Schedule

Upcoming Engagements

 

Music and the Arts Series Concert – Cherry Blossom Festival Event
Sunday, March 22, 2015 – 4:00 PM – Vineville United Methodist Church – Macon, GA
Address: 2045 Vineville Avenue | Macon, GA | 31204 |
For more information: Music and the Arts Brochure
; Cherry Blossom Festival Website
Celebrate this beloved festival with soprano Courtney Huffman and pianist Chenny Gan, performing rare opera arias by Antonio Vivaldi, excerpts from Lili Boulanger’s haunting cycle Clairières dans le ciel, gorgeous German Lieder by Richard Strauss, and gems from both the operatic and musical theater genres. It’s an event that is sure to make you “stop and smell the roses” (or cherry blossoms, in this case!)

 

The Norman McLean Master Class
Monday, March 23, 2015 – 2:30-4:30 PM – Burden Parlor, Wesleyan College – Macon, GA
Address: 4760 Forsyth Road | Macon, GA | 31210 |
This event is free and open to the public

Join Ms. Huffman as she works with the next generation of professional singers in this masterclass that is endowed and supported by former students of Mr. Norman McLean, a well-loved and respected former professor of music and voice at Wesleyan College.

 

Past Engagements

 

Serpina: La serva padrona – Boston Baroque
Monday, December 31, 2012 – 8:00 PM and Tuesday, January 1, 2013 – 3:00 PM – Sanders Theater – Boston, MA
Address: 45 Quincy Street | Cambridge, MA | 02138 |
For ticket information and concert details: Boston Baroque Website

Ring in the new year with Ms. Huffman’s return to Boston Baroque in the English performance of La serva padrona, Pergolesi’s hilarious tale of an old guy and his young mistress, that was quite revolutionary in its time. Boston Baroque’s famous orchestra will also perform a couple of sparkling concertos by Corelli and Telemann — to go with the fizzy complimentary champagne at intermission.

 

Spotlight Series Vocal Recital – High Desert Chamber Music Series
Saturday, June 9, 2012 – 7:30 PM – First United Methodist Church – Bend, OR
Address: 680 NW Bond | Bend, OR | 97701 |
For ticket information and concert details: High Desert Chamber Music Website

In collaboration with pianist Janet Smith and violinist Isabelle Senger, Ms. Huffman presents a diverse program spanning from J.S. Bach to Kurt Weill. Highlights include excerpts from Lili Boulanger’s haunting cycle Clairières dans le ciel, J.S. Bach’s concert arias for soprano and violin, Strauss’ exquisite Morgen!, and a dramatic set of early musical theater pieces by Rudolf Friml, Sigmund Romberg, and Kurt Weill that is sure to entertain.

 

No Ordinary Women – Alumni Recital with Pianist Casey Robards
Friday, May 25, 2012 – 7:30 PM – Smith Memorial Recital Hall – University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Address: 805 South Mathews Avenue | Urbana, IL | 61801 |
For more information: University of Illinois Website

The “Court Case” duo is back in the Midwest, performing a thrilling program showcasing women composers and poets. Included in the program are selections form Lili Boulanger’s moving cycle Clairières dans le ciel, Gwyneth Walker’s popular No Ordinary Woman!, and the Midwest premiere of Timothy Takach’s touching Where Beauty Comes From, poetry by Julia Klatt Singer, based on her interaction with hospitalized children.

 

No Ordinary Women – Recital with Pianist Casey Robards
Thursday, May 24, 2012 – 7:00 PM – First Baptist Church – Highland, IL
Address: 2709 Poplar Street | Highland, IL | 62249 |
For more information: First Baptist Church of Highland Website

The “Court Case” duo is back in the Midwest, performing a thrilling program showcasing women composers and poets. Included in the program are selections form Lili Boulanger’s moving cycle Clairières dans le ciel, Gwyneth Walker’s popular No Ordinary Woman!, and the Midwest premiere of Timothy Takach’s touching Where Beauty Comes From, poetry by Julia Klatt Singer, based on her interaction with hospitalized children.

 

No Ordinary Women – Guest/Faculty Recital with Pianist Grace Xia Zhao
Sunday, May 13, 2012 – 3:00 PM – Morgan Auditorium – University of La Verne
Address: 1950 Third Street | La Verne, CA | 91750 |
General admission $10, for students and mothers $5
For more information: University of La Verne Website

Joined by violinist Alex Russell, cellist Joy Song Thompson, and special guest Dr. Cathy Irwin with poetry for mothers, pianist Grace Xia Zhao and Ms. Huffman will present a special Mother’s Day celebration concert. The program will feature Chopin’s Fantasia-Impromptu, Clara Schumann’s Piano Trio Op. 17, Gwyneth Walker’s exciting No Ordinary Woman!, and the World Premiere of Timothy Takach’s Where Beauty Comes From for solo voice and piano, with poetry by Julia Klatt Singer.

