Past Appearances

2017-2018 Season

March 18, 2018

Leonard Bernstein in Words and Song, a collaboration with Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts and the Boston Symphony Orchestra. In collaboration with the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Florestan Recital Project pays tribute to legendary 20th-century American composer Leonard Bernstein, famed for his orchestral, theatrical, and vocal works. This afternoon's intriguing mix of song and narration is designed to create an audio biography of Bernstein, a prodigy who wrote his first pieces as a child, and went on to scale the highest peaks of the musical world. Hear a range of Bernstein music from early works to his final songs, interspersed with recitations from his correspondence and other written records that give a fuller picture of Bernstein's creative process and innovative work.

Mara Bonde, soprano [] Aaron Engebreth, baritone Alison d'Amato, pianist Narrated by Brian McCreath, WGBH [] For more information, please visit:

March 21, 2018

The Recuerdo Forum: four new settings of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s evocative poem “Recuerdo” by composers Howard Frazin, Libby Larsen, Scott Ordway and Elena Ruehr

Performed by baritone Aaron Engebreth, pianist Alison d’Amato, and guest soprano Michela Macfarlane (bio below), Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at 6pm St. Botolph Club 199 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston. The evening includes drinks and hors d’oeuvres.

Soprano Michela Macfarlane delights in moving fluidly between genres, from medieval chansons to baroque and jazz standards to pop and new music. Her voice most recently has been described as "the closest thing to heaven you might hear while you’re down on planet earth.” She sings regularly with Musae, her band Cantamos, and in various projects with Jesse Rodin and Cut Circle in the San Francisco Bay Area, including one pairing music with an exquisite medieval feast. Michela is trained in the Feldenkrais® Method of Somatic Education, teaches children ukulele, and volunteers countless hours at her boys’ public school.




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