Carnegie Hall to Celebrate Marilyn Horne's 80th Birthday with All-Star Performance, 1/16

Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute presents The Song Continues, an annual series led by renowned mezzo-soprano Marilyn Horne, designed to explore the song repertoire through workshops and concerts with the goal of encouraging, supporting, and preserving the art of the vocal recital. This year also marks Ms. Horne's 80th birthday and in celebration, The Song Continues series concludes with a recital honoring Ms. Horne and featuring an all-star line-up of special guest artists on Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. The evening's concert, hosted by Samuel Ramey and Frederica von Stade, will feature appearances by vocalist Barbara Cook; soprano Renée Fleming; mezzo-sopranos Jamie Barton and Isabel Leonard; countertenor David Daniels; tenor Piotr Becza'a; and many more. See below for complete program information.

Ms. Horne will kick off the The Song Continues 2014 series by leading the first of three public master classes on Monday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall. Joining her on the series this season is acclaimed pianist Martin Katz who leads a master class on Tuesday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Weill Recital Hall and legendary mezzo-soprano Christa Ludwig who leads a master class on Wednesday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. Participants will include twelve young vocalists and four pianists selected through a rigorous application process. They are given the opportunity to perform in the three master classes as well as receive private coaching, and are invited guests for a full week of song programs.

In addition to the master classes, two spotlight recitals will be held during the week in Weill Recital Hall featuring singers chosen by Ms. Horne: mezzo-soprano Cecelia Hall with pianist Ken Noda on Monday, January 13 at 5:30 p.m. in a program of songs by Purcell, Monteverdi, Schumann, Mahler, and more; and baritone Joseph Lim with pianist Brian Zeger on Wednesday, January 15 at 5:30 p.m., performing works by Schumann, Tosti, and Ravel.

The Song Continues became a program of Carnegie Hall's Weill Music Institute (WMI) in June 2010 and is now part of WMI's Workshops and Master Classes series. Previously, this annual event was presented by The Marilyn Horne Foundation in partnership with Carnegie Hall. Ms. Horne continues to serve as Artistic Advisor for the series.

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