February 27, 1998

Tenor Ian Bostridge and Pianist Julius Drake to Perform at the Middlebury College Center for the Arts

Tenor Ian Bostridge will perform with pianist Julius Drake on Friday, March 13, in the Concert Hall at the Center for the Arts, at 8 p.m. The program will feature music by Robert Schumann, including "Liederkreis" and "Dichterliebe." Bostridge, an accomplished musicologist and performer, also will give a talk on Schubert at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 11, in the Center for the Arts music rehearsal room (Room 221).

One of the outstanding young tenors of a new generation of brilliant lieder singers, Bostridge's Middlebury performance is one of four that comprise his North American debut tour. He also has two sold-out appearances to look forward to this spring in Wigmore Hall, London's leading concert space. He made his Wigmore Hall debut in 1993 and gave his first solo recital there in 1995, winning the Royal Philharmonic Society's debut award in 1995. Hilary Finch, of the London Times, describes Bostridge's singing as some of the finest that Wigmore Hall has heard in the past 10 years.

In addition to his Wigmore Hall performances and appearances with the London Symphony Orchestra and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Bostridge has made a number of recordings, including Schubert's "Die Muellerin," for which he won "Gramophone" magazine's prize for best vocal recording of the year in 1996.

Tickets for this concert series performance are $9.00 general admission and $7.00 for senior citizens. To order tickets, please call the College box office at 802-443-6433.