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Jack Brown to perform Schubert's great song cycle "Schwanengesang" at Simon's Rock

GREAT BARRINGTON, MA – Baritone and member of the Simon's Rock Community Music Program faculty, Jack Brown will perform Schubert's great song cycle "Schwanengesang" accompanied by guest artist Harriet Rothstein of South Egremont, on Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m. This epic and forward-looking 14 songs are among the final compositions of Franz Schubert, written just before his premature death at the age of 31.
 
Jack Brown directs the Simon's Rock Chorus, the Simon's Rock Madrigal Group, and teaches voice at the College. As a singer he has established himself in hundreds of oratorio performances throughout the United States. Recent concerts include the Brahms Requiem in Georgia, Mendelssohn's Elijah in New York City and Beethoven's 9th Symphony in Illinois. In addition to teaching at Simon's Rock, he directs the choral program at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, and teaches voice at both The Hotchkiss School in Lakeville, CT and at The Berkshire Music School in Pittsfield. He has recently become the Artistic Director of The Berkshire Lyric Chorus in Pittsfield.
 
Pianist Harriet Rothstein is new to the area having arrived from Philadelphia where she holds advanced degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and Temple University. She has also studied at the Curtis Institute of Music and the American Conservatory in Fontainebleau. She has toured extensively in Europe and also Central and South America, having lived a number of years in Venezuela. She is on the faculty at the Rudolph Steiner School and The Berkshire Music School in Pittsfield.
 
The event will take place at the Kellogg Music Center. It is free and open to the public.

Simon's Rock Media Contact:
Briee Della Rocca: 413 644-4706
E-mail: bdellarocca@simons-rock.edu