Recital: Changsha Concert Hall, China
Mar
28
8:00 pm20:00

Recital: Changsha Concert Hall, China

  • Changsha China

Rachel joins pianists Jonathan Korth and Bichuan Li in presenting an evening of traditional and contemporary art song and solo piano repertoire. Rachel and Jonathan will perform some favorite Rachmaninoff hits, some British gems by Quilter, Gurney and Finzi and a set of Scandinavian songs by Grieg, Rangström and Sibelius. Also on the program will be some unusual contemporary piano music by Moritz Eggert, Arvo Pärt, Annie Gosfield and Thomas Osborne, as well as Schubert's Impromptu No. 3. 

Crumb: Apparition
Mar
21
7:30 pm19:30

Crumb: Apparition

  • Orvis Auditorium

Rachel makes a guest appearance on a recital of contemporary piano music by Jonathan Korth. Many of the pieces will involve the extended use of the piano - playing inside on the strings, outside on the body and frame, and with various 'props.' The recital will feature music by Takuma Itoh, Thomas Osborne, Donald Womack and Moritz Eggert, and Rachel will join Jonathan to perform George Crumb's Apparition

University of Hawai'i at Manoa Music Department Events

Solo Recital - Hawai'i Concert Society
Mar
12
7:30 pm19:30

Solo Recital - Hawai'i Concert Society

  • University of Hawaii at Hilo Concert Hall Hilo, HI

Rachel and long-time collaborator, pianist Jonathan Korth return to the Big Island of Hawai'i to perform a solo recital on the Hawai'i Concert Society series in Hilo. They will be joined by clarinetist Jim Moffit and will perform works such as Schubert's "The Shepherd on the Rock."

Hawai'i Concert Society

Solo Recital: University of Hawai'i at Manoa
Feb
26
7:30 pm19:30

Solo Recital: University of Hawai'i at Manoa

  • Orvis Auditorium

Hawai'i favorites, soprano Rachel Schutz and pianist Jonathan Korth, joined by clarinetist-extraordinaire Jim Moffit, present an evening of traditional and unusual art song and chamber music from around the world. They begin with Schubert's iconic "The Shepherd on the Rock," a piece that essentially started the genre of chamber music with voice. They'll also introduce Hawai'i audiences to some jazzy Jack Gottlieb trios, as well as give a preview to the world premier of Jeff Myer's "The Hula Manō" set to Hawaiian text. Paired with these trio pieces will be some hyper-romantic songs of Sergei Rachmaninoff, some lesser-known Scandinavian art songs by Grieg, Rangström and Sibelius, and finally Benjamin Britten's epic "Les Illuminations."

University of Hawaii at Manoa Music Department Events

Pacific Harp Project: Atherton Studios
Feb
18
7:30 pm19:30

Pacific Harp Project: Atherton Studios

  • Hawaii Public Radio Atherton Studios

Rachel joins award-winning harpist Megan Bledsoe Ward and her Pacific Harp Project for an evening of chamber music for voice, harp and piano, accompanied by pianist Susan Reed. The trio will perform lesser-known works by 19th century composers Tournier, Caplet, and Hensel, as well as exciting contemporary repertoire including a piece specifically written for Rachel, "Nottamun Town," by Peter Winkler. 

Hawaii Public Radio Atherton Studio

Solo Recital - Maui Arts and Cultural Center
Feb
2
7:30 pm19:30

Solo Recital - Maui Arts and Cultural Center

  • Maui Arts and Cultural Center

Hawaii favorites, soprano Rachel Schutz and pianist Jonathan Korth, present an evening of traditional and unusual art song from around the world. In the first half of this diverse program, the two will take a tour around Europe. You'll hear them undertake masterpieces by Schubert, Schumann and Strauss and a few hyper-romantic songs of Sergei Rachmaninoff, while also exploring the some lesser-known Scandinavian art songs by Grieg, Rangström and Sibelius. For the second half, they turn their attention to popular and contemporary art music of the United States. George Crumb's iconic Apparition, for amplified piano and voice, will be paired with a selection of favorite Gershwin songs from his American Song Book.

Maui Arts and Cultural Center

Andriessen's "M is for Man, Music, Mozart"
Dec
4
7:00 pm19:00

Andriessen's "M is for Man, Music, Mozart"

  • University of Hawaii at Manoa Orvis Auditorium Honolulu, HI

Rachel appears as a special guest artist with the University of Hawai'i Wind Ensemble and maestro Jeffrey Boeckman to perform Louis Andriessen's M is for Man, Music, Mozart. This under-performed and unusual piece is not to be missed!

Solo Recital - Final Doctoral Recital
Nov
21
7:00 pm19:00

Solo Recital - Final Doctoral Recital

Rachel performs her Final Doctoral Recital at Stony Brook University with pianist Jonathan Korth. They will begin by exploring some lesser-known Scandinavian art song by Grieg, Nielsen, Rangström and Sibelius, and then move on to Benjamin Britten's iconic Les illuminations. The second half will open with Debussy's charming Ariettes Oubliées and they will end with Four Whitman Settings by contemporary British composer Oliver Knudsen.

