IMPORTANT: This concert will be live-streamed; no in-person performance will be provided. For viewing details, please visit artsholytrinity.org.
Praised as “expressive and dynamic” and “vocally splendid,” American baritone Michael Kelly continues to distinguish himself as a consummate artist, sought-after for his riveting interpretations of recital, concert and operatic repertoire. Kelly is a multi-talented artist, working with live and digital platforms as a collaborator, writer, producer and educator.
David Leisner is an electrifying performing artist, a distinguished composer, and a master teacher. American Record Guide cited him as “among the finest guitarists of all time.” He records mostly for the Azica label, his compositions are published primarily by Theodore Presser Co., and he is the Chair of the Guitar Department at the Manhattan School of Music.
Die Schöne Müllerin, Franz Schubert's 20-song cycle about unrequited love, originally for voice and piano, is performed by the duo in Leisner's apt arrangement for voice and guitar. It is one of the most beloved pieces of music ever written.
COMMUNITY OUTREACH ACTIVITY - As a way to give back to the community, the artists will share their talents and experiences with students at Firestone CLC and the Cleveland Classical Guitar Society. Our sincere thanks to the Leek Pipe Organ Company for being the season’s Outreach Underwriter.