Mezzo-Soprano Laurie Rubin will perform a program of works by Mozart, Rodrigo, Gershwin, Sondheim, Schwartz, and Sivan among others on February 28th at Zipper Concert Hall, at the Colburn School of Music in Los Angeles, CA. Ticket sales are 100% tax deductible, as all proceeds will be donated to the Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind.
Blind since birth, mezzo-soprano Laurie Rubin recently received high praise from The New York Times chief classical music critic Anthony Tommasini, who wrote she possesses "compelling artistry," "communicative power," and that her voice displays "earthy, rich and poignant qualities." Recent career highlights include her UK solo recital debut performance at Wigmore Hall in London as well as her solo recital debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Ms. Rubin has performed concerts of new music with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, and has performed numerous roles, including the lead role of Karen in "The Rat Land" by Gordon Beeferman with New York City Opera, Penelope in Monteverdi's "The Return of Ulysses", and the title role in Rossini's "La Cenerentola." She has recorded a CD of art songs with renowned collaborative pianists Graham Johnson and David Wilkinson on the Opera Omnia label.
Since beginning in 1991, The Israel Guide Dog Center for the Blind has produced over 327 partnerships between blind Israelis and guide dogs. "When a blind Israeli (either Jewish or Arab) requests our assistance, we transport them to our center, house and feed them for three weeks during...
Laurie will be presenting an eclectic program of works, including songs by Joaquin Rodrigo, a Spanish composer who happened to be blind, and a song cycle commissioned for Ms. Rubin by Israeli composer, Noam Sivan who will be performing the work with her. In addition, Rubin will be joined by guest artists, clarinetist Jennifer Taira, pianist David Wilkinson, and renowned soprano and actress Kate Reinders. "It is a sincere pleasure to be donating a night of music to this wonderful guide dog school," says Ms. Rubin. "Sharing and performing music with good friends is about the most rewarding thing in the world, and from my perspective as someone who knows the incredible benefits of a guide dog, there is no worthier cause to be supporting."
February 28th, 2010, 7:30 PM
Zipper Concert Hall @ the Colburn School of Music
200 South Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Tickets: $50/$20 (students) Purchase Online or call 1-800-838-3006; For Concert Information: Lilly Rubin (818) 905-1421