Solo Recital Tour of Thailand
Sep
20
Sep 30

Solo Recital Tour of Thailand

Rachel and pianist Jonathan Korth head to Thailand to perform a program of opera, art song and classical musical theater. They'll be appearing in Bangkok, Phuket and Chiang Mai so stay tuned for more details!

NATSAA Finals
Jul
7
Jul 8

NATSAA Finals

  • Chicago

After winning the competitive Easter Region, Rachel competes in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Artist Award competition. 

Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition Finals
Jun
27
Jul 2

Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition Finals

  • University of Cape Town

Rachel has made it to the finals of the prestigious Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition which is taking place in Cape Town, South Africa this year. Stay tuned to hear how she does! 

Musetta in La Bohème
May
1
3:00 pm15:00

Musetta in La Bohème

  • Staller Center

Rachel makes her debut as Musetta in Puccini's masterpiece La Bohème with the Stony Brook Opera and Timothy Long conducting. 

Musetta in La Bohème
Apr
30
8:00 pm20:00

Musetta in La Bohème

  • Staller Center

Rachel makes her debut as Musetta in Puccini's masterpiece La Bohème with the Stony Brook Opera with Timothy Long conducting. 

Recital: Pierrot Lunaire and Friends
Mar
28
8:00 pm20:00

Recital: Pierrot Lunaire and Friends

  • Stony Brook University Staller Center Recital Hall

Rachel performs Schoenberg's epic Pierrot Lunaire for the first time. It will be paired with Berg's intensely lyrical Seven Early Songs with Hsin-Chiao Liao at the piano. 

Lecture Recital: Contemporary Welsh Art Song
Mar
8
2:45 pm14:45

Lecture Recital: Contemporary Welsh Art Song

  • Stony Brook University Staller Center, 3317

Rachel performs a lecture-recital that investigates the dual issues of nationalism and cosmopolitanism and how they affect the composition of art song in contemporary Wales. She will feature songs by William Mathias, Alun Hoddinott, Dilys Elwyn-Edwards, John Metcalfe and Rhian Samuel and will be joined by Daniel Anastasio on piano. 

Gloria in Handel's "O come chiare e belle"
Feb
14
3:00 pm15:00

Gloria in Handel's "O come chiare e belle"

  • Staller Center Recital Hall

Rachel plays the role of Gloria in Handel's miniature opera O come chaire e belle. It is one of Handel's earliest operatic endeavors and features music that he later repurposed in his more famous operas such as Alcina. Directed by famed baroque dancer and choreographer Catherine Turocy and conducted by renowned harpsichordist Arthur Hass. 

Gloria in Handel's "O come chiare e belle"
Feb
12
8:00 pm20:00

Gloria in Handel's "O come chiare e belle"

  • 2nd Presbyterian Church

Rachel plays the role of Gloria in Handel's miniature opera O come chaire e belle. It is one of Handel's earliest operatic endeavors and features music that he later repurposed in his more famous operas such as Alcina. Directed by famed baroque dancer and choreographer Catherine Turocy and conducted by renowned harpsichordist Arthur Hass. 

Georege Crumb: Apparition
Dec
10
8:00 pm20:00

Georege Crumb: Apparition

  • Staller Center Recital Hall

Rachel performs George Crumb's seminal work Apparition for voice an amplified piano on the Stony Brook University Contemporary Chamber Players concert. She is joined by Miles Massicotte on piano. 

Solo Recital, Stony Brook University
Nov
29
7:00 pm19:00

Solo Recital, Stony Brook University

  • Staller Center for the Arts

Rachel joins long-time collaborator Jonathan Korth for a recital featuring George Crumb's seminal work, "Apparition" for soprano and amplified piano, and the world premier of Jeff Myers' "He mele no Kane" (A song for Kane) which written specifically for Rachel and Jonathan.  Joining these exciting pieces will be a set of songs by Ottorino Respighi, Fanny Hensel (Mendelssohn), a group of British songs by Clarke, Gurney and Walton. 

Recital: "From Antiquity"
Sep
21
7:00 pm19:00

Recital: "From Antiquity"

  • Staller Center for the Arts Recital Hall

Join Rachel as she explores music that takes its inspiration from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. She'll be performing lute songs by Dowland, Rosseter and Purcell, Larsen's "Try me, good King" and Schönberg's "Jane Grey" that found inspiration in the lives of 16th-Century British monarchs, a set of Reichardt songs is set to poetry written half a millennium ago by Petrarch, a group of neo-classical Hahn songs and Rodrigo's "Cuatro madrigales amatorios" that take the musical styles of the renaissance and baroque as their starting points. She'll be joined on stage by Hsin-Chiao Liao on piano and Kevin Devine on harpsichord.