A Boston Globe critic recently described the experience of witnessing McGrew’s uncanny abilities as visceral: “[I was] jolted by [his] viciously beautiful timbre.”
McGrew has won acclaim for performing across a broad range of mediums including opera, musical theatre, classical music, and new music. He has appeared at renowned venues throughout the U.S. and won numerous major awards — including first prize at 2010’s Classical Singer Competition, being named a 2011 White House Presidential Scholar in the Arts, and winning the 2021 Young Concert Artists International auditions. Upcoming performances include debuts at The Kennedy Center and New York’s Merkin Hall.
Critics have described Zhou as “one of the most dynamic and versatile young musicians of her generation.” The New York based pianist has performed at acclaimed venues worldwide — ranging from New York’s Carnegie Weil Concert Hall, the Kennedy Centre in Washington D.C., the Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, National Library of Catalonia, Sevilla’s Juventudes Musicales, and the Shanghai Concert Hall. She is currently the director of chamber music at the Stissing Center in New York.
Audiences at the MBU performance will be treated to a varied program of classical and musical theatre selections, including works by Brahms, Debussy, Britten, Christopher Berg, and Noel Coward.
Tickets may be purchased online or at the door. They are $25 for the general public, $20 for seniors, and $5 for non-MBU students. Admission is free for Mary Baldwin students, faculty, and staff, with no need to reserve advance tickets. Season tickets are also available.