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THE NEW YORK TIMES
"Ms. Bullock showed another dimension of her impressive artistry when she made her New York recital debut… from the first phrases, her singing was plush, full and nuanced."
THE WASHINGTON POST
"...high expressive goals of a program... that showed a gifted and committed artist stepping outside the norm with a fiercely personal statement that transcended questions of “familiar” and “unfamiliar” and was able to touch everyone..."
2014 DEBUT RECITAL TOUR
Soprano Julia Bullock and pianist Renate Rohlfing performed works by Messiaen, Rossini, Berio, Montsalvatge, Oscar Brown, Billy Taylor, with a premiere cycle by young American composer David Hertzberg, and arrangements of Joséphine Baker songs by critically acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Jeremy Siskind.
JANUARY - MARCH 2014
FALANY PERFORMING ARTS CENTER (Waleska, GA)
ST. VINCENT COLLEGE (Latrobe, PA)
HISTORIC CHRIST CHURCH (Staten Island, NY)
KRANNERT CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS (Urbana, IL)
PORT WASHINGTON LIBRARY (Long Island, NY)
JOHN F. KENNEDY CENTER (Washington, D.C.)
KAUFMAN CENTER (New York City)
SPRING GALA REMEMBERING LENNY
A celebration of Leonard Bernstein, founding advisor of New York Festival of Song. Artists who worked with the maestro will share reminiscences of their time with him amid performances of some of his classic songs. Featured stories from Honorary Chairs: Alexander, Jamie and Nina Bernstein, Barbara Cook, Matthew Epstein, Marilyn Horne , Phyllis Newman, and Stephen Sondheim
CARNEGIE HALL - WEILL RECITAL HALL
MAHLER'S 4th SYMPHONY
In an intimate chamber arrangement by Klaus Simon (2007)
Inspired by the salon culture of Vienna in the 1920s
Conductor: Christian Reif
Soprano: Julia Bullock
Pre-performance discussion: Dean Ara Guzelimian
THE JUILLIARD SCHOOL
FESTIVAL DEL SOLE
QUATRE POÈMES HINDOUS by MAURICE DELAGE
The Sphinx Orchestra
Conductor: Dmitry Sitkovetsky
BOUCHAINE YOUNG ARTIST CONCERT
Soprano Julia Bullock and pianist Renate Rohlfing perform works by Messiaen, Rossini,
Berio, Montsalvatge, Oscar Brown, Billy Taylor and arrangements of Joséphine Baker songs
by critically acclaimed jazz pianist and composer Jeremy Siskind.
NAPA VALLEY (CA)
VOCE RISING OPERA STARS IN RECITAL
Artistic Director Matthew A. Epstein presents...
Julia Bullock, tenor Paul Appleby, baritone Andrew Garland, and pianist Steven Blier
in a concert of repertoire spanning from 20th century French and American art song.
PACE UNIVERSITY - SCHIMMEL CENTER (New York, NY)
#WITH NORMANDY: A CONCERT FOR PEACE AND UNITY
In response to the events in Ferguson and throughout the St. Louis community, a coalition of St. Louis organizations and artists are presenting a 90 minute concert featuring a wide range of musical styles, focusing on spirituals and American songs. The #WithNormandy concert will promote and support Normandy High School’s Friends of Normandy Scholarship, which assists graduating seniors pursuing higher education. Attendees can contribute to the scholarship fund at the concert. The late Michael Brown, Jr. graduated from Normandy High School in June.
Performers included Denyce Graves, Christine Brewer, Derrell Acon, Julia Bullock, Erika Johnson, Jennifer Sheehan, and Jermaine Smith, along with choirs from Normandy High School, the Shalom Church of Peace, led by Dello Thedford, the Cote Brilliante Presbyterian Men's Choir, and the Gateway Men's Chorus.
NORMANDY HIGH SCHOOL - VIKING HALL (St. Louis, MO)
NEW WORLD SYMPHONY | Pulse Late night Concert
Joséphine Baker Tunes: J'ai deux amours and La Conga Blicoti
Orchestration: Sam Hyken
Conductor and Pianist: Christian Reif
NEW WORLD CENTER (Miami Beach, FL)
Steven Blier and Michael Barrett (pianists)
Julia Bullock, Darius de Haas, James Martin (soloists)
Fifty years after the passage of the Civil Rights Act, New York Festival of Song brought back one of its most beloved shows—a program that celebrates the explosion of African-American music and literature between the two World Wars. Awakening the world to the creative power of black America, Eubie Blake, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller, Billy Strayhorn, and W. C. Handy led the way in jazz clubs and on Broadway, while J. Rosamond Johnson, William Grant Still, and Florence Price created a haunting repertoire for the recital stage. The program also features readings from the era’s iconic poets and novelists, including Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar.
RESTON COMMUNITY CENTER (Reston, VA)
KAUFMAN CENTER - MERKIN CONCERT HALL (New York, NY)
THE INDIAN QUEEN
Music: Henry Purcell
Director: Peter Sellars
Conductor: Teodor Currentzis
Choreographer: Christopher Williams
The Indian Queen: Julia Bullock
PERM OPERA THEATRE AND BALLET (Perm, Russia)
THE KOLOBOV NOVAYA OPERA THEATRE (Moscow, Russia)
THE BOLSHOI, MOSCOW FESTIVAL (Moscow, Russia)