5:30 p.m. Location: Jonsson Performance Hall
Vocal Concert With
Jared Schwartz, bass
Mary Dibbern, pianist
Arise, Ye Subterranean Winds - from The Tempest (Shakespeare)
Henry Purcell (1659-1695)
Pour l’auteur de mes jours - Thésée’s Scene from Hippolyte et Aricis
Jean-Philippe Rameau (1683-1764)
Two Songs for Low Bass Voice, Op. 51 - Das Thal (Uhland), Der Einsame (Heine)
Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Franz Schubert (1797-1828)
Le Cor (De Vigny)
Ange Flégier (1846-1927)
La Chanson du Pêcheur (Gautier)
Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Bois épais - from Amadis (anon)
Jean-Baptiste Lully (1632-1687)
Lori Laitman (b. 1955)
Song of Black Max (as told by the de Kooning Boys) - from Cabaret Songs (Weinstein)
William Bolcom (b. 1938)
Luke Havergal (Robinson)
John Duke (1899-1984)
Jared Schwartz, bass
The American bass Jared Schwartz is a versatile artist with a rich and varied performance experience in art song, oratorio, opera, musical theater, gospel and chamber music. A review in Opera America of his roles in the world premiere of Strause’s opera East and West praised him for his “comedic perfection.” Recent career highlights include his selection as the “People’s Choice” Award of the American Traditions 2013 Competition, as well as his recitals in the US and Europe.
Jared Schwartz is also a composer. His background in piano, violin and French horn has allowed him to vary his musical activities. In 2011, he wrote and recorded “HOPE,” an album of his original music for which he sang and conducted the full orchestra comprised of instrumentalists from the Dallas and Fort Worth Symphonies.
Jared Schwartz possesses a thriving vocal studio of over fifty singers in the Dallas area. His excellence as a pedagogue was recognized in 2013 when he was selected as one of the top young voice teachers in the nation and invited to participate in the National Association of Teachers of Singing’s Intern Program. His students have won national awards and major scholarships to top music schools, and can also be seen in casts on Broadway. He is a graduate of Bethel College and the Eastman School of Music, and continues his study in New York City with the renowned pedagogue David Jones. Jared’s goal in all of his musical activity is to move and inspire his audience by his heartfelt singing.
For more information, you are invited to visit www.jaredschwartz.com
Mary Dibbern, piano
Mary Dibbern is the Music Director for Education and Family Programs at The Dallas Opera, as well as a PhD student in Humanities-Aesthetic Studies at UTD. She is an internationally-known specialist in the field of operatic vocal coaching, recital accompaniment, and young artist programs, and works in Europe, the United States and Asia. Dibbern was graduated summa cum laude from SMU with a Master of Music in accompaniment under the direction of Maestro Paul Vellucci. She resided in France from 1978 to 2009, where she studied with Nadia Boulanger, Pierre Bernac, and Gérard Souzay. She was guest coach for the Opéra National de Paris, as well as for all of the major French opera companies. She also worked in Switzerland, Germany, England, Ireland, Italy, Bulgaria, Poland, Portugal, Lithuania, Latvia, China and Japan. In the US, she was guest coach at Fort Worth Opera, Seattle Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Kentucky Opera, Opera Memphis and the Hawai'i Opera Theatre. She was Head of Music at Minnesota Opera from 2009 until 2012 and collaborated closely with composer Kevin Puts and librettist Mark Campbell on their opera Silent Night (Pulitzer Price for Music 2012).
Mary Dibbern is the author of five books on French opera, the Performance Guide series, as well as the definitive book on the life and works of French composer Jacques Leguerney (Pendragon Press, NY). Her next title is a translation of Massenet en toutes lettres by Anne Massenet, the composer’s greatniece, as well as Massenet’s General Catalogue of Works. Dibbern is the editorial consultant for publications of Leguerney’s works by Musik Fabrik (Paris). She is a recording artist for Harmonia Mundi France, Maguelone and Claves. Her recording 28 Mélodies of Jacques Leguerney won the Grand Prix du Disque of the Académie Charles Cros.