Kevin McMillan, baritone

Gabriel Dobner, piano

Monday, October 24 @ 8 pm

RECITAL HALL


The performing career of Kevin McMillan has spanned over 25 years, with more than 750 concerts, 15 commercial recordings, a Grammy Award, a Gramophone Award and numerous Juno Award nominations. Critics have praised his “elegant lyric baritone voice” and “singularly remarkable interpretive skills” in appearances with virtually every major North American orchestra, including the New York Philharmonic, the Boston Symphony, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the San Francisco Symphony.

He has also established a presence in Europe, with appearances in centers in London, Berlin, Barcelona, Paris and Prague, among others. He has worked with such conductors as Herbert Blomstedt, Pierre Boulez, Raphael Frühbeck de Burgos, Sir Andrew Davis, Charles Dutoit, Neeme Jarvi, Jesus Lopez-Cobos, Kurt Masur, Sir Roger Norrington, Hellmuth Rilling, and the late Robert Shaw and Sergiu Commissiona. McMillan joined the faculty of the James Madison University School of Music in 2009. http://www.kevinmcmillan.ca/

Gabriel Dobner has appeared with some of Europe’s leading singers in the major concert venues of Munich, Hamburg, Frankfurt, Zürich, Vienna, Tokyo and Nagoya. He has recorded for both the Ottavo and MDG labels, winning high praise from BBC Music Magazine, Fono Forum and the West German Radio in Cologne, who referred to him as a “master among Lieder pianists.” He has also done numerous radio recordings in the United States, Germany and Japan.


HIGHLIGHTS


  • The female a cappella quintet Nobuntu will perform traditional Zimbabwean songs, Afro-jazz, and gospel music!



  • Catalyst Quartet will be "nothing short of fantastic." (Lincoln Journal Star)