American Baritone Mischa Bouvier

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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Alabama-born from French ancestry and given a Russian nickname, all-American baritone Mischa Bouvier is a Concert Artists Guild International Competition winner. When Bouvier came to the Young Artists Showcase studio with pianist Yegor Shevtsov recently, they brought a varied program, from a Haydn setting of Shakespeare to a very new (and not yet completed) work commissioned from Bouvier’s fellow Alabaman, composer Bryan Page.

The song Dusk is part of a larger cycle and was given a partial world premiere on this week’s show. Bouvier makes his Weill Hall recital debut on March 6.

To bookend that session, we begin with a correction from the Keshet Eilon show and close with a preview of next week’s show by the saxophonist known as Ashu.

Program details:

Schubert: Arpeggione Sonata, first movement
-- Shiry Rashkovsky, viola; and Neomi Kaplan, piano.

Paul Bowles: Lonesome Man (from the Blue Mountain Ballads)
Ravel: Le Cygne (from Histoire natiurelles)
Bryan Page: Dusk (from the Edith Poems) *World Premiere*
Hanns Eisler: Der Kirschdieb (from Hollywood Songbook)
Haydn: She Never Told Her Love
William Bolcom: Song of Black Max (from Cabaret Songs)
-- Mischa Bouvier, baritone; with Yegor Shevtsov, piano.

Ennio Morricone: Love Theme from “Cinema Paradiso”
 -- Ashu, saxophone; Kuang-Hao Huang, piano.

Comments [1]

Lee Smith from Tallahassee, Florida

Yesterday (4.17.2016), I had the pleasure of hearing this young man per-
form. He has a rich beautiful voice and and is also charming and funny.
If he is performing in your area, you owe it to yourself to go and hear
him perform.

And, yes, he is related in Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy. His grand-father
and Jackie's father were first cousins. Therefore, Mischa is Jackie's
second cousin once removed.

Apr. 18 2016 02:51 PM

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