Soprano Julia Bullock Opens Broman Concert Season

The Mary Baldwin University Music Department is pleased to announce this season’s opening Carl Broman Concert, featuring the internationally-renowned soprano Julia Bullock. She will perform alongside the award-winning pianist John Arida 7:30 p.m. Oct. 29, 2018, in Francis Auditorium on the Mary Baldwin campus. Their program features works by Franz Schubert, Samuel Barber, Gabriel Fauré, Alberta Hunter, Billie Holiday, and Nina Simone.

Equally at home with opera and concert repertoire, Bullock has captivated audiences with her commanding stage presence. Her versatile artistry was recently recognized with her appointment as 2018-19 Artist in Residence for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s MetLiveArts Series in New York. Recent performances include launching the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s season with Andris Nelsons in its Bernstein Gala, and Pamina in concert performances of Die Zauberflöte with Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic. Her accolades include a 2016 Sphinx Foundation Medal of Excellence, Lincoln Center’s 2015 Martin E. Segal Award, First Prize at the 2014 Naumburg International Vocal Competition, and First Prize at the 2012 Young Concert Artists International Auditions.

Arida is a pianist and vocal coach based in New York City who specializes in both opera and art song. He has performed with mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, soprano Simone Osborne, and flutist Sir James Galway, among others.

The Broman series continues on Feb. 21, 2019, with the exceptional classical accordionist Hanzhi Wang. Mary Baldwin’s popular Sunday Recital Series also continues with guitarist Rafael Scarfullery 3 p.m. on Nov. 4.

Tickets for Julia Bullock may be purchased at the door and are $25 for the general public, $20 for seniors, and $5 for non-MBU students. Season tickets are also available. Find more information and purchase tickets online, or call 540-887-7294.