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Andrew Goodridge and Charles Blandy
Boston, Massachusetts
Friday, 29 April 2016 - 8:00 PM
Great artists give free concerts at New England Conservatory—simply because they teach here.

Step into the "wondrously beautiful month of May" with tenor Charles Blandy and Prep faculty pianist Andrew Goodridge performing an all Schumann recital of songs set to the poetry of Heinrich Heine, including the great song cycle "Dichterliebe" as well as Liederkreis (Op. 24) and other selected songs.

Charles Blandy has been praised as “unfailingly, tirelessly lyrical” (Boston Globe); “a versatile tenor with agility, endless breath, and vigorous high notes" (Goldberg Early Music Magazine).

Recent performances include Handel’s Messiah with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra; the role of Belmonte in Mozart’s Abduction from the Seraglio with Emmanuel Music; roles in Monteverdi's Il Ritorno d’Ulisse, Vespers of 1610, and L’Orfeo with Boston Early Music Festival; Bach’s B minor Mass with the American Classical Orchestra (NYC); and St. Matthew Passion with the American Bach Soloists (SF, CA). With Emmanuel Music he was in John Harbison’s The Great Gatsby; the Evangelist in both Bach Passions; Tom in Stravinsky’s Rake’s Progress; Tamino in Mozart’s Magic Flute; and Lurcanio in Handel’s Ariodante.

In recent years he has also sung with the Rhode Island Philharmonic, Portland Baroque Orchestra, Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Baroque, Exsultemus, and the Charlotte Symphony.

He studied at Tanglewood, Indiana University, and Oberlin College. He is originally from Troy NY.

Andrew Goodridge has performed with many leading artists, including Roman Totenberg, Arturo Delmoni, Scott Yoo, D’Anna Fortunato, Sophie Vilker, and members of the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, and Boston Symphony Orchestra. He was a regular accompanist in the violin studios of the late Roman Totenberg and Eric Rosenblith, and many other prestigious studios. He has performed in master classes given by vocalists Elly Ameling and Sherrill Milnes and has performed continuo under conductors Michael Beattie and Craig Smith.

An active teacher, Mr. Goodridge has over 20 piano students, and is on the faculty at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School. From 2011-2014, Mr. Goodridge taught piano accompanying at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. He has taught music history at the New England Conservatory School of Continuing Education, and music theory for Project STEP. From 2008-2009, he was the orchestral director at the Shady Hill School in Cambridge, MA.

Growing up, Mr. Goodridge studied for three summers at the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival, with the legendary accompanist, Artur Balsam. He received an undergraduate degree in English Literature from Harvard University and a Masters degree in Piano Performance from the New England Conservatory of Music, as a student of Patricia Zander. He holds a doctorate in Collaborative Piano, also from the N.E. Conservatory.
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Schumann: Liederkreis, Op. 24
Morgens steh' ich auf und frage
Es treibt mich hin, es treibt mich her!
Ich wandelte unter den Bäumen
Lieb Liebchen, leg's Händchen aufs Herze mein
Schöne Wiege meiner Leiden
Warte, warte, wilder Schiffmann
Berg' und Burgen schaun herunter
Anfangs wollt' ich fast verzagen
Mit Myrten und Rosen, lieblich und hold
Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48
Im wunderschönen Monat Mai
Aus meinen Tränen sprießen
Die Rose, die Lilie, die Taube, die Sonne
Wenn ich in deine Augen seh'
Ich will meine Seele tauchen
Im Rhein, im heiligen Strome
Ich grolle nicht
Und wüssten's die Blumen, die kleinen
Das ist ein Flöten und Geigen
Hör' ich das Liedchen klingen
Ein Jüngling liebt ein Mädchen
Am leuchtenden Sommermorgen
Ich hab' im Traum geweinet
Allnächtlich im Traume seh ich dich
Aus alten Märchen winkt es
Die alten bösen Lieder
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