Hailed by Fanfare Magazine as an “artist of growing reputation for her artistry and intelligence…with a voice of goddess-like splendor” Lindsay Kesselman is a soprano who passionately advocates for contemporary music, actively commissioning and collaborating with a diverse array of composers to create unique, groundbreaking, and dramatically-inspired works for the voice.
Lindsay is featured on Christopher Cerrone’s newest album, The Pieces That Fall to Earth [New Amsterdam Records] which has been nominated for a GRAMMY award in the Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance category.
She can also be heard on Mathew Rosenblum’s Falling [New Focus Recordings] with the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble, Jon Magnussen’s Twinge [Blue Griffin] with HAVEN Trio, John Mackey’s Antique Violences [Blue Griffin] with the Michigan State University Wind Symphony, and Russell Hartenberger’s Requiem for Percussion and Voices [Nexus] with tenor Cory Knight, TorQ Percussion Quartet, and Nexus.
Kesselman has been the resident soprano of the Pittsburgh New Music Ensemble and in that capacity has performed music by Louis Andriessen, David Biedenbender, Christopher Cerrone, John Corigliano, Amy Beth Kirsten, Kieren MacMillan, Rufus Reid, Mathew Rosenblum, Joseph Schwantner, D. J. Sparr, David Stock, and Dan Visconti, among others.
Photo: Bo Huang
Songs from the End of the World
Performed by Lindsay Kesselman, soprano, with the University of North Carolina at Greensboro Wind Ensemble, conducted by Kevin Geraldi
Music by John Mackey
text by A. E. Jaques
“Swept Up Whole” from The Pieces That Fall to Earth by Christopher Cerrone
Places we can no longer go by John Mackey
Haven Trio: Twinge by Jon Magnussen