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A concert by baritone Morgan Pearse and pianist Amit Yahav

Date: Saturday 10 February 2024, 7.30pm
Location: Clare Hall, Herschel Road, Cambridge CB3 9AL
Booking: via Eventbrite


Schubert Die Schöne Müllerin

Barber Hermit Songs

About the concert

Morgan Pearse is considered one of the truly versatile and fearless baritones of his generation, and has appeared on many of the world’s finest opera and concert stages in a career already filled with countless highlights. Morgan’s engagements have included appearances with ensembles including the Academy of Ancient Music, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, King’s College Choir Cambridge, and many more. He has been described as having ‘an exceptionally wide vocal range, sounding comfortable at the top of the stave and yet possessing sonorous low notes.’

Watch this video for a sample of Morgan’s incredible performance as Papageno from Mozart’s The Magic Flute:

Multi-award-winning pianist Amit Yahav is much in demand as a recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist, having earned his reputation for interpretations that grip and move audiences with passion and intellectual insight. He has performed at major concert halls around the world, and it is a delight to welcome him to Clare Hall.

Schubert’s Die Schöne Müllerin is based on poems by Wilhelm Müller. This song cycle, one of the longest in the literature, narrates the infatuation of a young man for a miller’s daughter, infatuation which will drive him to despair, and ultimately, death. Samuel Barber’s Hermit Songs, “based on comments written on the margins of medieval manuscripts by Irish monks, are infused with a modal harmonic language of great stylistic integrity; they led William Schuman to hail Barber as an unmatched art-song composer.”

Tickets available on Eventbrite.