in both music and visual art. This concert series is curated by the incomparable Alexander Platt, Music Director of Maverick Concerts.

Soprano Nancy Allen Lundy has sung recitals, orchestral concerts, and opera with Maverick Concerts, Windham Chamber Music Festival and Phoenicia International Festival of the Voice. Her varied career performing music from centuries past as well as world premieres of some of today’s most regaled composers has taken her around the world singing leading roles at such companies as Houston Grand, New York City Opera, Netherlands Opera, San Francisco, La Scala, Philadelphia, Rome, Cincinnati, Hawaii, Vancouver, Spoleto USA, Bregenz, Austria, Lyon, English National and Santiago, Chili. She has appeared as a soloist with renowned orchestras including Tokyo’s NHK, Philadelphia, Montreal Symphony at Carnegie Hall, BBC Orchestra, Vienna’s Radio Orchestra, Hamburg, Brussels, Swedish National, Genoa, Gulbenkian Foundation in Lisbon, and Munich. She is featured on the DVDs of Academy Award winning composer (Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon) Tan Dun’s Tea: A Mirror of Soul and Marco Polo. Ms. Lundy will appear this October at Carnegie’s Zankel Hall with the American Composer’s Orchestra in David Del Tredici’s Dracula. In April 2017 she will reprise the role of Zina in A Dog’s Heart with Netherlands Opera in Amsterdam.

Conductor and pianist Douglas Jay Martin is one of not many people who can say they’ve conducted 100 performances of Puccini’s La Bohème. He was one of two conductors of Baz Luhrmann’s La Bohème on Broadway. The opera was sung without cuts in Italian with 28 piece orchestras in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles. Mr. Martin has a Performer’s Certificate in piano from SUNY Fredonia, and a Masters of Music degree in piano performance from University of Indiana, Bloomington, where he worked extensively with Virginia Zeani and John Wustman. Maestro Martin will be conducting Die Fledermaus in the 2016 holiday season for Amore Opera in New York City. Last season Maestro Martin conducted a gala at Amore which featured Met singers Francisco Casanova and Aprile Millo. Mr. Martin has treasured an association of almost 20 years with the astounding Eve Queler who will celebrate her 50th year with Opera Orchestra of New York this coming season.

The recital is generously funded by Paul Washington, Vice President of the Board of Directors of the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild and a trustee of Maverick Concerts.

The concert starts at 4:00 pm. A reception will follow.

Please call 845.679.2079 or email to let us know if you plan to attend this free concert. Seats are given first to members of Byrdcliffe and Maverick Concerts; if space remains, the event will be opened up to the general community.

Douglas Martin and Nancy Allen Lundy
Photo credit: Douglas Jay Martin photo by Lance Evans.