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2022-2023 Season

Christian Pursell and Ronny Michael Greenberg

Christian Pursell and Ronny Michael Greenberg

Bass-baritone, piano

Tuesday, October 4, 2022
7:30 PM
The Rockefeller University
Caspary Auditorium
1230 York Avenue at East 66th St.
New York City

Hailing from the Santa Cruz mountains of California, bass-baritone Christian Pursell is a rising star among the next generation of singers. A graduate of the prestigious Adler Fellowship at the San Francisco Opera, Mr. Pursell’s performance credits with the company include Lieutenant Ratcliffe in Billy Budd, Walter Raleigh in Roberto Devereux, the Jailer in Tosca, Count Lamoral in Arabella under the baton of Marc Albrecht, and an Angel in It’s a Wonderful Life conducted by Patrick Summers.

As a concert soloist, Mr. Pursell has performed Samuel in Handel’s Saul with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra in the Walt Disney Concert Hall, a concert version of Strauss’ Salome with the Fabio Luisi and the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and performances of Britten’s War Requiem, Brahms’ Ein deutsches Requiem, Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Haydn’s The Creation, Faure’s Requiem, and Pärt’s Passio.

Mr. Pursell most recently won 3rd prize in the 2021 James Toland Vocal Arts competition. He is the recipient of the 2019 Igor Gorin Memorial Award, and is a national semi-finalist of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions (2016).

Pianist and producer Ronny Michael Greenberg is a leading innovator in the world of performing arts. A native of Montreal, he has toured internationally, performing in venues including the Vienna Konzerthaus, Carnegie Hall, Montreal’s Place des Arts, the War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, and across Italy, New Zealand, and Hawaii. Mr. Greenberg has worked with San Francisco Opera, Hawaii Opera Theater, the Merola Opera Program, Chicago Collaborative Arts Institute, and the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival. Equally passionate about musical, visual, and culinary arts, Mr. Greenberg is the CEO of Taste of Talent, a performing arts organization that showcases the connective power of music and art through innovative and collaborative programs and promotes entrepreneurial empowerment of artists. He holds degrees from the Crane School of Music SUNY Potsdam, Yale School of Music, and Manhattan School of Music.


Check out more on the artists –

Christian Pursell Official Website »

Ronny Michael Greenberg Official Website »



Location

Caspary Auditorium
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue 
(at East 66th Street)
New York, NY 10065

Concerts begin at 7:30 PM


Contact

Brandon Fleischer
Assistant Director
Outreach Programming and Events
The Rockefeller University
1230 York Avenue, Box 164
New York, NY 10065


Attendance Policy

The Rockefeller University will update its attendance policy to reflect the guidance of medical and public health experts. The health and safety of our audience is of the utmost importance to us. Information will be sent before all concerts, reminding patrons of the university’s COVID-19 policy and noting any changes.

In-person Attendance:

  • In-person registration is open to the general public. Attendance requires attestation of full vaccination and a face covering to be worn for the duration of the event. The university asks that all concert-goers maintain social distancing whenever possible while inside the venue.

Virtual Attendance:

  • Open to all at no cost.
  • Registration can be completed from any computer or mobile device.
  • Following registration, a link to view the concert via webcast will be sent in advance of the performance.