General admission seating is available on a first-come-first-served basis at Assumption University’s Curtis Performance Hall.
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Music Worcester welcomes acclaimed soprano Jeanine De Bique and celebrated recitalist Warren Jones to Central Massachusetts for a program featuring lieder and songs by composers including Benjamin Britten, Hugo Wolf, and H. T. Burleigh, as well as Caribbean folk songs.
Jeanine De Bique has been described as “one of the most exciting sopranos to catch onstage these days. Animated, joyful, and technically flawless, the Trinidadian vocalist with the light, starry voice that soars before landing on audiences’ ears like a musical meteor shower” (Operawire) and a “sheer endless wealth of colour and nuances[…] a radiant, free-floating timbre.” (Opernwelt)
Highlights in 2022-23, Ms De Bique returns to the Opéra National de Paris as Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro, to Salzburg Festival as Teculihuatzin / Dona Luisa in a Peter Sellars’ production of The Indian Queen, to Theater an der Wien as Nicrotis in a new production of Handel’s Belshazzar by Marie-Eve Signeyrole and gives her house and role debut at Opernhaus Zurich as Isabel in George Benjamin’s Lessons in Love and Violence.
Mirrors, Ms De Bique’s first solo-CD with Concerto Köln was released by Berlin Classics in 2021 to outstanding reviews. The album received the 2022 Opus Klassik Award for best solo recording Vocal, an Edison Klassiek Award, Diapason d’Or découverte and the Editor’s Choice award in Gramophone, Fono Forum and Opera Magazines earlier this year. The program was presented in Europe and filmed for Arte Tv Concert.
WARREN JONES—pianist, master teacher, chamber musician, conductor, and vocal coach—was born in Washington, DC and grew up in North Carolina. A resident of New York City, Mr. Jones is a former member of the Collaborative Piano Faculty at the Manhattan School of Music. He has served as Artist-in-Residence in Music at the Mason Gross School of Music at Rutgers University, and Artist-in-Residence in Opera at New England Conservatory and at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts. For many years he was the head of the Vocal Piano program during summers at the Music Academy of the West in Santa Barbara, CA.
His credentials as a musical jurist are impeccable: he was on the jury of the First China International Piano Competition in Beijing in 2019 as well as the Montreal International Vocal Competition in 2018, and has served on the juries of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition, the Naumberg Awards, and the Metropolitan Opera Auditions.
Mr. Jones has been invited three times to the White House in Washington to perform at state dinners, and he has been a guest at the United States Supreme Court for their annual musicales on three occasions.
As a conductor, Mr. Jones has led opera performances of Mozart, Rossini, Donizetti, Mascagni, Bernstein, and Menotti, as well as the 2014 world premiere at Houston Grand Opera of Iain Bell’s setting of A Christmas Carol, starring Jay Hunter Morris and directed by Simon Cowell.
“sheer endless wealth of colour and nuances […] a radiant, free-floating timbre.”
Enjoy Jeanine De Bique‘s full collection of live performance videos and more on YouTube: