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Recital with the Brentano String Quartet at 92nd Street Y

Dawn Upshaw with the Brentano String Quartet at 92nd Street Y

Opera News

December 3, 2017

“Upshaw’s instrument has grown in rounded impact and timbral darkness; she was able to project the piece’s lower notes without forcing. Her attack remains true…”

American Songbook IV by George Crumb with Sō Percussion

Soprano Dawn Upshaw Makes a Powerful Combination With Sō Percussion

by Jessica Balik San Francisco Classical Voice

October 31, 2017

“While the demands that Winds of Destiny placed on the whole ensemble seemed staggering, Upshaw rightly stood center stage. The subtleties of her inimitable interpretation are difficult to describe or to generalize. Hollow and plaintive — amplified yet deliberately restrained — her voice sounded like swallowed pain thrown under a microscope.”

Recital with Gil Kalish at Town Hall in New York

Review: Dawn Upshaw Gets Down to Earth at Town Hall

by Vivien Schweitzer The New York Times

March 30, 2015

“Ms. Upshaw has been an energetic champion of contemporary and American composers; her lively rendition of a set of cabaret songs by William Bolcom proved a highlight of the afternoon. She brought a wry charm to his ‘Song of Black Max,’ and a jovial sensibility to the quirky ‘Toothbrush Time.’ She infused the mellow ‘Waitin’ ’ with a poignant intimacy.”