Levine Presents 2021-22

Creative People of Color Giving Voice to Song

Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 7 PM ET

Thank you for joining us for the 2021-22 Levine Presents Performance Series, Hear Our Voices.

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Levine is committed to building new audiences for music by offering outstanding performances, master classes, and other musical events free-of-charge. This season of Levine Presents is offered free of charge thanks to the generosity of many donors. Please consider making a gift to support these programs.


Marilyn Moore, Soprano
Dasha Gaby, Piano

Over My Head I Hear Music in the Air | Traditional Spiritual

For You There Is No Song | H. Leslie Adams (b. 1932)
Prayer | H. Leslie Adams

Resignation | Florence B. Price (1887 – 1953)
Tobacco | Florence B. Price
A Flea And A Fly | Florence B. Price
Feet O’ Jesus | Florence B. Price

Sonata in E Minor 2nd Movt. | Florence B. Price
Dasha Gabay, piano

Don’t Explain | Billie Holiday (1915 – 1959) & Arthur Herzog, Jr. (1900 – 1983)
God Bless the Child | Billie Holiday & Arthur Herzog, Jr.

The Creole Love Call | Duke Ellington (1899 – 1974)

I Got Rhythm (Girl Crazy) | George Gershwin (1898 – 1937)
It Don’t Mean a Thing | Duke Ellington
Dat’s Love (Carmen Jones) | Georges Bizet (1838-1875)

Don’t Get Around Much Anymore | Duke Ellington
Dasha Gabay, piano

Lord, How Come Me Here | Traditional Spiritual
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot | Arr. Marvin Mills (b. 1958)

Everytime I Feel the Spirit | Arr. Marvin Mills

About the Artists

Marilyn Moore, soprano

Marilyn Moore serves on the voice faculty at Levine Music. A critically acclaimed soprano, she is a versatile interpreter of opera, oratorio and concert repertory. Operatic engagements include New York City Opera, Michigan Opera Theater, The Theater Municipal in Rio de Janiero and The Philadelphia Opera Company. Equally committed to oratorio, chamber music and song recital literature, she has appeared at Carnegie Hall, the Chartres Cathedral, and the Beijing Music Festival, as well as appearances as soloist with Charlotte Symphony, the Philly Pops Orchestra, the American Repertory Ballet Company and the Cathedral Choral Society of Washington, DC. Ms. Moore also serves on the Music Theater Department faculty at The Catholic University of America  

Dasha Gabay, piano

Dasha Gabay has served on the Levine faculty since 1999. She received her B.A. from M. Mussorgsky Music College in St. Petersburg, Russia. She then went on to study directing at St. Petersburg Cultural Institute. Her education continued at the St. Petersburg Conservatory where Ms. Gabay received her M.M. in piano performance, chamber music, pedagogy and accompaniment (collaborative arts). She has performed in some of the great halls of Russia, including the Great Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, the Chamber Hall of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic, and St. Petersburg Capella. As an accompanist, she was awarded the “Best Accompaniment Diploma” three times (1995, 1997, and 1998).

Ms. Gabay immigrated to the U.S. in December 1998, where she has performed in notable halls including the Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall and Terrace Theater, as well as The Lyceum and the Harris Theater of George Mason University.

Please join us on Saturday, December 13 at 7:00 pm for our next Levine Presents concert:
Illuminations: American Soundscapes of Dance, Rhythm, and Jazz
Featuring: Erin Durham, violin; Max Wollam-Fisher, cello; Brian Jones, clarinet; and Topher Ruggiero, piano.