2013 3:00 pm
Alumni Recital Series: Timothy LeFebvre, baritone
Kresge Theatre, College of Fine Arts
5000 Forbes Avenue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213
Timothy Cheek, piano
The first in a series of recitals given by School of Music alumni, Timothy LeFebvre will perform a wide selection of repertoire ranging from early French arias to Korngold's Tanzlied des Pierrot, and featuring the lieder of Strauss.
Nationally acclaimed baritone Timothy LeFebvre has wide-ranging experience from the operatic stage to the concert hall. Recent performances include Britten’s War Requiem with Jacksonville Symphony, Mendelssohn’s Elijah with Westminster Choir College, Mozart’s Requiem with West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Vaughan-Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and Dona nobis pacem with Berkshire Choral Festival, and solo recitals at Oberlin Conservatory and University of Michigan (Ann Arbor). 2012-2013 performances include Elijah with New Dominion Chorale, Brahms’ Requiem with Hamilton College, Beethoven’s Mass in C with Wichita Symphony, Mozart’s Requiem with Susquehanna Valley Chorale, Brahms’ Requiem with the Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, and Messiah with the Handel Choir of Baltimore.
Mr. LeFebvre has appeared in concert with the Jacksonville Symphony, Cleveland Pops Orchestra, Wichita Symphony, Pensacola Symphony, West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, Vermont Symphony, Minnesota Symphony, Syracuse Symphony, American Symphony Orchestra, Pittsburgh Symphony, Spokane Symphony, Binghamton Philharmonic, Rochester Bach Festival, Berkshire Choral Festival, New Dominion Chorale, Williamsport Symphony, Orchestra of the Southern Finger Lakes, Syracuse Chamber Music Society, the Skaneateles Festival and the Marlboro Music Festival. He has also appeared in concert at New York’s Carnegie Hall and Alice Tully Hall.
His frequently performed opera roles include Rigoletto, Sharpless (Madama Butterfly), Germont (La Traviata), Count (Le nozze di Figaro), Falke (Die Fledermaus), Marcello and Shaunard (La Bohème) and Father (Hansel and Gretel). LeFebvre’s operatic experience features performances with Central City Opera, Tri-Cities Opera, Sarasota Opera, Chattanooga Symphony and Opera, Syracuse Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Opera Delaware, and Opera Theater of Pittsburgh.
LeFebvre is a proud graduate of Carnegie Mellon, where he studied voice with Dr. Lee Cass. He then received his first operatic experience under the guidance of Mildred Miller Posvar and the Opera Theater of Pittsburgh, and was also baritone soloist at Fox Chapel Presbyterian Church. After performing in Pittsburgh for three years, he moved on to Binghamton University for his Masters in Opera, in cooperation with Tri-Cities Opera.
Mr. LeFebvre is currently Associate Professor of Singing at Oberlin Conservatory of Music. Prior to Oberlin, he was Assistant Professor of Voice at Binghamton University, and also taught at Cornell University, Syracuse University, Hamilton College, and Colgate University. 2013-2014 performances include solo recitals at the Townsend School of Music at Mercer University, Mahler’s Lieder eines fahrenden Gesellen with Pensacola Symphony and Oberlin Conservatory, and Messiah with Binghamton Downtown Singers.