Megan Ihnen, mezzo soprano, is a working member of Baltimore City’s creative class. She is a compelling and versatile singing actress. Celebrated as an insightful musician in challenging 20th & 21st century vocal repertoire, Megan is a tireless promoter of contemporary classical music. Her performance of George Crumb’s Ancient Voices of Children at the 2012 Bang on a Can Summer Music Festival at MASS MoCA was called “very good indeed, sharp and fervent” for NewMusicBox. She has also been a featured vocalist with Fifth House Ensemble’s Fresh Inc Festival 2013 and the Music11 Festival in Blonay, Switzerland. In recent seasons she has premiered and performed new works with leading new music organizations in the Mid-Atlantic Region: Great Noise Ensemble, Mobtown Modern, New Voices @ CUA, Baltimore Composers Forum, and SONAR new music ensemble.
Megan started both the Federal Hill Parlor Series and the Sybaritic Singer in 2010. The Federal Hill Parlor Series is dedicated to bringing high-quality musical performances to boutique venues and homes in this charming Baltimore City neighborhood. The programming is based on traditional vocal repertoire but expands to include innovative collaborations. She began blogging as the Sybaritic Singer as a way to get more involved with the voice and new music community in the Mid-Atlantic area. She enjoys writing reviews and articles on musical topics so much, she also writes for OperaPulse, Operagasm, and The Glass. To learn more about Megan, please visit meganihnen.com or tweet her @mezzoihnen.
Shawn Jaeger – In Old Virginny
for mezzo-soprano and double bass
Grace Xu Schott – Lift Up Your Voice to the Clouds
for mezzo-soprano, piano, and viola
Jake Heggie – Statuesque
Movements I and V
for mezzo-soprano, flute, clarinet, saxophone, violin, cello, double bass and piano
Jabez Co – the Jabberwock
for mezzo-soprano, flute, viola, double bass, and harp