Enjoy the Spring 2024 Broman Concert

The Mary Baldwin University Music Department is excited to present award-winning mezzo-soprano Megan Moore for the first Broman Concert of 2024.  Megan Moore will perform alongside pianist Francesco Barfoed on Monday, February 26 at 7:30 pm in Francis Auditorium on the Mary Baldwin campus. 

Moore and Barfoed have chosen a terrific program that includes familiar selections by Robert Schumann, as well as works by French composers Cécile Chaminade, Lili Boulanger, and Nadia Boulanger. 

They will also perform selections from Moments in Sonder, a powerful new song cycle (2021) by African American composer B. E. Boykin, set to texts from Maya Angelou.  Also featured are songs from the LYNX Amplify Series, a unique project that pairs non-verbal autistic poets with composers.  They will close the program with works by Danish composer Rued Langgaard, sung in Danish! 

“We are thrilled to bring the brilliant young singer Megan Moore to our campus,” says Dr. Lise Keiter, Professor of Music at MBU.  “Audiences will not want to miss this special concert.”

Praised for her “rich, buttery, mezzo tone” (Observer), “keen dramatic instincts,” and “compelling” performances (Seen and Heard), American singer Megan Moore is a rising star in the opera world, recently appearing with the Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, San Diego Opera, and Sante Fe Opera, among others. 

Equally at home on the recital stage, she has performed across the U.S. and in Europe and recently won first prize in the Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition.  She is also a co-founder of the LYNX Project, which amplifies diverse voices through new song commissions, inclusive concerts, and educational programming.

Danish-Italian pianist Francesco Barfoed performs widely throughout the U.S. and in Europe.  He holds degrees from the Royal Danish Academy of Music and Rutgers University and is currently studying at the Juilliard School. Barfoed and Moore perform together frequently, and they recently took first prize at the Copenhagen Lied Duo Competition.

Tickets for Megan Moore may be purchased online or at the door and are $25 for the general public, $20 for seniors, and $5 for non-MBU students.  Mary Baldwin students, faculty, and staff may attend all Broman Concerts free of charge and do not need to reserve a ticket in advance.

The complete season of concerts, including Broman Concerts, Sunday Recitals, and Choir Concerts, may be found here

Please direct questions to Music@marybaldwin.edu.