 

Amor: Orfeo ed Euridice – Boston Baroque
Friday and Saturday, May 4 and 5, 2012 – 8:00 PM – NEC’s Jordan Hall
Address: 290 Huntington Avenue | Boston, MA | 02136 |
For ticket information and concert details: Boston Baroque Website

Performing a leading role with one of Boston’s premiere early music orchestras, Ms. Huffman makes her Boston Baroque debut as Amor, the god of love. In this semi-staged production of Orfeo ed Euridice, love triumphs, as the poet Orpheus defies the fires of Hades to bring his beloved wife Eurydice back from the dead. With breathtaking music and colorful orchestration, Gluck’s revolutionary setting of this iconic story of love and loss influenced opera composers from Mozart to Wagner. The performance will be sung in the original Italian version with English supertitles.

 

Lady Isabel: The Secret Agent – Center for Contemporary Opera
Wednesday, April 18, 2012 – 8:30 PM – Opera Theatre d’Avignon
Address: Avignon | France |
For ticket information and concert details: Center for Contemporary Opera Website

Ms. Huffman makes her French debut performing a supporting role in Michael Dellaira’s contemporary opera The Secret Agent, featuring an all-star cast with stage direction by Sam Helfrich and conducted by Sara Jobin.

 

Night at the Opera – Sunriver Music Festival Classical Concert
Friday, August 12, 2011 – 7:30 PM – Tower Theater
Address: 835 NW Wall Street | Bend, OR | 97701 |
For ticket information: Sunriver Music Festival Website

Under the baton of Lawrence Leighton Smith, mezzo-soprano Sarah Mattox and Ms. Huffman will perform an exciting program of popular operatic duets and arias with the Sunriver Music Festival Orchestra. Similar to the program they presented in Sunriver in 2008, featured pieces will include Mozart’s Overture to The Magic Flute, Carmen’s Habanera, and the Prayer from Hansel & Gretel. In addition to this, Ms. Huffman will sing three new arias including Violetta’s brilliant “Sempre libera” from La Traviata as well a few fresh duets with Ms. Mattox. The concert was a smash hit to a sold out hall in 2008 and one you won’t want to miss!

 

Ten-Day Concert Tour in China
June 2011 – Various locations throughout China
Pianist Chenny Gan and Ms. Huffman will perform several concerts in Southern China for the YinMiao Piano Company. They plan to cover a vast spectrum of music, from opera to Chinese folk songs, from art song to musical theater.

 

An Afternoon Tea with Rodgers and Hammerstein – First Church Nashua Concert Series
Sunday, June 5, 2011 – 3:00 PM – First Church Nashua
Address: 1 Concord Street | Nashua, NH | 03064 |
For ticket information and concert details: First Church Nashua Concert Series Website

Ms. Huffman will be joined by two other talented singers in performing a delightful program of R & H favorites spanning the entire repertory from the classics “Oklahoma!” and “Sound of Music” through lesser-known works such as “State Fair” and “Allegro.” Co-sponsored through the Nashua Symphony Chamber Series, this program will certainly be a regional musical highlight followed by an (optional) catered afternoon tea in First Church’s magnificent Victorian-era Fellowship Hall.

 

From London to Venice – Chamber Music Concert
Sunday, May 15, 2011 – 4:00 PM – St. Thomas the Apostle Episcopal Church
Address: 7501 Hollywood Boulevard | Los Angeles, CA | 90046 |
For more information: Chamber Music Concert on Facebook

Ms. Huffman will reprise the 2010 Port Townsend Chamber Music Festival Baroque concert with conductor and harpsichordist Lucinda Carver, violinist Sue Feldman, and cellist Leif Woodward, performing pieces by J.S. Bach, Geminiani, Handel, Casello and Vivaldi.

 

Love and Death – Guest/Faculty Recital with Pianist Grace Xia Zhao
Saturday, May 14, 2011 – 7:30 PM – Morgan Auditorium – University of La Verne
Address: 1950 Third Street | La Verne, CA | 91750 |
FREE ADMISSION
For more information: University of La Verne Website

Pianist Grace Xia Zhao and Ms. Huffman will perform an exciting and diverse program featuring music by Chopin, Fauré, Bellini, Rachmaninov, and the dramatic song cycle Try Me, Good King by Libby Larsen. Also slated is a set of popular Chinese love songs, a sneak peek of Ms. Huffman’s program for her tour in China.

