Concert in White Plains

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I will be joining pianist Irena Portenko and several other talented musicians in concert at St Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church in White Plains, New York on 9 June. All proceeds from this concert will go towards the Music in the Alps Festival, taking place later this summer in Austria. I’ll be singing a few classical pieces, accompanied by Irena, as well a couple of standards with a jazz quartet.

9 June // 2 pm

St Bartholomew’s Episcopal Church // White Plains, New York

Beauty 美 Now Available Digitally

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We are very happy to announce that Beauty 美 by Jeffrey Palmer and Riko Higuma is now available digitally on iTunes, Spotify, Google Play, Amazon, and all other major digital platforms. Thank you for your support, and happy downloading!

If you would still like to purchase a physical CD, contact me directly at jeffrey@jeffreypalmer.net.

Beauty 美 by Jeffrey and Riko Available Now

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The day has arrived! Beauty 美, my debut album in collaboration with pianist Riko Higuma, is available now through Blue Griffin Records. Including works by Debussy, Schumann, Purcell, and modern composers Huang Ruo and Andrew List, this album is a selection of musical works that each provide their own unique reflection on the idea of beauty, and that have personally touched the two of us in profound ways.

To purchase the album, visit the Blue Griffin Shop, or e-mail me directly for a signed copy. The album will also be available for digital download in the very near future.

Thanks to all of you who helped bring this project to fruition. May the beauty of these pieces pleasurably exalt your mind and spirit as much as they have ours.

All-Schubert Concert

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I will be joining pianist Irena Portenko and a host of other talented musicians to present a concert of music by Austrian composer Franz Schubert on 3 March in New Rochelle, New York. I’ll be singing three beautiful songs by Schubert, with the program also including his Fantasy in F Minor and “Trout” Quintet. If you’re in the area, please come out and enjoy this treat of a concert.

3 March // 3 pm

New Rochelle Public Library

CutCommon Article

UPDATE: I have subsequently been asked to continue writing for CutCommon, and will continue to share these articles focusing on new classical music in the Words section of this website. Thank you for reading!

I was honoured to have recently been asked to write an article for Australian new music magazine CutCommon about my friend, composer Michael Grebla. I wrote it shortly after hearing the world premier of his new piece Sympathy, performed by soprano Amber Evans and cellist Issei Herr at a concert of all new music by Australian composers given in New York City on 26 January (Australia Day).

To read the artlcie, click here.

UK Beauty 美 Tour

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In support of my upcoming album Beauty 美 with pianist Riko Higuma, the two of us will be embarking on a short UK tour, including three concerts across the South of England this March.

20 March: London (Maida Vale House Concert)

22 March: Calstock (Calstock Arts)

27 March: Bath (Michael Tippett Centre)

Click on the links above for more information or to reserve tickets for the Calstock and Bath performances. For more information on the house concert in London, send an email to jeffrey@jeffreypalmer.net.

My Album Project

UPDATE: Thanks to your generous donations, we exceeded our Kickstarter goal! Riko and I are incredibly grateful to each and everyone one of you who donated to this project. We look forward to sharing the music with you soon!

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I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been given the opportunity to record a new album with pianist Riko Higuma for Blue Griffin Records!

Our first full-length album together, this project will feature music that centers on the theme of beauty. Spanning several centuries, genres and languages, the album will feature an assortment of arias, art songs, folk music and solo works that each provide their own unique reflection on the idea of beauty. We’ll be recording it this November in Lansing, Michigan with the very talented producer Sergei Kvitko.

 To help us cover costs of the recording and production of this album, Riko and I have launched a Kickstarter page. We would really appreciate your consideration of donating to the project – and we even have several prizes associated with different levels of giving! Contributions of any amount are highly appreciated as every bit will help get us one step closer to making this dream of ours come true.

Lives of Tiresias

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I am thrilled to announce that I will be singing original music from composer Lucas Tahiruzzaman Syed in a brand new play called Lives of Tiresias at the Jefferson Market Playhouse in New York City on 22 and 23 June. The play ties truths from ancient Greek myths surrounding the blind prophet Tiresias of Thebes, famous for his clairvoyance and for being transformed into a woman for seven years, to present-day events. Tickets are free, but must be reserved in advance by clicking here.

I hope to see you there!

Norwalk Show with David Fox

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On Saturday, 3 February, I'll be joining artist David Fox for a special live performance during the opening reception for his show at Axel Interiors in Norwalk, Connecticut. David and I will be performing all original music, along with the debut of one very special cover. If you're in the area, please stop by to enjoy his beautiful work and hear us perform.

3 February // 5 - 8 pm

Axel Interiors // Norwalk, Connecticut

New Recordings

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I am excited to announce the release of a group of recordings I'm calling b-sides, featuring music by composers whose names all begin with the letter B! My deepest thanks to pianist Riko Higuma for her beautiful playing, as well as to Skillman Music right here in Brooklyn for hosting and recording us.

Head over to the Music section to hear the songs and learn more about this project. If you'd like to order a physical CD, contact me at jeffrey@jeffreypalmer.net. Also keep an eye on the Media section and my YouTube Channel as videos of the recording process begin to appear.

New Website

Welcome to the new official website of countertenor Jeffrey Palmer! Explore the Music and Video sections, and be sure to check this page regularly for updates on new recordings and upcoming live performances.