St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

Fleur Barron – soprano, Bretton Brown – piano

Tuesday, 23 October at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

Fleur Barron – soprano, Bretton Brown – pianoFleur Barron – soprano, Bretton Brown – piano

F Schreker

Ach, noch so jung

Im Garten unter der Linde

Das hungernde Kind

Die Rosen und der Flieder

A von Zemlinsky

Six Songs after Poems by Maurice Maeterlinck, op. 13

  i. Die drei Schwestern

 ii. Die Mädchen mit den verbundenen Augen

iii. Lied der Jungfrau

iv. Als ihr Geliebter schied

 v. Und kehrt er einst heim

vi. Sie kam zum Schloss gegangen

C Ives

Tom Sails Away; In Flanders Fields;The Light that is Felt

X Montsalvatge

Cinco canciones negras

  i. Cuba dentro de un piano

 ii. Punto de Habanera

iii. Chévere

iv. Canción de cuna para dormer a un negrito

 v. Canto negro

Hailed as a 'charismatic star' by the Boston Globe and as a 'striking looking young woman with an intriguingly dark and complex voice' by Opera News, British-Singaporean mezzo Fleur Barron is a Britten-Pears Young Artist, the recipient of the 2016 Jackson Prize for Excellence from the Tanglewood Music Festival, awarded to one outstanding young singer each year, and the 1st Prize Winner of the 2013 Liederkranz Competition.

In the 2018-2019 season, Fleur sings Olga (Eugene Onegin) with Opéra de Toulon; Maddalena (Rigoletto) with Northern Ireland Opera; Balkis in Offenbach's Barkouf with Opéra National du Rhin; Baba the Turk in The Rake's Progress at La Monnaie and Aldeburgh Festival; and the title role Carmen with Diva Opera. Fleur also performs several recitals with Julius Drake in Spain and the U.K.; appears in additional recitals at the Oxford Lieder, Two Moors, and Purbeck Chamber Music Festivals; and will be artist-in-residence at the Ojai Festival (U.S.) under the helm of Barbara Hannigan. She also has her first CD release with the Berkeley Ensemble for the Resonus Classics label of selected works by composer Michael Berkeley.

Fleur holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music and Columbia University. She is currently an Equilibrium Young Artist under the mentorship of Barbara Hannigan. Now based in London, Fleur was born in Ireland and grew up in Hong Kong, London and New York.

Bretton Brown is an American pianist, educated at Yale, the New England Conservatory and Juilliard. In recital, he has accompanied notable musicians including Renée Fleming, Christian McBride and Tine Thing Helseth. He has performed in Wigmore Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Shriver Hall and Le Nouveau Siècle in Lille. As répétiteur, he helped prepare the world premiere of Sir George Benjamin's Lessons in Love and Violence at the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, in addition to further performances at Dutch National Opera. He also assisted Benjamin in the American and Canadian premieres of Written on Skin.

Brown is a vocal coach at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and has also served as professor of collaborative piano at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in the United States. He won prizes for music and poetry at Yale and upon completing his doctorate, received Juilliard's prize for the best dissertation for his work on the music of Gustav Holst. (Photo credit: Arthur Moeller)

British-Singaporean mezzo Fleur Barron is a Britten-Pears young artist, the recipient of the Jackson Prize for Excellence from the Tanglewood Music Festival, and the 1st Prize Winner of the 2013 Liederkranz Competition.

Bretton Brown is an American pianist, educated at Yale, the New England Conservatory and Juilliard. In recital, he has accompanied notable musicians including Renée Fleming, Christian McBride and Tine Thing Helseth. He has performed in Wigmore Hall, Alice Tully Hall, Shriver Hall and le Nouveau Siècle in Lille.