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LBMF: The American Sabbath

Sunday, February 11, 2018 3:00PM

LBMF: The American Sabbath
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2018-19 Single Tickets will go on sale in the summer.

Laguna Playhouse

Part of the 2018 Laguna Beach Music Festival
Festival Sponsors: Judith and Howard Jelinek & Lauren and Richard Packard

Festival Artistic Director
Nicholas Phan, tenor
Alyson Cambridge, soprano
Myra Huang, piano
Shannon McGinnis, piano
Doug Peck, piano

“American Spirit”
BERNSTEIN: Simple Song from Mass
BARBER: selections from Hermit Songs
COPLAND: selections from Old American Songs
CARTER: Cantata

“There’s Something About Mary”

Spiritual: Who Was Mary? Mary Was Queen of Galilee
M. Lowry & B. Greene: Mary, Did You Know?

Mary’s Life
Cherry Tree Carol
Chris Eaton & Amy Grant: Breath of Heaven
Hugo Wolf: Nun wandre, Maria from Spanisches Liederbuch
Alfred Bryan & Larry Stock: A Cradle in Bethlehem
Spiritual: Weepin’ Mary

Songs of Praise
Jason Robert Brown: Christmas Lullaby from ‘Songs for a New World’
McCartney/Lennon: Let it Be
Heart/Patty Griffin: Mary

In his final program, "The American Sabbath," Nicholas Phan and special guests take listeners on a musical road trip exploring the American art song tradition through songs of faith and praise, and a program that explores the life and influence of the Virgin Mary told through songs spanning all genres: German Lieder, Spirituals, Rock, R&B, Broadway, among others. The program features everything from Bernstein, Barber, and Copland to Patty Griffin, Lennon and McCartney.

Appearing regularly in the world's premiere concert halls, music festivals and opera houses, Grammy-nominated American tenor Nicholas Phan continues to distinguish himself as one of the most compelling tenors performing today. His many opera credits include appearances with the Los Angeles Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Chicago Opera Theater, Seattle Opera, Portland Opera, Glyndebourne Opera, Maggio Musicale in Florence, Deutsche Oper am Rhein, and Frankfurt Opera. His growing repertoire includes the title roles in Acis and Galatea and Candide, Almaviva in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Nemorino in L'elisir d'amore, Fenton in Falstaff, Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Don Ottavio in Don Giovanni, and Lurcanio in Ariodante.