Leah Crocetto in Recital
This month marks Leah Crocetto’s highly anticipated debut at Carnegie Hall, as well as two recital performances in Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania. Pianist Mark Markham, praised by The Baltimore Sun for his “exquisitely sensitive” playing, joins Ms. Crocetto on stage, bringing a colorful program of works by Respighi, Poulenc, Rachmaninoff, and Gregory Peebles, as well as standards by Gershwin, Arlen, Rodgers, and Fain.
Beginning the month, she travels to Washington D.C. for her recital on November 3 at the United Church. She then gives her first recital at Carnegie Hall on November 8, with Gregory Peebles’ song cycle Eternal Recurrence making its NY premiere. For this engagement, Ms. Crocetto wears a custom gown by Christian Siriano and jewelry by Alex Soldier. Closing out the recital series, Leah debuts at the Williams Center for the Arts in Pennsylvania on November 10. Additional information and tickets can be found via Ms. Crocetto’s Calendar.
Ms. Crocetto previously sang the world premiere of Peebles’ piece receiving critical acclaim:
“Crocetto also performed Eternal Recurrence, a new song cycle composed for her by Gregory Peebles … Peebles is obviously a big fan of Crocetto’s voice, judging from the whooping and hollering he made for her in the audience, and the writing put her in the best light. There were jazzy overtones and pop gestures, a nod perhaps to Crocetto’s earlier work singing in cabarets and bars, but there were dissonant colors as well, and a mesmerizing overtone effect, as Crocetto’s high note made the sympathetic strings of the piano resonate in echo.” (ionarts)