French Twist: Boise

April 18, 2020, 7:30 pm
Yulia Van Doren
Recognized by Opera as “A star-to-be” following her Lincoln Center debut, young Russian-American soprano Yulia Van Doren’s debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra was acclaimed as a “revelation… a ravishing lyric voice and an ease with vocal ornamentation that turned her into an enchanted songbird” (Toronto Star). For her last minute step-in with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Plain Dealer praised Van Doren as an artist of “melting poignancy” and added, “To Van Doren, one could easily have listened for hours.” Born in Moscow, Yulia Van Doren was raised in the United States in a music-filled household in which she and her seven younger siblings were taught by her Russian mezzo-soprano mother and American jazz pianist father. Ms. Van Doren is honored to be an Astral Artist, a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, and as the recipient of a Beebe Grant she spent the 2011-2012 season based in Paris.

Soprano Yulia Van Doren will shine along with the Boise Phil Master Chorale on Poulenc’s Gloria, a work lauded by the Boston Globe at its premier as “exceedingly fine” in it’s range from reflective and touching to jaunty and off-kilter. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, the familiar rondo by Dukas, tells of magic gone awry. Another of Poulenc’s works will be Les Biches Suite. “Les Biches” translates to The Does, which was written as a ballet for Serge Diaghilev in the 1920’s. The evening will end with Ravel’s resolute Bolero, showcasing the ensemble’s ability to create a rich orchestral texture.

Dukas: The Sorcerer’s Apprentice
Poulenc: Les biches Suite: The Does
Poulenc: Gloria
Yulia Van Doren, soprano
Boise Phil Master Chorale
Ravel: Bolero

Doors open an hour before the performance start time. 
Don't miss our Pre-concert with the Phil event with Jamey Lamar at 6:30 pm, or our Post-Concert Q&A with Music Director Eric Garcia immediately following the performance.

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Yulia Van Doren
Recognized by Opera as “A star-to-be” following her Lincoln Center debut, young Russian-American soprano Yulia Van Doren’s debut with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra was acclaimed as a “revelation… a ravishing lyric voice and an ease with vocal ornamentation that turned her into an enchanted songbird” (Toronto Star). For her last minute step-in with the Cleveland Orchestra, the Cleveland Plain Dealer praised Van Doren as an artist of “melting poignancy” and added, “To Van Doren, one could easily have listened for hours.” Born in Moscow, Yulia Van Doren was raised in the United States in a music-filled household in which she and her seven younger siblings were taught by her Russian mezzo-soprano mother and American jazz pianist father. Ms. Van Doren is honored to be an Astral Artist, a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, and as the recipient of a Beebe Grant she spent the 2011-2012 season based in Paris.