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Passionflower Duo – In Bloom, A Pride Program – Friday, June 10 at 8 pm



Passionflower Duo
In Bloom: A Pride Program

Gabrielle Lochard, soprano
Jonathan Liu, piano

Samuel Barber Nuvoletta, Daisies, Sure On This Shining Night
Roger Quilter June, Drink to Me Only, Love’s Philosophy
Undine Smith Moore Love Let the Wind Cry, I’ll love you until stars fall
Johannes Brahms Sapphische Ode
Francis Poulenc Fleurs promises
Reynaldo Hahn selections from Études latines and A Chloris
Aaron Copland/Emily Dickinson Nature the Gentlest Mother, When they come back
Howard Swanson/Langston Hughes Joy
Duérmete, Niño Lindo 
traditional/folk, arr. Mari Esabel Valverde
B. E. Boykin/Maya Angelou selections from Moments in sonder

The Passionflower Duo presents a program that celebrates music by queer composers and authors, during pride month at the height of spring. Focusing on optimism, joy, and authenticity, they will perform a collection of songs by composers from the 19th and 20th centuries, celebrating some of the countless incredible contributions to song forms by queer artists. The duo is a dynamic recital partnership, specializing in classical song. The duo has been performing throughout the Bay Area since 2018, and emphasize creative, ambitious, and expansive programming for voice and piano. Programs have included Elements: Romantic and Neo-Romantic Song, (2018-2019); On Desire, A Song Recital (2021); and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (2021).

Gabrielle Lochard is a musician and multi-disciplinary performing artist. Committed to grassroots community art-making, Gabrielle and her collaborators work as performers, producers, and directors to collectively bring to life projects which meditate on the richness, nuance, and depth of the human experience. Through this holistic approach, she strives to create experiences where audiences and performers are knit together in supportive community. Primarily a classical musician, she is a dynamic soprano and collaborative pianist, active as a recitalist and music director in the Bay Area. Gabrielle also creates work as a modern dancer and actor. In 2021, she co-starred, co-produced, and co-directed a production of Yasmina Reza’s ART, with collaborators Stella Ziegler and Martina Maffezini. She is a passionate music teacher in the East Bay, specializing in a somatic and generous approach to voice and piano, and currently serves as the music director at the Skyline Community Church. Gabrielle holds degrees in Music and Music History from Harvard University and UC Berkeley.

Jonathan Liu is a collaborative pianist based in the Bay Area. He has performed in a variety of settings, from giving art song recitals with soloists to accompanying choral ensembles. He is also an experienced choral singer, having performed with the aforementioned UC Berkeley Chamber Chorus, the Bay Area Classical Harmonies, and the Berkeley City Symphony, among others. Outside of music, he has a PhD in Physics and works as a research scientist at the Chan-Zuckerberg Biohub.

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