Rendez-vous Musical #72

The musicians in residence and Harriet Hale Woolley scholars are looking forward to seeing you in the Grand Salon on Sunday, October 31 for the next Rendez-vous Musical. These concerts, which are an opportunity for the musicians to perform works they are studying or creating, are renowned for their open and friendly atmosphere. Members of audience, delighted to (re)discover classical, contemporary and new works, often stay behind to talk with the musicians. The musicians take great pleasure in these exchanges, always speaking about music and their specific disciplines with great passion.

This concert will be a continuation of the October 17th program featuring many compositions by alumni and new composers living at FEU. At the end of the concert, you will be given a final opportunity to discover the l’exposition de Madison Vander Ark.

Informations pratiques

Date : October 31 | Horaire : 5pm | Événement Facebook
Covid : Please respect the general physical distancing guidelines. Hand sanitizer will be available at the entrance. According to the government’s announcement, you will be asked for your vaccination passport or a negative PCR test done within the last 48h.

Free Reservation

Last reservation on Friday, October 29th at 5:30pm. If you did not get any ticket, yo can come at the door and we will let you in, depending on the remaining seats.

Programme prévisionnel

Simon Frisch
de Narcisus (2021)
Sarah Grace Graves, voice
Simon Frisch, piano

Sarah Grace Graves 
Both/And (2018)
Sarah Grace Graves and Virginia Guidi, voice

Sarah Grace Graves 
Night Vision (2019)
Sarah Grace Graves and Virginia Guidi, voice

Giacinto Scelsi (1905-1988)
Sauh I/II (1973)
Sarah Grace Graves and Virginia Guidi, voice

Tom Gurin
Thin Space (2021)
Sarah Grace Graves, voice

Jon Yu
Begone Dull Care (2021)
Sarah Grace Graves, voice

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Tu puniscismi, o Signore from Luisa Miller
Solange Adamson, soprano
Edgar Jaber, piano

W.A. Mozart (1756-1791)
Prendero Quel Brunettino from Così Fan Tutte
Sarah Grace Graves and Solange Adamson, sopranos
Edgar Jaber, piano

About the artists

Canadian lyric soprano, Solange Adamson combines her background in research and performance to bring to life the works of historical female composers. A current Harriet Hale Woolley scholar, she is using this year to study and perform Catherine ou la Belle Fermière, a one-woman opera by Julie Candeille, performed by her to great acclaim during the French Revolution. Since moving to Paris, Solange has performed regularly in concerts at the Fondation des États-Unis and Salle Cortot. Most recently, she performed at the Vienna Volksliedwerk and Festival Centenaire des Écoles d’Arts Américaines de Fontainebleau. With Opera UCLA, Solange created the roles of Sor Andrea in Carla Lucero’s opera Juana, and the Queen in Nicki Sohn’s The Emperor’s New Clothes. Among other roles, she has portrayed the Abbess in Puccini’s Suor Angelica with the Center for Opera Studies in Italy, Dardano in Handel’s Amadigi with Opera UCLA, and prepared the role of Michaela in Carmen at Ecole Normale de Musique. Solange has graduate degrees from École Normale de Musique de Paris and UCLA where she studied with Olga Toporkova and Vladimir Chernov.


Simon Frisch is an American composer currently based in Paris with the 2020-21 joint Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley grant, as artist-in-residence at the Fondation des États-Unis and researcher at the Conservatoire de Paris (CNSMDP). He is a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow in composition at the Juilliard School, with a research focus on politics and gender role in occasional motets of the French court circa 1500. In addition to composition projects and premieres across the U.S. and Europe, he has organized acclaimed chamber music concerts in the Ille-et-Vilaine/Côtes-d’Armor regions of Brittany in collaboration with local communities and non-profits.


Sarah Grace Graves is a singer and composer of experimental music living in Paris, France. Her music contextualizes voice and instrument within the performer’s internal landscape of emotion, physical sensation, and sense memory. Her festival appearances include Voix Nouvelles Academy at Royaumont, IlSuono Contemporary Music Week, and Estalagem da Ponta do Sol Residency for contemporary music and electronics. She performs Karlheinz Stockhausen’s Stimmung with the Italian contemporary vocal ensemble Fragmente and is a founding member of Mockingbird and Magpie, an experimental voice/cello duo with Toronto-based composer and cellist Cory Harper-Latkovich. Sarah Grace holds a Master of Arts in Composition from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor of Music in Composition from Rice University. From 2021 until 2022 Sarah Grace will be a Harriet Hale Woolley Fellow at the Fondation des États-Unis in Paris. She studies voice with Nicholas Isherwood.

Composer Tom Gurin is a Fulbright-Harriet Hale Woolley Award recipient. He is a graduate of Yale University, where he earned a degree with honors in music composition and received the Paul H. and Brigitte P. Fry Award for excellence in the arts. His music has been featured at highSCORE New Music Festival in Pavia (Italy); at the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival at Mannes School of Music in New York City; at the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp; and more. The National Youth Orchestra of China, the Yale Symphony Orchestra, and other ensembles have premiered his works. He is a former United States Fellow of the Belgian American Educational Foundation and holds an artist diploma from the Belgian Royal Carillon School. Recent honors include premieres through the Sonus Foundation in Budapest; Campanae Lovanienses in Leuven; and the Guild of Carillonneurs in North America, who awarded him a 2021 Johan Franco Composition Award. He currently studies composition at the École Normale de Musique de Paris.

Born in Boston and raised in Bucharest, Edgar Jaber is currently finalizing a master’s degree in Mathematics and Engineering at CentraleSupélec/Université Paris-Saclay. He is a pupil of the Romanian pianists Toma Popovici and Viorica Rădoi at the National University of Music in Bucharest. His repertoire focuses mainly on classical and romantic german composers as well as early XXth century modernism.

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