Katharine Dain (soprano) and Sam Armstrong (piano)

Hosted by the LSE Arts Lunchtime Concert Series

Shaw Library, 6th Floor, Old Building

American-Dutch soprano Katharine Dain performs opera, chamber music, orchestral repertoire, and oratorio on international stages and is a probing curator and collaborator on many kinds of creative projects.

Highlights of Katharine's recent seasons include a debut with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Antony Hermus in the premiere of a commissioned work by Bram Kortekaas, Mozart Don Giovanni (Donna Anna) with the Orchestra of the 18th Century and the Armel Opera Festival, orchestral song cycles of Dutilleux, Saariaho, and Berlioz with ensembles including the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and Tapiola Sinfonietta, and songs of Berg and Zemlinsky arranged and conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw. 

Hailed as 'a major new talent' International Piano and a ‘pianist of splendid individuality’ Arts Desk English pianist Sam Armstrong has made solo recital debuts at the Concertgebouw Amsterdam, Carnegie Hall's Weill Recital Hall in New York as well as at the Wigmore Hall in London, and as concerto soloist with the National Symphony of Ecuador.

Passionate about chamber music, he has performed with musicians including Elina Buksha, Valeriy Sokolov, Krzysztof Chorleski, Hannah Roberts, Ralph Kirshbaum, Alban Gerhardt, Lars Wouters van den Oudenweijer and Pablo Barragan. He has appeared at festivals including Aldeburgh, Cheltenham, Krzyzowa Music, Mecklenburg-Vorpommen, Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, Ravinia and in venues such as Seoul Arts Centre, Esplanade Singapore, Kumho Art Hall Seoul, and Manchester's Bridgewater Hall. He has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, Radio Suisse-Romande/Espace 2, NPO Radio 4, WQXR New York, WFMT Chicago and Radio New Zealand.

Performance to include:

Mozart - Sei du mein Trost;   Als Luise die Briefe;  Abendempfindung

Poulenc - Metamorophoses

Debussy - 3 songs from Cinq poèmes de Baudelaire', L. 64

Korngold - Drei Lieder, op22

Schumann - Songs 9,10 and 12 from Zwölf Gedichte', op. 35

Barber - Promiscuity; Sure on this Shining Night; Nocturne No.4

The next lunchtime concert is on Thursday 23 March and will be performed Joo Yeon Sir and Irina Andrievsky.

Join the LSE Choir and Orchestra on Tuesday 28 March for the LSE Spring Concert in the beautiful surroundings of St Clement Danes Church.

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Just economics and politics? Think again. While LSE does not teach arts or music, there is a vibrant cultural side to the School - from weekly free music concerts in the Shaw Library, and an LSE orchestra and choir with their own professional conductors, various film, art and photographic student societies and regular public exhibitions. For more information please visit LSE Arts and Music.

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