Mostly Modern Festival
Jun
9
to Jun 23

Mostly Modern Festival

Rachel will be an artist in residence at the Mostly Modern Festival in Saratoga Springs this summer. Along with teaching lessons, masterclasses and workshops, she will perform in numerous concerts at Skidmore College’s Zankel Hall with colleagues Christopher Herbert and Timothy Long.

See the Mostly Modern Festival website for more info on attending concerts, as well as participating in the Institute.

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Yellow Barn Festival
Jun
30
to Aug 4

Yellow Barn Festival

Rachel will be spending the month of July at the prestegious international chamber music festival Yellow Barn in Putney, Vermont. She will perform Brett Dean’s Ophelia, Jörg Widmann’s Versuch über die Fuge, as well as several other chamber music and art song favorites. Stay tuned to find out more about each concert!

Yellow Barn

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Recital: Mostly Modern Music at the Mostly Modern Festival
Jun
10
7:30 PM19:30

Recital: Mostly Modern Music at the Mostly Modern Festival

Rachel will be joined by pianist Timothy Long and baritone Christopher Herbert for an evening of mostly modern music. They will explore some of the great music from the first half of the 20th century including Poulenc’s La courte paille, and selections of songs by Korngold and Florence Price, as well as dive into more contemporary music by composers such as Isabelle Aloukbar, John Metcalf, Chris DeBlasio, Robert Paterson, and Jeff Blumenkranz.

Mostly Modern Festival

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Mayfest: Cornell International Chamber Music Festival
May
21
8:00 PM20:00

Mayfest: Cornell International Chamber Music Festival

Rachel is thrilled to be participating in Mayfest (Cornell International Chamber Music Festival) during their 12th season. On this concert she will join local and guest artists alike in performing Schubert’s Auf dem Strom for soprano, piano, and horn. Don’t miss this opportunity to pair the budding of Ithaca’s spring with this uplifting repertoire.

Mayfest

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Mayfest: Cornell International Chamber Music Festival
May
20
8:00 PM20:00

Mayfest: Cornell International Chamber Music Festival

Rachel is thrilled to be participating in Mayfest (Cornell International Chamber Music Festival) during their 12th season. On this concert she will join local and guest artists alike in performing Strauss’s Alphorn for soprano, piano, and horn. Don’t miss this opportunity to pair the budding of Ithaca’s spring with this uplifting repertoire.

Mayfest

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Mayfest: Cornell International Chamber Music Festival
May
19
4:00 PM16:00

Mayfest: Cornell International Chamber Music Festival

Rachel is thrilled to be participating in Mayfest (Cornell International Chamber Music Festival) during their 12th season. On this concert she will join local and guest artists alike in performing Zemlinksy’s Maiblumen blühten überall for soprano and string sextet. Don’t miss this opportunity to pair the budding of Ithaca’s spring with this uplifting repertoire.

Mayfest

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Ithaca College: Mostly Modern Recital
Apr
20
4:00 PM16:00

Ithaca College: Mostly Modern Recital

  • Hockett Recital Hall, Ithaca College (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Rachel will be joined by pianist Timothy Long and baritone Christopher Herbert for an evening of mostly modern music. They will explore some of the great music from the first half of the 20th century including Poulenc’s La courte paille, and selections of songs by Korngold and Florence Price, as well as dive into more contemporary music by composers such as Isabelle Aloukbar, John Metcalf, Chris DeBlasio, Robert Paterson, and Jeff Blumenkranz.

Ithaca College Events

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Opera Ithaca's "Operatic Women and Modern Women: Empowerment Through Victimization"
Mar
30
8:00 PM20:00

Opera Ithaca's "Operatic Women and Modern Women: Empowerment Through Victimization"

Rachel will be joining the Opera Ithaca Community Ambassadors as they foster a discussion around the important topic of women and their portrayal in opera. Scenes from Don Giovanni, Carmen, and Lulu will be presented along with a discussion of how these operas treat their heroines and how, as modern women, we deal with characterizing and living with these roles. Rachel will be taking on the role of Lulu and will be joined by Alison Wahl (Donna Elvira), Dawn Pierce (Carmen), and Maria Rabbia at the piano.

