Street Scene
Street Scene, MSM 2008



Street Scene Poster
Street Scene, MSM 2008



Albert Herring
Albert Herring, Merola Opera 2008



Merola Grand Finale
Grande Finale, Merola Opera 2008



Lori Smith Photography, 2007


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January 25 Poème d'un Jour - Fauré

Performs as part of pianist Indah Hertanto's graduate recital.

Greenfield Recital Hall
Manhattan School of Music 120 Claremont Ave,
New York, NY.
February 6 James sings in the second round of the "Joy in Singing Contest". The competition begins at 3:00 pm. It is free and open to the public.

He sings "Non t'amo più" by Francesco Paolo Tosti, "Youkali" by Kurt Weill and "Ich grolle nicht" by Robert Schumann.
Bruno Walter Auditorium
Public Library for the Performing Arts
111 Amsterdam Avenue,
New York, NY.
April 2 Joy in Singing Competition Finals:

Judges: Dalton Baldwin, Benice Brilliant, Meagan Miller, David Noakes, Fadlou Shehadi

1:00pm to 5:00pm

Bruno Walter Auditorium
Public Library for the Performing Arts
111 Amsterdam Avenue,
New York, NY.
April 20 Solo Recital with pianist/composer Amir Khosrowpour.

The program includes works by:

  • Sergei Rachmaninoff
  • Darius Milhaud
  • Francesco Paolo Tosti
  • Richard Strauss
  • Amir Khosrowpour
6:00 pm

Greenfield Hall
Manhattan School of Music 
122 Claremont Ave, New York.
April 30,
May 2, 4
Street Scene - Kurt Weill

Role: Sam Kaplan
Conducter: Hal France
Director: Jay Lessenger

Borden Auditorium
Manhattan School of Music
122 Claremont Ave,
New York, NY.
June 2 -
August 17
Albert Herring - Benjamin Britten

Production Dates: July 18th and 20th

Role: Albert Herring
Conductor: Mark Morash
Director: Peter Kazaras

Merola Opera Program, San Francisco Opera

The Cowell Theater in the Fort Mason Center
204 Bay St,
San Francisco, CA 94133.

August 29 - September 12 James travels to Italy as part of Patricia Hurly's Opera Tours. While there he works with Netherlands Opera coach Peter Lockwood.

James also performs a recital of Italian songs and arias at Villa Petrola in Tuscani.

Verona, Parma, Lucca, Florence, Villa Petrola-Tuscany.
September 14 Holocaust Memorial Museum

Guest artist for the annual fundraising dinner.

Detroit, Michigan, USA.
September 21 Joyful Noise Concert Series

Solo Recital with pianist Kenneth Merrill

4:00 pm

St. John's Lutheran Church
884 Newfield Ave,
Stamford, CT.
October 6 Chaminade Concert Series
Solo Recital with pianist Kenneth Merrill
2:00 pm

Grinton I. Will Library
1500 Central Park Ave,
Yonkers, NY.
October 6 The Music of Ricky Ian Gordon.

James sings as part of a quartet performing works by this great New York composer. The evening features such artists as Kelli O'Hara, Jesse Blumberg, Elizabeth Futral, Mary Testa and Ricky himself at the piano. This promises to be a fantastic evening at this famous New York venue.

9:30 pm

Joe's Pub
425 Lafayette Street,
New York, NY 10003.
October 14 New Zealand Embassy

James is the guest of honor at the New Zealand Ambassador's residence. He performs with pianist Amir Khasrowpour.

7:00 pm

New Zealand Embassy Washington, DC.
October 18 Merkin Concert Hall Recital

As winner of the 2008 "Joy in Singing" competition, James performs a recital of art song. This is James' New York recital debut.

He is joined by outstanding pianist Kenneth Merrill.

The Program Includes:

Rachmaninoff: Selections from Op. 26.
Kurt Weill: The Four Walt Whitman Songs.
Robert Schumann: Op. 30.
Paolo Tosti: A selection of songs.
Darius Milhaud: Catalogue of Flowers.
Douglas Lilburn: Sings Harry

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8:00 pm

Merkin Concert Hall
The Kaufman Center
Goodman House
129 West 67th Street
New York, NY.
December 6 The Messiah - George Frederik Handel

Tenor Soloist


Champlain Valley Voices

Plattsburgh, NY.