Press release date: 
Thursday, August 11, 2022

The Morgan Library & Museum announces its 2022–2023 season of Music at the Morgan that celebrates the intersection between art, literature, and music with engaging concerts inspired by its collections and exhibitions. The Boston Early Music Festival series features semi-staged opera performances of Jean-Baptiste Lully’s Idylle sur la Paix and Marc-Antoine Charpentier’s La Fête de Rueil; and first-time appearances by the Chiaroscuro Quartet; and Ensemble Castor with mezzo-soprano Mireille Lebel in an all Vivaldi program. Vocal music recitals include Raehann Bryce-Davis, mezzo-soprano, with JeanneMinette Cilliers, piano; Benjamin Taylor, baritone, with Katelan Terrell, piano; and the George London Foundation Competition Finals. The Chicago-based Black Oak Ensemble makes their New York City debut in a program of rarely heard French string trios composed between WWI and WWII; pianists Maki Namekawa and Dennis Russell Davies honor American composer William Bolcom’s 85th birthday with the New York premiere of his latest piano work; and guitarist David Leisner performs new solo work commissions from Pierre Jalbert, Laura Kaminsky, Bun Ching Lam, Chester Biscardi, and João Luiz.