Mezzo Soprano Julia Jaffe in Concert
On Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3:30, First Parish in Lexington will present Belarus native mezzo soprano Julia Jaffe in a concert of Baroque arias, Russian Folk songs, spirituals, Broadway ballads, 19th-century art songs and instrumental trio sonatas. Ms. Jaffe will be joined by Rip Jackson on piano and harpsichord with baroque violinists Asako Takeuchi and Emily Hale and baroque cellist Jennifer Morsches. Some of the featured works include “Habanera” from Bizet’s Carmen, “Erbarme Dich” from Bach’s St. Matthew Passion” and Handel’s Trio Sonata in G Major.” A free will offering will be taken.
Julia Jaffe was born in Minsk, Belarus where she attended a specialized music school. She immigrated to the USA as a teenager and studied voice and literature at the University of Utah. In Boston, Julia had a career as a linguist and pursued post graduate studies in voice at the New England Conservatory of Music. She has performed as a soloist with the Lowell House Opera and Commonwealth Lyric Theatre as well as an ensemble member of Utah Opera, Opera Tampa, and the Odyssey opera. Julia experiences singing as direct conduit between the spiritual and corporeal realms. She feels blessed to sing at the First Parish UU in Lexington where she has had opportunities to sing music of dizzying variety under the leadership of Rip Jackson. Julia has found her niche in creating original thematically organized programs. She performs as a guest soloist throughout the USA and was a featured artist at the 2019 Assisi Music Festival in Italy.