Danish Dreams: The Songs of Peter Heise
Featuring Jessie Wright Martin (mezzo-soprano) and John O'Brien (piano)
A long-established musical collaboration between Jessie Wright Martin and John O’Brien has taken them to universities and concert halls throughout the American southeast and across the country. They have performed numerous recitals together, including Wolf’s Italienisches Liederbuch, Schumann’s Frauenliebe und Leben, and a program of Australian music they performed at Weill Recital Hall in Carnegie Hall. Their most recent project was a program of Scandinavian music performed in the original languages. This exciting recital program featured the music of Edvard Grieg (Haugtussa), Peter Heisse (Dvekes Sange) and Gunnar de Frumeri (Hjärtats Sånger). The program drew on Dr. Martin’s study with scholars and practitioners of vocal music in Denmark, Sweden and Norway and celebrated the rich musical offerings of Scandinavian music.
Our final concert in the 2022 Mostly Nordic series features the works of Danish composer Peter Heise (1830-1879) performed by Martin and O'Brien. Join us for an afternoon of romantic melody in our Osberg Great Hall. Tour the Museum before or after the concert at your leisure.
Please note that subscribers can use their March 6 performance tickets for this August 14 concert.
All concert goers can show their Danish Dream ticket or series pass for free entry to the Museum on August 14.