 

Private Concert
Friday, May 6, 2011 – 7:30 PM – The private home of Art and Dolly Warren
Address: Dana Point, CA
Ticket information: Private Invitation Only

Joined by pianist Tali Tadmor, Ms. Huffman will present a program celebrating women in honor of Mother’s Day. Highlights will include Gwyneth Walker’s sultry song cycle No Ordinary Woman!, popular tunes from various Rodger and Hammerstein musicals, beautiful love songs by Gabriel Fauré, and select opera arias.

 

Yadwiga: Enemies, a Love Story – Center for Contemporary Opera
Thursday and Friday, January 20 and 21, 2011 – 8:00 PM – The Cell Theater
Address: 338 West 23rd Street | New York, NY | 10011 |
For ticket information and concert details: Center for Contemporary Opera Website

Ms. Huffman makes her Center for Contemporary Opera debut performing one of the leading roles in Ben Moore’s new opera Enemies, a Love Story, based on the novel of the same name by Isaac Bashevis Singer, libretto by Nahma Sandrow. Set in NYC in 1948, the opera follows Holocaust survivor Herman Broder. He spent the war in a hayloft, hidden by Polish peasant Yadwiga, whom he later married. Here in New York, though, he’s also in love with a fascinating mistress, herself a survivor. And then his first wife, believed dead, reappears. Lying and daydreaming, in perpetual desperation, Herman juggles these three secret lives, plus a secret job – as long as he can. Will he be caught at last, perhaps by the ordinary human need for happiness? Featuring an all-star cast with stage direction by Kira Simring and music direction by Michael Pilafian.

 

No Ordinary Women – Andover Chamber Music
Sunday, November 7, 2010 – 4:00 PM – West Parish Church
Address: 129 Reservation Road | Andover, MA | 01810 |
For ticket information and concert details: Andover Chamber Music Website

Joined by cellist Caroline Stinson, pianist Mana Tokuno, and flutist Julie Scolnik, Ms. Huffman presents a fascinating program featuring several talented women composers. Works by Clara Schumann, Nadia Boulanger, Fanny Mendelssohn, and Amy Beach will be performed, along with Lori Laitman’s powerful song cycle I Never Saw Another Butterfly, which captures the voices of six extraordinary poems by Terezín’s child prisoners. Also featured is Gwyneth Walker’s song cycle No Ordinary Woman, consisting of several songs of self reflection in which the poet muses about her own life, emerging in the end as a strong and colorful woman.

 

Soprano Soloist: Mozart Requiem – Masterworks Chorale “Summer Sings”
Tuesday, August 3, 2010 – 8:00 PM – Noble and Greenough School
Address: Lawrence Auditorium/Wheeler Music Center | 10 Campus Drive | Dedham, MA | 02026 |
For ticket information: Masterworks Chorale Summer Sings Website

Summer Sing is an eight-week program that gives the audience — consisting of both amateur and professional singers — the opportunity to perform a different masterpiece of the choral repertoire each week, working under the direction of Conductor Steven Karidoyanes and selected guest conductors, and with professional soloists. Admission is kept at an affordable $10, and several hundred singers from around the Boston area come each week, many of whom have been participating for years. In addition to the singing and learning opportunities enjoyed by the audience members, Summer Sing has also provided performance opportunities to many young soloists, a number of whom have gone on to professional singing careers. This week, Ms. Huffman will be the soprano soloist for the beautiful Mozart Requiem.

 

Baroque Concert: Centrum’s Port Townsend Chamber Music Festival
Saturday, July 17, 2010 – 7:30 PM – Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
Address: 2333 San Juan Avenue | Port Townsend, WA | 98368 |
For more information: Centrum Chamber Music Performances Website

Ms. Huffman will perform a concert featuring Baroque music with conductor and harpsichordist Lucinda Carver, violinist Sue Feldman, and cellist Leif Woodward.

 

Operetta and Musical Theater Concert – New Hampshire Opera Theatre
Friday, July 9, 2010 – 7:00 PM – Concord Community Music School
Address: 23 Wall Street | Concord, NH | 03301 |
For ticket information: New Hampshire Opera Theatre Website

The resident artists of New Hampshire Opera Theatre will perform a concert of various songs from operettas and Broadway shows. Selections ranging from Jerome Kern’s Show Boat to Leonard Bernstein’s Candide, it’ll be a perfect evening for the whole family to enjoy!

