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"One of the most beautiful young lyric voices around"

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"One of the most beautiful young lyric voices around"

- opera news

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Showcasing Nicholas Phan’s Gifts as Performer and Musical Curator, “Emerging Voices: Art Song & Social Connection” – Major New Collaboration with Philadelphia Chamber Music Society – Is Highlight of Tenor’s 2019-20 Season

Tenor Nicholas Phan is “not only a fine singer but a fine programmer” (Gramophone), and the 2019-20 season showcases his passion for art song, love of collaborative work, and extraordinary gift for musical curation. Phan launches the season in Chicago, where, as Artistic Director and co-founder of the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago (CAIC), he curates and performs at the 8th annual Collaborative Works Festival.

Titled “The Living,” this is devoted entirely to songs by contemporary composers, whether local to Chicago, from across the country, or from around the world. Later in the season, Phan joins the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society for a major new project exploring “Emerging Voices: Art Song & Social Connection.” One hundred years after the Treaty of Versailles, this series of concerts, salons and panel discussions – all curated by the tenor and featuring his own performances alongside an outstanding roster of singers and instrumentalists – celebrates Paris and the role of art song as a powerful medium for understanding identity and forging connections during times of great social, political and cultural change. Phan’s other upcoming highlights include multiple debuts: with the London Symphony Orchestra, singing in Berlioz’s Roméo et Juliette under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas; with the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, reprising Schubert’s Mass in E-flat with Riccardo Muti; with Boston’s Handel & Haydn Society, under Masaaki Suzuki; and with the New World Symphony, for a program of vocal chamber music. Phan also returns to the New York Philharmonic, to perform Mozart under the leadership of Music Director Jaap van Zweden, and takes part in San Francisco Performances’ 40th Anniversary Concert, giving the world premiere of a new song cycle commissioned for the occasion from Gabriel Kahane, who joins the tenor at the piano. Finally, in January 2020, Phan looks forward to the release of his sixth solo albumClairières, a collection of songs by Lili and Nadia Boulanger… (read more)

- 21C Media Group

BOULANGER CAMPAIGN SURPASSES GOAL!

Between the generous contributions that have come in over the past ten days and the matching challenge grant from the Bettina Baruch Foundation (which does not show on the campaign page, due to the quirks of the Fractured Atlas system), the Boulanger project campaign surpassed its campaign goal by about 28%! Many thanks to all who have given, as well as to the Bettina Baruch Foundation for making this our most successful fundraising campaign to date.

We are overwhelmed by the tremendous support of these incredible sisters' music: Your unprecedented generosity underlines the demand for increased exposure of the music of women who have been unjustly overlooked and marginalized by history. We can't wait to share the finished product with you so that you can experience and enjoy their musical genius.

Thank you so much for making this campaign such an astounding success!

NICK ANNOUNCES DETAILS OF NEXT RECORDING PROJECT WITH FRACTURED ATLAS CROWDFUNDING CAMPAIGN

For my sixth recording project, I’m continuing my exploration of the incredibly rich French song repertoire, this time through the lens of the trailblazing Parisian Belle Époque composer Lili Boulanger, and her sister Nadia Boulanger. The focus of this album is Lili's seminal song cycle, Clairières dans le ciel, which will be surrounded by other individual settings of poems by Maurice Maeterlinck, Paul Verlaine and Albert Samain by both Lili and Nadia.

Both sisters are unjustifiably overlooked in classical music programming today, despite many public cries for increased representation of women composers. In an industry obsessed with anniversaries, the centenary of Lili's death passed in 2018 largely unrecognized. As the world organizes women's marches and the need for gender equality becomes ever more apparent, there is no better time than now to be championing the music of these women and celebrating their place in history.

After having produced 5 previous successful recording projects together, you will remember that Avie Records' unique business model is based on artist ownership. What I love about this model is that it allows for the utmost freedom artistically. Avie's model of artist ownership also places the responsibility for finding funding for recording projects on the artists. As a result, every single one of the above-linked albums and their subsequent successes have been been made possible through YOUR incredible generosity - enabling each of the above artistic dreams and visions to become reality.

Now, we are appealing to you again, to see if you might consider
continuing your support, and help us reach our campaign goal by the August 16 deadline!

The first important step of this project has been already taken: we recorded all of the songs June 19 & 20, 2019 at Skywalker Sound in Marin County, CA. The funds raised from this campaign will be used to cover the costs of the next steps of the process which need to be completed in order for the album to be released. These include editing of the recorded material, album artwork design, CD manufacturing, and marketing.

Just like Illuminations, A Painted Tale and Gods & Monsters, this album is a sponsored project of Fractured Atlas, a non-profit arts service organization, so your contributions for this project are also tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law!

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UPCOMING DATES


"A star in the making...exquisitely artful"

THe Sunday TImes (London)

UPCOMING DATES


"A star in the making...exquisitely artful"

THe Sunday TImes (London)

UPCOMING APPEARANCES

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SOCIAL MEDIA


"A Bright, confident tenor"

- The FInancial Times

SOCIAL MEDIA


"A Bright, confident tenor"

- The FInancial Times

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