Jennifer Beattie, mezzo soprano
Adam Marks, piano

Art Song Duo Beattie and Marks are pleased to offer When They Come Back, exploring Aaron Copland’s intricate and intense settings of poems by Emily Dickinson. 

The Beattie/Marks Duo is also available for art song composition residencies. These workshops can include seminars on art song composition, workshops of works-in-progress, and prepared performances of new works utilizing a variety of extended and traditional techniques. These residencies have been previously conducted at Yale College and New Music On The Point.

photo by SnoStudios

photo by SnoStudios

a smashing success in both conception and execution
— Stephen Smoliar - San Francisco Examiner

When They Come Back

Cipullo - Cavatina (from A Visit from Emily)

Copland - Nature, the gentlest Mother
Copland - There came a wind like a bugle
Debussy - La Flûte de Pan
Bowles - Heavenly Grass
Copland - Why do they shut me out of Heaven?

Schumann - Humoresque
Copland - The world feels dusty
Copland - Heart, we will forget him
Bolcom - Amor
Copland - Dear March, come in
Gershwin - They can't take that away from me


Laitman - Wider than the Sky
Debussy - La Chevelure
Copland - Sleep is supposed to be
Copland - When they come back
Mahler - Urlicht
Cipullo - Aria (from A Visit with Emily)

Copland - I felt a funeral in my brain
Gershwin - Prelude No. 2
Copland - I've heard an organ talk sometimes
Copland - Going to Heaven!
Debussy - Le Tombeau des Naïades
Copland - The Chariot

Hailed by Opera News for her "exuberant voice and personality," mezzo-soprano Jennifer Beattie is a versatile and dynamic performer in styles ranging from opera to chamber music to cabaret. On the concert and opera stages Ms. Beattie has appeared as soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra, The National Opera Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, the Opera Company of Philadelphia, The Columbus Symphony Orchestra, and the National Chorale in Carnegie Hall. Ms. Beattie has been heard performing art song and chamber music at such venues as the the Stotsenberg Recital Series  (with pianist/ composer John Musto at the piano), Lincoln Center Library for the Performing Arts, The National Arts Club, The Juilliard School, Riverside Church, The Manhattan School of Music, the Lake George Music Festival, The Texas Music Festival, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, and the Mozarteum in Salzburg. In the fall of 2013, she will make her debut with the Brooklyn Art Song Society.

An avid interpreter of new music, Ms. Beattie has premiered many pieces written for her voice by such preeminent composers as Tom Cipullo (Insomnia),Laura Schwendinger (Sudden Light), Kathryn Alexander (Jazz Songs, Money Keeps Talking, Jabberwocky) and Tom Whitman (At War’s End). 2013 marks her third season as vocalist-in-residence at New Music on the Point festival. Her collaborative history includes The Network for New Music, Chicago’s 5th House Ensemble, the JACK Quartet, and I.C.E. (upcoming summer 2013).  Ms. Beattie holds a Master of Music degree from the Manhattan School of Music.