 

Solo Recital: 51st NATS National Conference
Sunday, July 4, 2010 – 8:00 PM – Grand Ballroom, Little America Hotel
Address: 500 South Main Street | Salt Lake City, UT | 84101 |
For more information: NATS National Conference Website

In celebration of Independence Day, Ms. Huffman will reprise her all-American Carnegie Hall program at the NATS National Conference. The program ranges from Charles Ives to George Gershwin, from Irving Berlin to Lori Laitman. A wonderful mix of old and new, this program features classic masterpieces such as Ives’ “Tom Sails Away” and “Memories” intermixed with contemporary favorites such as “I’ve got Rhythm” by George Gershwin and “Desire” by up-and-coming award-winning composer Tom Cipullo. Also on the program will be the World Premiere performance of Alan Chan’s song cycle Queen Sonnets.

 

An Evening of American Songs
Saturday, June 19, 2010 – 8:00 PM – Gateway Christian Church
Address: 11760 Gateway Blvd | Los Angeles, CA | 90064 |
For ticket information: Gateway Performance Series Website

Fresh off of her Carnegie Hall debut performance last Spring, soprano Courtney Huffman returns to Southern California to perform an all-American program ranging from Charles Ives to George Gershwin, from Irving Berlin to Lori Laitman. A wonderful mix of old and new, this program features classic masterpieces such as Ives’ “Tom Sails Away”, “The Cage” and “Memories” intermixed with contemporary favorites such as “I’ve got Rhythm” by George Gershwin and “Desire” by up-and-coming award-winning composer Tom Cipullo.

 

Private Musical Performance – Alfred Mann Foundation
Sunday, June 13, 2010 – 4:30 PM – The private home of Claude and Alfred Mann
Address: Beverly Hills, CA
Ticket information: Private Invitation Only

Ms. Huffman will be presenting a program of various opera arias and duets with baritone José Adán Pérez from the LA Opera Young Artist Program.

 

Classical Music Series – Live at the Lounge
Saturday, June 12, 2010 – 8:00 PM – The Comedy and Magic Club
Address: 1018 Hermosa Avenue | Hermosa Beach, CA | 90254 |
For more information: Concert E-Flyer Online

Southern California now has a new weekly classical music series where premier established and rising young performers can be enjoyed in an attractive and intimate club setting. Like the famed Le Poisson Rouge in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village, the Live At The Lounge venue is ideal for enjoying classical music in a listening-room setting (not background music) accompanied by fine dinners and/or drinks. Ms. Huffman will be performing portions of her All-American Carnegie Hall program, along with a few surprises at the end. It’ll be an exciting evening you won’t want to miss!

 

Opera Gala Concert – New Hampshire Opera Theatre
Saturday, May 15, 2010 – 8:00 PM – Concord Community Music School
Address: 23 Wall Street | Concord, NH | 03301 |
For ticket information: New Hampshire Opera Theatre Website

Please join us for this celebration of music as New Hampshire Opera Theatre debuts their newly named artists and formally launches their new company! Featuring three centuries of opera’s best loved arias.

 

Through the Looking Glass
Performing Dalbavie’s Sextine Cyclus with Orchestra INSONICA
Wednesday, November 4, 2009 – 7:00 PM – The Samsung Experience at The Time Warner Center

Address: 10 Columbus Circle | New York, NY | 10023 |
Description: Located on the 3rd floor of The Time Warner Center

FREE ADMISSION
For more information: Orchestra INSONICA Website

 

Through the Looking Glass
Performing Dalbavie’s Sextine Cyclus with Orchestra INSONICA
Thursday, November 5, 2009 – 7:30 PM – The Estherwood Mansion at The Masters School

Address: 49 Clinton Avenue | Dobbs Ferry, NY | 10522 |
FREE ADMISSION
For more information: Orchestra INSONICA Website

 

Sunriver Music Festival Fireside Concert
Performing a mixture of Classical and Christmas Music
With Maestro Lawrence Smith, flutist Kyle Ruggles, and violinist Michael Hodecker
Sunday, December 13, 2009 – 7:30 PM – Historic Great Hall at Sunriver Music Resort

Address: 1 Center Drive | Sunriver, OR | 97707 |
For ticket information: Sunriver Music Festival Website

 



The Artist

Soprano Courtney Huffman is recognized as a singer of exceptional artistry and versatility. She has a passion for opera as well as the recital stage and already has an impressive resume of roles and repertoire.
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The Acclaim

“Teutile…brilliantly sung by a young soprano, Courtney Huffman, just entering the professional arena, is treated as a supercilious young starlet…She sings and steals the stage…I hope opera talent scouts were on hand…”
-- Mark Swed, LA Times
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