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Arnold Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire at Constellation

  • Constellation Chicago 3111 North Western Avenue Chicago, IL, 60618 United States (map)

Chicago-based contemporary chamber players Shi-An Costello (piano), Zachary Good (clarinet), Myra Hinrichs (violin), Sonia Mantell (cello) and Allison Poh (flute) join up with mezzo-soprano Julia Bentley in a performance of Arnold Schoenberg's dazzling song-cycle, Pierrot Lunaire. Julia Bentley is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Voice and Graduate Voice Pedagogy at the University of Missouri. Her engagements range from the operatic stage (in roles such as Cendrillon and Carmen), to Grammy-nominated recordings with the New Budapest Orpheum Society, to performances of Le Marteau sans Maître with Pierre Boulez. She has presented for the New Music Gathering, CMS, NATS, and The Voice Foundation on practical vocal acoustics, instrumental paradigms applied to vocal technique, and implementing collaboration between voice and composition departments, as well as via more broadly-conceived interdisciplinary projects.

"Unleashing her rich, dark-tinged mezzo to its fullest, Bentley turned Antigona’s unpredictable leaps and turns into a seamless river of sound." -Wynne Delacoma, Chicago Classical Review

"Shi-An trouve la profondeur dans chaque note." -Philippe Leroux

Julia Bentley - voice
Allison Poh - flute
Zachary Good - clarinet
Myra Hinrichs - violin
Sonia Mantell - cello
Shi-An Costello - piano