Bass-baritone Robert Osborne will join the New York Chamber Ensemble in a performance at Vassar College's Skinner Hall on Friday, November 30, at 8 p.m. The concert, sponsored by the Department of Music, is free and open to the public.
Conductor Alan Kay will guide the musicians through an evening of work by Handel, Bach, Poulenc, Biber, and Feldman.
The New York Chamber Ensemble, founded in 1987, consists of 14 musicians, and presents over 100 concerts, radio broadcasts, and educational programs each season. Ensemble appearances at Lincoln Center, on National Public Radio, on CDs, national tours, and at summer festivals have earned it a reputation as a leading performer of the chamber repertoire.
The group melds an ancient art form with multi-media programs integrating sight and sound. It stands at the forefront of the effort to bring this rich and varied music into the mainstream of America's concert halls.
A lecturer in Vassar's Department of Music, Robert Osborne has sung throughout the U.S., Europe, Russia, and Asia under such conductors as Leonard Bernstein. He has appeared on
the PBS Great Performances broadcast, the BBC Omnibus Series, and on Soviet Arts Television. He has accumulated an operatic repertoire of more than 30 roles.
For more information, call the Vassar College Department of Music at (845) 437-7294. Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations should contact Cathy Jennings, Office of Campus Activities, (845) 437-5370, as far in advance as possible to request reasonable and appropriate accommodations for the event.
Vassar College is a highly selective, coeducational, independent, residential liberal arts college founded in 1861.