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Sara LeMesh is currently a vocal fellow at the Marlboro Music Festival. Recent performances include Saariaho's Die Aussicht and Schumann's Spanisches Liederspiel with pianist Jonathan Biss. She spent 2021-22 studying Jewish sacred and popular music in Jerusalem, Israel and is now based in New York City.

Updated August 2022

Ms. LeMesh's 2021-2022 performance season included work as a cantorial soloist in Jerusalem, Israel. In the summer of 2022, she will attend the Marlboro Music Festival as a Vocal Fellow. Ms. LeMesh is also planning to record an album dedicated to Yiddish art song in early 2023.

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ANNUAL HIGHLIGHTS

Marlboro Music Festival

Spanisches Liederspiel

Soprano

July 2022

Die Aussicht

Soprano

Marlboro Music Festival

July 2022

View video footage of Ms. LeMesh's performances as well as production and press photo galleries.

Media

WATCH MS. LeMESH

View video footage of selections from Breaking the Waves and other contemporary works by Ligeti, Crumb, and Bacewicz. 

Ms. LeMesh recently produced a "heartbreakingly beautiful" (San Francisco Chronicle) music video with her piano-vocal duo, Chordless.

News

Music Video Premiere

The Night in Silence Under Many a Star

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Ms. LeMesh premiered a music video created with her piano-vocal duo, Chordless. In February 2020, they recorded and filmed "The Night in Silence Under Many a Star" from George Crumb's Apparition. Joshua Kosman of the San Francisco Chronicle praised the "heartbreakingly beautiful" film and the San Francisco Classical Voice praised the duo for "provide[ing] a futuristic model for classical music."

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San Francisco Classical Voice

Musicians Come to Terms With Performing for the Camera

Ms. LeMesh spoke with Lou Fancher of the San Francisco Classical Voice about the unique challenges of adapting performances for film. "LeMesh seemed energized and enthused by working with sound engineer Matt Carr to record a video, and eager to learn about recording and editing programs."

“One of those songs, “Sveitaar, sveimen var Kvieoinen: ‘Koorwei, Koorwei’ ” pushed Sara Lemesh’s plush soprano into expressively guttural depths.”

THE NEW YORK TIMES