Shea Owens

"His vocal quality is stunning, with all the richness of a well-rounded baritone voice but with a striking brightness that thrills, particularly in his upper range."

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From Lute Song to the Beatles: Songs of the British Isles (with Steven Blier)

  • The Barns at Wolf Trap 1645 Trap Road Vienna, Virginia 22182 (map)

A delightful survey of four centuries of wit, sentiment, and unique music from the British Isles beginning with a bawdy Renaissance lute song and ending with dessert courses by Noël Coward and the Beatles. Along the way, there's an aria by a student of Mozart's, a Gilbert and Sullivan highlight, a bevy of beautiful ballads, and more. Tickets and more info here.

"Although he doesn’t write the songs that make the whole world sing, Steven Blier rediscovers, revitalizes, and reveals some of the best vocal music available to modern audiences anywhere in the world.

"For those who don’t know Steven, he is a brilliant and multi-faceted Grammy-winning artist; he is also a pianist, researcher, speaker, storyteller, visionary, and comedian. He is co-founder of the New York Festival of Song, a frequent performance artist around the country, and instructor at the Juilliard School in New York City. He liberally and selflessly shares his passion for vocal music of all genres with countless artists around the globe, inspiring legions of us with his heart, his wit, and his wisdom."

–Ryan Taylor, Arizona Opera General Director

Earlier Event: March 16
Later Event: June 10
The Rape of Lucretia