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James Dargan

James Dargan, baritone

James Dargan is a creative artist and authenticity addict from the Southeastern US; he has played the violin and sung since he was a child, and he is a composer, essayist, poet, and polyglot translator. After a brief stint as a university English professor, James decided to sing, and has subsequently studied and performed in the US, Europe, the UK, and Canada. James lives and works in New York City. Recent artistic milestones include his first performance of Schubert's monumental song cycle, Winterreise, performed here in 2017; multiple performances (past and upcoming) of his social justice-oriented recital “Oh, Glory!”; his Manhattan solo debut as the baritone soloist for Musica Viva NY's April 8th, 2018 concert, "Infinite Hope"; four NYC premieres of songs for which James was lyricist, composer, and performer; and the in-progress writing of his first opera: “The Legend of John Henry”. Just a few weeks ago James was the artist-in-residence at Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, for the 2019 MLK Day weekend, and has just completed a tour of Chicago in which he sang six recitals in five days.

We welcome James to his second performance on our Historical Piano Concerts, series.