Christie Finn, soprano

Sunday, March 9 | 4:00 p.m.
Christie Finn, soprano
Fine Arts Recital Hall

Christie Finn (’07 Music) presents a program of contemporary works featuring:

  • Linda Dusman (professor of Music): Triptych of Gossips (with violinist Airi Yoshioka, associate professor of Music)
  • Georges Aperghis: Récitations pour voix seule

A two-time winner of an interpretation prize at the International Stockhausen Concerts and Courses (Kürten, Germany), American soprano Christie Finn is actively involved in the world of contemporary performance and new music theater. In recent seasons, Finn has performed as a soloist with the Asko | Schönberg Ensemble (Netherlands), VocaalLAB(Amsterdam, Netherlands), the Hezarfen Ensemble (Istanbul, Turkey), and several ensembles in New York City, including ekmeles, the S.E.M. EnsembleExperiments in Opera, and Tactus. Upcoming performance highlights for 2014 include Ligeti’s Aventures and Nouvelles Aventures (Esslingen, Stuttgart, & Saarbrücken), a reprise performance of the complete Récitations of Georges Aperghis (Ithaca, New York), and Stockhausen’s Stimmung as part of the Festival Mixtur (Barcelona).

Recent performance highlights include the complete Récitations of Georges Aperghis as part of the first annual Resonant Bodies Festival (New York City), Sofia Gubaidulina’s Homage à  T. S. Eliot at the Muziekgebouw aan ‘t IJ (Amsterdam) with the Asko | Schönberg Ensemble, a concert of premieres in Chicago with her experimental music duo NOISE-BRIDGE, Luciano Berio’s sequenza iii for the opening of a new art exhibit at the Landesmuseum Niederösterreich (Austria), Unsuk Chin’s Akrostichon-Wortspiel with the György Ligeti Academy as part of the Muziekzomer Festival Gelderland  2012 (Netherlands), the U.S. premiere of Luigi Nono’s Quando Stanno Morendo (Soprano II) with ekmeles, and several experimental music theater productions with the Studio für Stimmkunst und Neues Musiktheater in Stuttgart (Germany).  Recent music theater productions outside of Stuttgart include Jason Cady’s comic book/sitcom opera Happiness is the Problem with Experiments in Opera in Brooklyn, Georges Aperghis’ Sextuor: L’origine des Espèces (New York premiere), and VocaalLAB’s 2011 production of MonteverdISH (cover).

Finn is a graduate of the Manhattan School of Music’s Contemporary Performance Program, where she studied with Lucy Shelton. Finn also holds a Master of Music in Voice from Southern Methodist University (Dallas, Texas), where she studied with Joan Heller, and a Bachelor of Arts in Music with a minor in Modern Languages & Linguistics from UMBC, where she was a Linehan Artist Scholar.

$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID. Tickets will be available in February 2014.

Photo: Helmut Lackinger

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