Peggy Rockefeller Concert Series: Michelle Bradley

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The 2019-2020 Peggy Rockefeller Concert Series featuring Michelle Bradley

Tickets on sale now! Learn more about The Peggy Rockefeller Concert Series, this year's artists, and purchase tickets at www.rockefeller.edu/peggy.

Individual Ticket $30 | Student/Postdoc Ticket $10


Michelle Bradley has gained great acclaim as one of today’s most promising Verdi sopranos. Ms. Bradley has made notable debuts as Leonora in La forza del destino (Frankfurt), the title role in Aïda(Nancy), and with the Deutsche Oper for the soprano solo in Verdi’s Requiem (Berlin). In concert, she debuted with the Orchestre de Paris as the soprano solo in Tippett’s A Child of our Time and sang in recital under the auspices of the George London Foundation in Miami and New York City. Recently, Ms. Bradley returned to the Metropolitan Opera as Clotilde in the new David McVicar production of Norma. On the concert stage, she made her debut at the May Festival in Verdi’s Requiem and sang the Four Last Songs with the Santa Cruz Symphony. Ms. Bradley is the 2017 recipient of the Leonie Rysanek Award from the George London Foundation, the 2016 recipient of the Hildegard Behrens Foundation Award, and a first place winner in the Gerda Lissner and the Serge and Olga Koussevitzky vocal competitions. She is the 2014 grand prize winner of The Music Academy of the West’s Marilyn Horne Song Competition.

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The Peggy Rockefeller Concert Series consists of six musical performances each year by internationally acclaimed artists in a venue unmatched in New York City—the University’s Caspary Auditorium. Designed by renowned architect Wallace Harrison in the 1950s, Caspary Auditorium was part of a mid-twentieth century expansion of the Rockefeller University campus. With its intimate scale, clear sight lines, and superb acoustics, Caspary provides an extraordinary musical experience.

In 1958, Rockefeller chemist Theodore Shedlovsky, an ardent music lover, invited a group of his musician friends to perform in the new auditorium, and the Rockefeller Concert Series was born. After beloved concert-goer Peggy Rockefeller, wife of honorary chairman and life trustee David Rockefeller, passed away in 1996, President Torsten Wiesel proposed that the concerts be renamed in her honor. For many years, Dr. Shedlovsky put together spectacular concerts, presenting high-caliber musicians and ensembles. Later, he entrusted the concert management to his colleague Gerald Edelman, a Nobel Prize-winning neuroscientist. Currently organized by Professor George N. Reeke, Jr., The Peggy Rockefeller Concerts remain a faculty initiative, exemplifying the important partnership of science and music.

For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.rockefeller.edu/peggy.

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