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Lawrence Brownlee's Riveting Baltimore Recital Debut with SHCS

Feb 26, 2020

This past Sunday, tenor Lawrence Brownlee gave a riveting Baltimore Recital debut with pianist Myra Huang in Shriver Hall. Brownlee performed a program pairing Schumann's beloved Dichterliebe with Cycles of My Being, a new song cycle made in collaboration with composer Tyshawn Sorey and poet Terrance Hayes that investigates the experience of living as a black man in today’s America.

Reviewer Tim Smith described the performance as "All powerful, heady stuff — and extra-meaningful in a city coming up on five years since the death of Freddie Gray."

Click HERE to read the full review by Tim Smith. 

Click HERE to see the concert's profile in The Baltimore Sun’s Sunday Arts

Click HERE to see Brownlee's interview on WYPR’s Midday with Tom Hall