Sept. 19, 2012
Pianist Jonathan Korth and soprano Rachel Schutz will perform at Morningside College at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 3, in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave. The concert is free of charge and open to the public.
Korth and Schutz have performed around the world. Although maintaining separate performance schedules, their collaboration has been the cornerstone of their careers. In this concert, titled “Routine to Remarkable”, they will perform music from ranging from W.A. Mozart, Claude Debussy, and Sergei Rachmaninoff to more modern composers such as Libby Larsen, Richard Rodgers and George Gershwin.
A Welsh-born soprano, Schutz made her debut in 2006 singing with the Boston Pops Orchestra. More recent engagements include her debut at the Carnegie Hall’s Zankel Hall; her debut at the Ravinia Festival in Highland Park, Ill.; and her performance of Haydn’s “Nelson Mass” with the Hawaii Symphony. A supporter of new music, she has worked closely with composers Milton Babbitt, William Bolcom, Libby Larsen and more. A graduate of Stony Brook University, Schutz received her master’s degree from the Dawn Upshaw-run graduate program in vocal arts at Bard College.
Korth, a native to Forest City, Iowa, has a career as a soloist, collaborator, chamber musician and teacher. Since his debut in 2002, Korth has become an advocate for classical music, performing and lecturing in locations around the world including China, Taiwan and Europe. A graduate of the Peabody Conservatory and Stony Brook University, Korth studied piano with Ann Schein, Boris Slutsky and Gilbert Kalish, and studied chamber music with members of the Emerson and Juilliard String Quartets. He began teaching at the University of Hawaii in the fall of 2008.