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December 1, 2015
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Raining of the Heart
norwegian, german, french art song by Grieg, Brahms, Debussy

Lisa Dæhlin, soprano
Tor Morten Kjøsnes pianist

Wednesday, 2nd December 2015, 12:00pm
Music at the Interchurch Center Concert Series
475 Riverside Drive (@120th), New York City

FREE ADMISSION to this half-hour lunchtime concert series.


to the knitters on the list… yes, that IS knitted video tape in the background. Thinkest thou that it looks like water?



Lisa Daehlin, soprano, has performed numerous roles including Amelia (Un Ballo in Maschera), Fiordiligi (Cosi Fan Tutte), Tatiana (Eugene Onegin), Angelica (Suor Angelica), Madame Lidoine (Dialogues of the Carmelites), First Lady (Magic Flute), High Priestess (Aida) and Wellgunde (Das Rhinegold). In New York City, Lisa performs frequently at St. Paul’s Chapel, Cornelia Street Café, and The Players Club. Her concert repertoire focuses extensively on Norwegian, French and American Chanson, Cabaret and Art Song. European concerts in Italy, Germany, and in Scandinavia as an invited singer for the International Edvard Grieg Society in Bergen, Norway.

Though known for her rendition of “I’m a Stranger Here Myself,” Lisa is no stranger to the cabaret stage, having performed incarnations of her show From Classical to Cabaret: The songs of Poulenc, Porter, Weill and Satie in venues as varied as the underground club to the concert hall. She has sung Dorothy Parker songs in the Algonquin’s Oak Room. She has performed the music of Stefania de Kenessey at City Center and with the Annabella Gonzalez Dance Theater at Lincoln Center. The recording project for that company is now used in the performance repertoire. She produced and directed OperaKnit Cabaret at Performance Space 122 (PS122, NYC), and her one-woman show Twisted Stitch: Songs of Love and Knitting was featured in the Classical to Jazz festival at Cornelia Street Café (NYC), weaving together songs of Edvard Grieg, Franz Schubert, Maury Yeston and a world premier cycle of songs by Stefania de Kenessey.

Awarded the degree of Master of Arts in Music and Music Education from Columbia University Teachers College, Daehlin operates a private voice studio in New York City.

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Norwegian pianist Tor Morten Kjøsnes is an active contributor to the New York music scene as an accompanist, soloist, and chamber musician. He accompanies up-and-coming as well as established ensembles, singers, and instrumentalists. Recent collaborations include legendary Swedish singer Sven-Bertil Taube, Norwegian violinist Arve Tellefsen, trombonist William Lang, and violinist Christian Svarfvar.

Kjøsnes graduated from Manhattan School of Music in 2010, where he studied with Nina Svetlanova. His studies in the U.S. were generously supported by the American Scandinavian Foundation. Earning his undergraduate degree studying with Tori Stødle at the Tromsø Music Conservatory in Norway, he graduated with honors in 2007, one of only a handful pianists to be awarded the top grade in the national censorship. He also held a full-time position as accompanist at the same institution, 2007–08. Additionally, he studied at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater in Hamburg, Germany, with Ralf Nattkemper.  Kjøsnes has participated in masterclasses with artists such as Hans Leygraf, Martino Tirimo, Sigurd Slåttebrekk, and Volker Banfield.

Passionate about many forms of music, Kjøsnes utilizes his versatility as a composer and arranger with the folk/world music group Ljom, with which he has toured extensively througout Norway, Sweden, and the U.S.  The group’s first album was released in June 2014 by the renowned Norwegian label Kirkelig Kulturverksted.

Increasingly active as a guitarist, Kjøsnes works closely with experimental folk rock singer Kjersti Kveli.  For such collaborations, Kjøsnes also writes string, chamber, and orchestral arrangements.  Currently he is working on Kveli’s next album, to be released later in 2015.

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