Marc Callahan, bass-baritone, and pianist Clara Yang will present selections of French songs as well as works of Zhou Long and Georges Bizet at Cherry Hill on Sunday, May 19.
The two musicians, both assistant professors in the music department at UNC-Chapel Hill, have collaborated to bring an afternoon of lyrical compositions to the 3 p.m. performance.
Callahan, a Pennsylvania native, received his bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College and his master’s and doctor’s degrees from the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. As a Rotary Scholar, Callahan was able to pursue his studies in France. His performance career has taken him around the world, singing at prestigious opera houses both in the United States and abroad.
Opera Magazine has reviewed him as “a powerful baritone, providing a wickedly glamorous tone.”
Yang is described by Fanfare as “a first-rate pianist who isn’t afraid of challenges.” The Chinese-American musician has performed in notable venues such as Carnegie Hall, the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, Remonstrantse Kerk in The Netherlands, the Seymour Centre in Sydney, Australia, and numerous other sites in the United States and abroad.
A sought-after teacher, Yang has frequently given master classes in Spain, London, and at Duke University. She has given solo recitals in major conservatories and universities internationally, and is an avid chamber musician.
The concert will be followed by a reception in the 1858 plantation house, which will be open for touring after the program. Admissions will be taken at the door, with adults at $10, students at $5, and children 12 and under admitted at no charge.
Cherry Hill is on Highway 58, Warrenton, in the Inez community.
For more information and driving directions, visit cherryhillconcerts.com or call 252-257-5259.