$10 Cover @ the Door / Start 4:30pm / Doors 4pm
Tenor Cooper Kendall and pianist Pierre-Nicolas present two classics of the art song repertoire in Robert Schumann's woodland Op. 39 Liederkreis and Francis Poulenc's urban Banalités. The rest of the afternoon will feature songs by Schubert and Fauré. The duo will present this program throughout a few east coast venues and this appearance is the only Boston public appearance!
Cooper Joseph Kendall
Cooper Joseph Kendall is a 22 year old tenor from Connecticut. In the fall, Cooper will be a second year masters candidate at Mannes in New York City, where he studies with Arthur Levy and Tony Manoli. Cooper received his Undergraduate degree in voice at NEC in Boston, where he played roles in productions such as Don Giovanni and Serse, studying with Jane Eaglen. This past summer, Cooper attended the Aspen Music Festival, and this upcoming summer will be attending SongFest at Colburn, as well as CLA Italy in Novafeltria.
Pierre-Nicolas Colombat (b. 1992, Baltimore, MD) is an American/French pianist and teacher living in Boston, MA. Recent appearances include performances throughout various American cities as well as in Canada, France, and Puerto Rico. While his repertoire is largely centered on traditional western art music, Colombat performs in a variety of styles from Ragtime and silent film music to the avant-garde repertoire music of today. Colombat actively finds new ways for performers and audience members to redefine their relationship to each other. Efforts in this direction include writing essays, hosting a concert review podcast, commissioning new works, and lecture recitals at Boston University and Loyola University Maryland. He is currently working on a book, which contains essays and interviews in an attempt to explore how one can live a meaningful musical life outside of playing an instrument. Despite beginning lessons at the age of five and attending the Peabody Preparatory, Colombat only became committed to studying music around the age of 14 thanks to the influence of Rachel Long, his middle school music instructor. He currently studies at Boston University with Pavel Nersessian in pursuit of his Doctor of Musical Arts.