New Yorkers star in Hayfield

Beth Levin, pianist
Beth Levin, pianist
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A top operatic trio are swapping New York for Hayfield.

In Songs from The Vanished Land, Emily Howard (mezzo soprano), Beth Levin (piano) and Tricia Howitt (viola) will perform music and poems at St Matthew’s Church on November 18.

Emily Howard, opera singer

Emily Howard, opera singer

The programme includes Liederkries Op.39, Schumann; Three Housman Texts by David F Golightly; Chicago Poems by Frank E. Warren; and Songs by Anthony Burgess.

Emily Howard is a world class Mezzo Soprano who has sung with companies such as the Metropolitan Opera and the New York Philharmonic in venues such as the Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall and New York City Center.

Her voice has been described as “extraordinarily beautiful” and her singing style as “sensitive, subtle and supple.”

She is a recent transplant to the Manchester area and is delighted at the quality and breadth of musical activity here.

Beth Levin made her piano debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age 12 and went on to study with Rudolph Serkin at the Curtis Institute.

She has appeared with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Boston Pops Orchestra, the Boston Civic Symphone, the Seattle Symphony Orchestra and numerous other symphony orchestras throughout the Americas.

The New York Times has called her “a pianist with a bold interpretive personality and a powerful technique”.

The performance is on Friday November 18, 7.30pm, at St Matthew’s Church, Hayfield. Tickets £5.