Recital rescheduled: Darby Clinard '22 MM, Mezzo-Soprano

NEC: Williams Hall | Directions

290 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA
United States

NEC's students meet one-on-one each week with a faculty artist to perfect their craft. As each one leaves NEC to make their mark in the performance world, they present a full, professional recital that is free and open to the public. It's your first look at the artists of tomorrow.

Darby Clinard '22 MM studies Voice with Karen Holvik and is the recipient of a scholarship made possible by the Gladys Miller Voice Scholarship Fund.

Watch livestream from Williams Hall

  • Darby Clinard '22 MM, mezzo-soprano
  • Liya Nigmati, piano
  • Julia Chen, viola
  • Karen Holvik, studio teacher
  1. Claude Debussy | Fêtes galantes, Book I, FL 86

    En sourdine

    Clair de lune

  2. Samuel Rosner ’21 MM | A Kindling Flame

    Ashrei Hagafrur

    Yesh Kochavim


    Program note

    Hannah Szenes (1921-1944), author of the poetry set in A Kindling Flame, parachuted into Yugoslavia to aid the resistance in fighting the Nazis and liberating Hungarian Jews from concentration camps. However, she was captured, tortured, and shot by firing squad at the age of 23. Despite having endured prolonged torture at the hands of the Nazis, Szenes refused to reveal anything about her mission and emerged as a heroine of the Holocaust. While Hannah Senesh faced an untimely death for her heroism, her poetry still stands as a testament to the kindling flame of her spirit.

  3. Ivor Gurney | from Five Elizabethan Songs

    I. Orpheus
    II. Tears
    IV. Sleep

  4. Johannes Brahms | Zwei Gesänge, op. 91

    Gestillte sehnsucht
    Geistliches Wiegenlied

    • Julia Chen, viola

    Thank you to my family and friends
    for all their support through my musical endeavors.
    I’m very grateful for the wonderful experiences I had here
    at New England Conservatory completing my master’s degree.

    Special thanks to my voice teacher, Karen Holvik,
    and my mother for helping me achieve my dreams.