Five Fridays IV: March 4th, 2022

Helen Zhibing Huang, soprano


Andrew Hauze, piano

Friday March 4th, 2022 at 7:30pm

St. Paul’s Church, Chestnut Hill

Since 2011 the Five Fridays series has raised funds to benefit two local organizations that combat hunger and homelessness in NW Philadelphia.  Thanks to support from generous sponsors, all ticket revenue and donations from this concert will be shared between Face to Face Germantown and Philadelphia Interfaith Hospitality Network.

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Amor dormiglione – Barbara Strozzi

Suleika songs
Lied der Suleika – Robert Schumann
Suleika, Op. 34, No. 4 – Felix Mendelssohn
Als ich auf dem Euphrat schiffte – Hugo Wolf
Suleika I – Franz Schubert

From Clairières dans le ciel – Lili Boulanger
Elle était descendue au bas de la prairie
Elle est gravement gaie
Un Poète disait
Deux ancolies
Je garde une médaille d’elle

Bright Moonlight – Chen Yi

Fiançailles pour rire – Francis Poulenc
La Dame d’André
Dans l’herbe
Il vole
Mon cadavre est doux comme un gant

那就是我 (That is Me) Gu Jianfen


Chinese-born soprano Helen Zhibing Huang brings her “immaculate coloratura chops and nuanced acting” (Boston Globe) to a wide range of repertoire, spanning from Baroque to the present day. Ms. Huang is a Winner of the 2021 Astral National Auditions, and recently returned to the Glimmerglass Festival as Pamina in The Magic Flute, and joined Opera Theatre of Saint Louis as a Richard Gaddes Festival Artist performing La Ciesca in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi and The Queen (Cover) in Mackey’s Moon Tea. She was a participant in Carnegie Hall’s Song Studio program led by Renée Fleming and earned a place in the finals of the Lotte Leny Competition. Bio continued

Ms. Huang is represented by Astral Artists.

A conductor, pianist, and organist, Andrew Hauze is Senior Lecturer in Music at Swarthmore College, where he has taught since 2006. He directs the College Orchestra and Wind Ensemble and teaches musicianship, conducting, and orchestration. Recent performances at Swarthmore include as piano soloist in Mozart’s Triple Piano Concerto, K. 242 and Piano Concerto no. 12, K. 414, both with Chamber Orchestra First Editions, and the musical direction of two multimedia programs featuring music of Stravinsky, Copland, and Britten, in collaboration with Orchestra 2001 and the Swarthmore College Departments of Music & Dance, Theater, and Film and Media Studies. Bio continued

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Final Five Fridays concert this season

April 29, 2022 Hannah Tarley, violin, with Hilda Huang, piano