Opera Ithaca

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Young Alyce in "Glory Denied"
Dec
2
4:00 PM16:00

Young Alyce in "Glory Denied"

Rachel will make her German operatic debut giving the European Premier of Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied with Amici Arts in Berlin, Germany. Glory Denied follows the harrowing story of Jim and Alyce Thompson as they deal with the fallout from his capture and imprisonment during the Vietnam war. Rachel will portray Young Alyce, the figure that Jim remembers from their first years together. Glory Denied is quickly establishing itself as one of the most important contemporary American operas, and Amici Arts is thrilled to be able to bring it to a European audience.

Amici Arts

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Young Alyce in "Glory Denied"
Nov
30
8:00 PM20:00

Young Alyce in "Glory Denied"

Rachel will make her German operatic debut giving the European Premier of Tom Cipullo’s Glory Denied with Amici Arts in Berlin, Germany. Glory Denied follows the harrowing story of Jim and Alyce Thompson as they deal with the fallout from his capture and imprisonment during the Vietnam war. Rachel will portray Young Alyce, the figure that Jim remembers from their first years together. Glory Denied is quickly establishing itself as one of the most important contemporary American operas, and Amici Arts is thrilled to be able to bring it to a European audience.

Amici Arts

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Baoding, China: American Roots Recital
Oct
14
7:30 PM19:30

Baoding, China: American Roots Recital

Rachel is joined by baritone Matthew Patrick Morris and pianist Ryan McCullough to perform an American-themed recital featuring solo and duet music that explores the roots and diversity of American music. They will present music from famed American-born composers Ives, Foster, Hopkinson, Burleigh, Beach, Gershwin, and Rodgers, as well as immigrant composers Rachmaninoff, Chen Yi, Korngold, Weil,l and Eisler. They will also feature duets by Rossini and Mozart, both of whom provided a springboard for the thriving American Opera repertoire that exists today. 

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Jining, China: American Roots Recital
Oct
13
7:30 PM19:30

Jining, China: American Roots Recital

Rachel is joined by baritone Matthew Patrick Morris and pianist Ryan McCullough to perform an American-themed recital featuring solo and duet music that explores the roots and diversity of American music. They will present music from famed American-born composers Ives, Foster, Hopkinson, Burleigh, Beach, Gershwin, and Rodgers, as well as immigrant composers Rachmaninoff, Chen Yi, Korngold, Weil,l and Eisler. They will also feature duets by Rossini and Mozart, both of whom provided a springboard for the thriving American Opera repertoire that exists today. 

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Xuzhou, China: American Roots Recital
Oct
12
7:30 PM19:30

Xuzhou, China: American Roots Recital

Rachel is joined by baritone Matthew Patrick Morris and pianist Ryan McCullough to perform an American-themed recital featuring solo and duet music that explores the roots and diversity of American music. They will present music from famed American-born composers Ives, Foster, Hopkinson, Burleigh, Beach, Gershwin, and Rodgers, as well as immigrant composers Rachmaninoff, Chen Yi, Korngold, Weil,l and Eisler. They will also feature duets by Rossini and Mozart, both of whom provided a springboard for the thriving American Opera repertoire that exists today. 

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Nanchang, China: American Roots Recital
Oct
8
7:30 PM19:30

Nanchang, China: American Roots Recital

Rachel is joined by baritone Matthew Patrick Morris and pianist Ryan McCullough to perform an American-themed recital featuring solo and duet music that explores the roots and diversity of American music. They will present music from famed American-born composers Ives, Foster, Hopkinson, Burleigh, Beach, Gershwin, and Rodgers, as well as immigrant composers Rachmaninoff, Chen Yi, Korngold, Weil,l and Eisler. They will also feature duets by Rossini and Mozart, both of whom provided a springboard for the thriving American Opera repertoire that exists today. 

