Join us on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 7 PM for a livestreamed recital with baritone, Will Liverman and pianist, Jonathan King!
“…one of the most versatile singing artists performing today, being equally skilled in classical repertoire and less mainstream works…” – Bachtrack
“…velvet-voiced baritone Will Liverman is out to make the classical music canon more inclusive.” – NPR
Friday, April 9, 2021 at 7 PM
Will Liverman, baritone
Called “a voice for this historic moment” by The Washington Post, baritone Will Liverman continues to bring his compelling performances to audiences nationwide. The 2020 winner of the Marian Anderson Vocal Award, Will brings a breadth of genres to the stage with equal authority and beauty.
He will star in the Metropolitan Opera’s re-opening production of Terence Blanchard’s Fire Shut Up In My Bones in fall 2021, in addition to reprising his roles in Akhnaten (Horemhab) and The Magic Flute (Papageno) during the Met’s 21-22 season. In the 2020-2021 season, Liverman has appeared in a solo recital at The Kennedy Center and in Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ production of Highway 1 U.S.A as Bob. He will also curate OTSL’s Juneteenth Concert together with soprano Nicole Cabell. Will’s new opera, The Factotum, written together with DJ/recording artist K. Rico, was also developed in partnership with Lyric Opera of Chicago and the Ryan Opera Center this season.
Jonathan King, pianist
Jonathan King is currently a doctoral candidate at the University of Maryland School of Music, where he has directed the University Chorale and serves as Assistant Conductor, Chorus Master, and Junior Lecturer with Maryland Opera Studio. King previously served as assistant conductor with Grammy® Award-winning ensemble University Musical Society Choral Union, and has prepared choirs to work with eminent conductors including Leonard Slatkin, Marin Alsop, and Gianandrea Noseda. He has also worked closely with American conductor John Nelson, assisting in several performances with the Chicago Bach Project, Orchestre de chambre de Paris, and the MasterWorks Festival in Winona Lake, Indiana.
King has served as a répétiteur with the Lyric Opera of Chicago and at the Oregon Bach Festival, and as assistant conductor during the 2018 and 2019 seasons. As a collaborative pianist, King has worked with celebrated singers including Nicole Cabell, J’Nai Bridges and Will Liverman. As a duo, King and Liverman have recorded with Odradek Records and Deutsche Grammophon, and have appeared on historic world stages including Wigmore Hall and the Kennedy Center’s Opera House. Their album Whither Must I Wander, released January 2020 on Odradek Records, was named one of ten “Best Classical Recordings of 2020” by the Chicago Tribune.