singers, pianists

Now in its ninth season, the Florestan Recital Project has emerged as a premier presenter of song recitals in North America. Florestan was founded in 2001 to promote song repertoire in concerts, masterclasses, and educational residencies. By combining a roster of outstanding artists with dedicated research and programming, Florestan delights audiences with a wide range of both established and unfamiliar repertoire. Florestan's continually expanding roster of artists includes singers and pianists who regularly perform with leading opera companies, orchestras, and music festivals around the world.

Florestan Recital Project takes its name from the fiery character of Florestan, one of the creative alter egos of composer Robert Schumann (1810-1856). In addition to composing approximately 150 songs that are cornerstones of the genre, Schumann left an immense legacy of music and writings, and he invented the revolutionary character of Florestan as a voice for many of his most impetuous and passionate works. Florestan’s aim is to manifest that same passion in its devotion to exploring the full spectrum of song repertoire, drawing from a wealth of old and new music to create timely and exciting programs for audiences.


Distler Performance Hall at Tufts University | September 27, 2009
Distler Performance Hall at Tufts University | September 26, 2009
Distler Performance Hall at Tufts University | September 25, 2009

News and Press

[Concert Review] Florestan, BMOP offer sublime tribute to vocal music

The Boston Modern Orchestra Project had a good idea last weekend. They paired with the Florestan Project, a superb vocal group, to present three days of concerts named “Voice of America” at Tufts University’s Distler Performance Hall. Florestan presented the complete songs of Samuel Barber, some 75 in number. The Sunday afternoon concert I attended then featured a chamber-music-sized BMOP with concerted songs of Samuel Barber and Virgil Thomson. Florestan and BMOP together offered a sublime tribute to the voice.

The Boston Musical Intelligencer Full review