A FOUR CONCERT SERIES

It is with great pleasure that we announce the inaugural season of the Sag Harbor Song Festival.

 

The ingredients promise a world class experience of music in a setting of intrinsic beauty and an intimacy of presentation. A four-concert festival spanning three evenings and culminating with a matinee performance, the performances will consist of a mixture of operatic repertory, musical theatre, songs and lieder covering a musical panorama and highlighting the talent of six rising stars of immense talent. These singers have appeared on the stages of the Metropolitan Opera, San Francisco Opera, the Aix-en-Provence Festival, the Bayerische Opera, Staatstheater Stuttgart, and in venues from the White House to St. Patrick's Cathedral.

 

We are very fortunate to have for the musical planning of the Program two colleagues whose combined efforts in the cause of music speak for themselves. Brad Woolbright, Artistic Director, and Robert Tweten, Musical Director, for the Festival, have a combined seven plus decades in the world of music.

SINGERS

Anna Christy, soprano 

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Leah Hawkins, soprano 

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Sarah Coit, mezzo-soprano

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Jonathan Johnson, tenor

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Jarrett Ott, baritone

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David Leigh, bass

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ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - BRAD WOOLBRIGHT

Recently retired from The Santa Fe Opera (after 43 years) as Director of Artistic Administration, Mr. Woolbright has been involved in the presentation of over 40 American and World Premieres.  He has served as a judge of numerous vocal competitions, including the Richard Tucker Award and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

MUSIC DIRECTOR - ROBERT TWETEN

Maestro Tweten has performed extensively as both a pianist and conductor throughout the US and his native Canada, and currently holds the position of Head of Music Staff for The Santa Fe Opera and Music Director of Graduate Opera Studies for the New England Conservatory.  He has performed with many of the industry's most prominent singers and instrumentalists. More information can be found on his website: http://www.roberttweten.com/

 
 
 
 
 
Repertoire

 

Tornami a vagheggiar (from Alcina)

Piangerò la sorte mia (from Giulio Cesare)

            Anna Christy, soprano 

 

Salut, demeure chaste et pure (from Faust

            Jonathan Johnson, tenor 

 

Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen (Songs of a Wayfarer) 

            Sarah Coit, mezzo-soprano 

 

Au fond du temple saint (from Les pécheurs de perles

            Jonathan Johnson and Jarrett Ott, baritone 

 

  • Intermission 

 

Dunque io son (from Il Barbiere di Siviglia

            Sarah Coit and Jarrett Ott 

 

Hatsu Koi 

Hamabe no Uta 

Kono michi 

            Anna Christy 

 

Now have I fed and eaten up the rose (Three Songs Op. 45) 

A Green Lowland of Pianos  

O boundless, boundless Evening  

            Jarrett Ott 

 

Solitary Hotel (from Despite and Still Op. 41 #4) 

            Jarrett Ott 

 

Sure on This Shining Night 

            Jarett Ott 

 

Dal labbro il canto (from Falstaff

            Jonathan Johnson 

 

Bella figlia dell’ amore (Rigoletto Quartet) 

            Anna Christy, Sarah Coit, Jonathan Johnson and Jarrett Ott 

Thursday, September 29th

 

Handel

Handel

 

Gounod

Mahler

Bizet

Rossini

Koshitani

Narita

Yamada

Samuel Barber

Samuel Barber

Samuel Barber

Verdi

Verdi

 

Der Engel (Wesendonck Lieder
Stehe still!  
Im Treibhaus 
Schmerzen  
Träume 

            Leah Hawkins, soprano 

 

Svegliatevi nel core (from Giulio Cesare

Cara speme 

            Sarah Coit, mezzo-soprano 

 

Ella giammai m’amò  (from Don Carlo

            David Leigh, bass 

 

Io son l’umile ancella (from Adriana Lecouvrer

            Leah Hawkins 

 

  • Intermission 

 

Dein ist mein ganzes Herz (from Das Land des Lächelns

            Jonathan Johnson, tenor 

 

La flûte de Pan (Chansons de Bilitis

La chevelure 

Le tombeau des Naiades 

            Sarah Coit 

 

Go Down, Moses  

Oh Waly Waly 

Poor Wayfarin’ Stranger 

Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho 

            David Leigh 

 

New York Lights (from A View from the Bridge

            Jonathan Johnson 

 

