Mezzo-soprano Janna Baty, now in her second year on the faculty of the Yale School of Music, will perform a recital on Wednesday, October 7, 2009 at 8 pm in Morse Recital Hall in Sprague Hall. In her first appearance on the Faculty Artist Series, Baty and pianist Karl Paulnack will perform Beethoven’s An die Ferne Geliebte and selected songs from the Spanish composer Fernando Obradors, as well as Apparition, a piece by George Crumb for soprano and amplified piano. In addition, Baty and Paulnack will be joined by flutist Laura Gilbert and cellist Jacques Wood for Ravel’s Chansons Madécasses.
Admission to the concert is free. For more information on the Faculty Artist Series and other performances at the Yale School of Music, visit music.yale.edu or call 203 432-4158.
About the artist
Janna Baty, mezzo-soprano, has appeared recently with the Hamburgische Staatsoper, the Orchestre National du Capitole de Toulouse, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Brooklyn Philharmonic, Eugene Opera, Opera North, and Boston Lyric Opera. She appears regularly with the contemporary ensembles Collage New Music, Auros Group for New Music, and Boston Modern Orchestra Project, with whom she recorded a disc for Naxos of works by Reza Vali. Ms. Baty was winner of the XXI International Music Competition “Dr. Luis Sigall” in Chile. She has sung under Seiji Ozawa, Michel Plasson, Carl Davis, Robert Spano, and Steuart Bedford. Festival appearances include Aldeburgh and Britten (England), Semanas Musicales de Frutillar (Chile), and Tanglewood and Norfolk (U.S.). As recitalist and chamber musician, she has performed in Europe, the U.S., and South America with such distinguished musicians as violist Nobuko Imai, pianists Claude Frank and Peter Frankl, and guitarist Stephen Marchionda. Ms. Baty has worked with composers Bernard Rands, Sydney Hodkinson, Peter Child, Christopher Lyndon Gee, Fred Lerdahl, Yehudi Wyner, and John Harbison, in performances of their music. An alumna of Oberlin College and the Yale School of Music, she joined the Yale faculty in 2008.