Srinivasan Raghuraman, tenor: Nous récompense de l'attente

Friday, February 11, 2022 at 5:00pm to 6:30pm

Killian Hall, 14W-111
160 Memorial Drive, Cambridge MA 02139

With Eileen Huang, piano
 
 
Nous récompense de l'attente
 
This recital was set to take place in the Spring of 2020, but as we all know, plans changed then. After a long two-year wait, we finally get to share this glorious program with all of you. Featuring composers and styles over three centuries, exhibiting elegance, passion, and sophistication, this program is guaranteed to cater to everyone alike. And an observation courtesy of my voice teacher Dr. Kerry Deal, we check off the three obligatory boxes of love, death, and nature. So join us in this sonic celebration of music, of Eileen's sensitive and tasteful playing, and of being together and experiencing live music, hopefully, more often now than before. Nous récompense de l'attente!
 
 
Program

 

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)

Fuor del mar, from Idomeneo

 

Vincenzo Bellini (1801-1835)

Dolente immagine di Fille mia

Vaga luna, che inargenti

Bella Nice, che d'amore

Per pietà, bell'idol mio

 

Henri Duparc (1848-1933)

Chanson triste

L'invitation au voyage

Le manoir de Rosemonde

Extase

Phidylé

 

Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943)

Ne poj, krasavica, pri mne

Uzh ty', niva moya, nivushka

Davno‑l`, moj drug

 
 
About the Performers

Srinivasan Raghuraman, tenor, is a research scientist at Visa Research and an MIT alum having obtained his PhD in computer science at CSAIL in 2020. He has been singing with the Concert Choir and Chamber Chorus for most of his time at MIT and after, performing as a soloist in Bach’s G minor mass, Bach’s Cantata 191, Vaughan William’s “Serenade to Music”, Britten’s “Choirmaster’s Burial” (Winter Words) and more. He was also an Emerson Voice Scholar from 2017 to 2020 and is pursuing training in western classical voice under Kerry Deal. 
 
Outside of MIT, he has sung in the chorus for the Odyssey Opera’s production of Maid of Orleans (Tchaikovsky) in 2017 and Queen of Sheba (Gounod) in 2018, Boston Pops, and the VCI program at the Boston Conservatory in 2017. 
 
Srini is a professional Carnatic vocalist (a form of classical music in India) for the past two decades. He also plays the Veena (an Indian stringed instrument) and the piano and enjoys composing music in his spare time.
 
Acclaimed as an “estimable pianist” and “sensitive partner” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Eileen Huang is a frequent collaborator with the Boston area’s finest instrumentalists and vocalists. Her recent performance with Boston Symphony Orchestra principal bassist Edwin Barker and violinist Yevgeny Kutik at the Rockport Chamber Music Festival received praise for its “poise and polish,” “soft delicacy,” and “tasteful rubato” (Boston Classical Review). During the 2016-2017 season, Eileen also appeared at the Tanglewood Music Festival with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, conductor James Burton, and BSO Associate Concertmaster Alexander Velinzon.

Eileen has served as a rehearsal pianist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Emmanuel Music, and the Boston City Singers. She teaches on the music performance faculty at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she is currently acting chair of the piano program. Eileen has also assisted violist Marcus Thompson in preparing world premieres of concertos by Elena Ruehr and Olly Wilson.

Raised in New Jersey, Eileen made her concerto debut at age 11 with the Battleground Arts Center Symphony Orchestra and was featured as a chamber musician at Alice Tully Hall at age 17. She received her training at the Juilliard School and the Aspen Music Festival and School, where she studied with the late Herbert Stessin and holds a degree in chemistry from MIT.
 

 

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