The third floor reception hall will be transformed into a candlelit space of hi-tops and small tables creating a fun atmosphere of intimacy with the artists. Attendees will enjoy a casual, 45-minute performance late night in Rockport!

This evening’s program highlights the vocal splendor of American mezzo-soprano Samantha Hankey, who was the Grand Finals winner of the 2017 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, performing arias from Carmen; the innovative pianist Stephen Prutsman, performing some of his own compositions and concluding with Liszt’s impressive and fun Hungarian Rhapsody, as well as the prolific harpsichordist John McKean performing Ligeti’s Continuum.  

Samantha Hankey, mezzo-soprano | Stephen Prutsman, piano | John McKean, harpsichord
Rockport Fellowship String Quartet:
Jennifer Murphyviolin | Boson Mo, violin | Laila Zakzook, viola | Julie Hereish, cello


“serious and penetrating” The New York Times


LIGETI: Continuum
BIZET: arias from Carmen (Non piu mesta, Habanera)
PRUTSMAN: original compositions
LISZT: Hungarian Rhapsody, No. 2

Location: Shalin Liu Performance Center, Third Floor Reception Hall

Video Notes

Barry Shiffman talks about the new classical cabaret series

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