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Harbin, China: American Roots Recital
Oct
7
7:30 PM19:30

Harbin, China: American Roots Recital

Rachel is joined by baritone Matthew Patrick Morris and pianist Ryan McCullough to perform an American-themed recital featuring solo and duet music that explores the roots and diversity of American music. They will present music from famed American-born composers Ives, Foster, Hopkinson, Burleigh, Beach, Gershwin, and Rodgers, as well as immigrant composers Rachmaninoff, Chen Yi, Korngold, Weil,l and Eisler. They will also feature duets by Rossini and Mozart, both of whom provided a springboard for the thriving American Opera repertoire that exists today. 

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Shenyang, China: American Roots Recital
Oct
6
7:30 PM19:30

Shenyang, China: American Roots Recital

Rachel is joined by baritone Matthew Patrick Morris and pianist Ryan McCullough to perform an American-themed recital featuring solo and duet music that explores the roots and diversity of American music. They will present music from famed American-born composers Ives, Foster, Hopkinson, Burleigh, Beach, Gershwin, and Rodgers, as well as immigrant composers Rachmaninoff, Chen Yi, Korngold, Weil,l and Eisler. They will also feature duets by Rossini and Mozart, both of whom provided a springboard for the thriving American Opera repertoire that exists today. 

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Heyuan, China: American Roots Recital
Oct
5
7:30 PM19:30

Heyuan, China: American Roots Recital

Rachel is joined by baritone Matthew Patrick Morris and pianist Ryan McCullough to perform an American-themed recital featuring solo and duet music that explores the roots and diversity of American music. They will present music from famed American-born composers Ives, Foster, Hopkinson, Burleigh, Beach, Gershwin, and Rodgers, as well as immigrant composers Rachmaninoff, Chen Yi, Korngold, Weil,l and Eisler. They will also feature duets by Rossini and Mozart, both of whom provided a springboard for the thriving American Opera repertoire that exists today. 

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An evening of Bernstein
Oct
2
7:30 PM19:30

An evening of Bernstein

  • Ithaca College Whalen School of Music (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Rachel joins her new colleagues at Ithaca College to honor Leonard Bernstein's Centenary with an evening of his vocal music. Come hear the classics like "Maria" from West Side Story, and some lesser-known pieces like his "Two Love Songs." 

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After Dinner Mint Showcase
Sep
17
7:00 PM19:00

After Dinner Mint Showcase

  • Ithaca College Whalen School of Music (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Rachel appears in concert for the first time at Ithaca College as part of the After Dinner Mint Faculty Showcase. She'll be performing excerpts from Pauline Viardot's arrangements of Chopin Mazurkas along side colleagues Mary Holzhauer and Alison Wahl. 

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NATS National Conference Recital, Las Vegas
Jun
22
to Jun 23

NATS National Conference Recital, Las Vegas

Rachel will be joined by pianist Hsin-Chiao Liao to perform at the 55th National Association of Teachers of Singing National Conference in Las Vegas. Rachel will be performing as part of her 2016 NATS Artist Award win and will be joined for a brief set by NATS Musical Theater Competition winner, Missy Wise. Stay tuned for info about the program!

NATS

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Artists for Social Justice "Arts in Conversation: LGBTQ+"
Oct
20
7:30 PM19:30

Artists for Social Justice "Arts in Conversation: LGBTQ+"

Artists for Social Justice, founded and directed by Rachel, puts on a third "Arts in Conversation" event, this time focused on LGBTQ+ issues. Rachel will be joined by local artists of many different disciplines including video, spoken word, dance and music. Join us to consider the innumerable ways that the LGBTQ+ community contributes to the arts. 

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