Vissi d’arte (from Tosca

            Leah Hawkins 

Friday, September 30th

 

 

Wagner 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Handel 

 

 

 

Verdi 

 

 

Francesco Cilea 

 

 

 

 

Franz Lehar 

 

 

Debussy 

 

 

 

 

Traditional 

 Arr. D. Leigh 

 

 

 

William Bolcom 

 

 

Puccini

 

 

Come un’ape ne’giorni d’aprile (from La Cenerentola)

            Jarrett Ott, baritone

 

Idolatry (Songs of Separation

Poéme 

Parted 

If You Should Go 

A Black Pierrot 

            Leah Hawkins, soprano 

 

Wie schön ist doch die Musik (from Die Schweigsame Frau

            David Leigh, bass 

 

Ich wollt’ ein Sträusslein binden 

Ständchen 

Ich sehe wie in einem Spiegel  

            Anna Christy, soprano 

 

Les chemins de l’amour 

            Leah Hawkins 

 

  • Intermission 

 

Chanson Romanesque (from Don Quichotte à Dulcinée

Chanson épique 

Chanson à boire 

            Jarrett Ott 

 

Five romances on words from the journal Krokodil, Op. 121 

1. First-hand Testimony  
2. A Hard Wish to Fulfill 
3. Caution 
4. Irinka and the Shepherd 
5. Excessive Enthusiasm  

            David Leigh 

 

Waitin’ 

Amor 

            Anna Christy 

 

Merry Widow Duet (from The Merry Widow

            Leah Hawkins and Jarrett Ott 

 

O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi

            Anna Christy 

Saturday, October 1st

 

 

Rossini 

 

 

William Grant Still 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Richard Strauss 

 

 

Richard Strauss 

 

 

 

 

Poulenc 

 

 

 

 

Ravel 

 

 

 

 

Shostakovich 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

William Bolcom 

 

 

 

Lehar 

 

 

Puccini 

 

L’Invitation au Voyage 

Phidylé  

Chanson triste 

La vie antérieure 

            Jonathan Johnson, tenor 

 

La vie en rose 

            Leah Hawkins, soprano 

 

Man of La Mancha medley 

            David Leigh, bass 

 

Lieben, Hassen, Hoffen, Zagen (Harlequin’s aria) (from Ariadne auf Naxos

            Jarrett Ott, baritone 

 

Kein andres (from Capriccio

            Jonathan Johnson 

 

Hab mir’s gelobt (from Der Rosenkavalier

            Leah Hawkins; Anna Christy, soprano; Sarah Coit, mezzo-soprano 

 

  • Intermission 

 

On the Steps of the Palace (from Into the Woods

            Anna Christy 

 

Maria (from West Side Story

            Jonathan Johnson 

 

Unusual Way (from Nine

            Sarah Coit 

 

The Boy From… (from The Mad Show

            Sarah Coit 

 

Lily’s Eyes (from The Secret Garden

            Jonathan Johnson and Jarrett Ott 

 

Popular (from Wicked

            Anna Christy 

 

If Ever I Would Leave You (from Camelot)                                   

            Jarrett Ott 

 

Some Enchanted Evening (from South Pacific

            Jarrett Ott 

 

If I were a rich man (from Fiddler on the Roof

            David Leigh 

 

Climb Every Mountain (from Sound of Music

            Leah Hawkins 

 

Make Our Garden Grow (from Candide

            Anna Christy, Leah Hawkins, Sarah Coit, Jonathan Johnson,                        Jarrett Ott, David Leigh 

Sunday, October 2nd

 

 

Henri Duparc 

 

 

 

 

 

Edith Piaf 

 

 

Mitch Leigh 

 

 

Richard Strauss 

 

 

 

Richard Strauss 

 

 

Richard Strauss 

 

 

 

 

Sondheim 

 

 

Bernstein 

 

 

Maury Yeston 

 

 

Mary Rodgers & 

Sondheim 

 

Lucy Simon & Marsha Norman 

 

Stephen Schwarz 

 

 

Lerner & Loewe 

 

 

Rodgers &

Hammerstein 

 

Bock & Harnick 

 

 

Rodgers & Hammerstein 

 

Bernstein 

TICKETS​​

Individual Tickets: $75

Ticket Package (Includes four tickets): $250