We are extremely grateful to the Rowland Foundation for their support of Emmanuel Music’s Community Connections program.
The Fellowship honors Lorraine Hunt Lieberson (1954-2006) who began her musical career as a violist in the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music under the direction of Craig Smith. By the mid-1980s, she had become a full-time singer and moved into the ranks of the Emmanuel Chorus, honing her craft both as an ensemble musician and soloist in the environment of intellectual rigor and collegial support unique to Emmanuel Music. Her association with Emmanuel Music continued throughout her highly acclaimed career and included legendary accounts of Bach cantata arias, the role of Dejanira in Handel’s Hercules, and a riveting performance of Bach Cantatas BWV 82 and 199 staged by Peter Sellars and performed in major international venues. (Celebrated recordings of these performances are available through Emmanuel Music.) Lieberson’s talent was nurtured and developed within the Emmanuel Music community of musicians, and in particular, the weekly Bach cantata presentations. It is in this spirit that we celebrate and support the young musicians identified each year as Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellows.
The Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellowship honors young artists who have enthusiastically participated within the Emmanuel community of musicians and demonstrated exceptional artistic talent.
To view past Lorraine Hunt Lieberson Fellows, click here.
Soprano Sarah Yanovitch is a graduate of the Early Music Voice Program through the Yale School of Music and Institute of Sacred Music. In addition to singing with Emmanuel Music, Sarah also sings regularly with the Handel and Haydn Society, making her solo debut on their 2015 Bach Christmas program, and she has sung as a soloist in Handel's Messiah and the Mozart Requiem with Arcadia Players under the baton of Ian Watson. She recently made her debut with the Handel Society of Dartmouth as the Soprano 1 soloist in her first Mass in B minor, by Bach. Sarah solos often with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony, singing the Fauré Requiem and Elgar’s Coronation Ode with them last season, and she will join them for her first Beethoven Symphony No. 9 in April. During her time at Yale Sarah performed as a soloist with esteemed conductors David Hill, Masaaki Suzuki, and Simon Carrington, performing in major cities of the United States, Italy, France, and the UK. This October, Sarah will make her debut with Boston Cecilia as a soloist in Mozart's Davidde Penitente and Handel's Dixit Dominus, and in November with Boston Purcell Society in King Arthur. After graduating with her Master’s, Sarah moved to Boston last fall to begin freelancing. She has eight younger siblings who she visits every chance she gets, and she is originally from Griswold, CT.
Bassoonist Jensen Ling is an active orchestral and chamber musician in the New England area. Originally from Boca Raton, Florida, he is a keen interpreter of a broad expanse of repertoire, from the Bach canon and standard repertory to Gubaidulina and Sciarrino. In addition to holding the position of principal bassoon with the Marsh Chapel Collegium, Jensen frequently appears in and around Boston with the Orchestra of Emmanuel Music, Cantata Singers, the Boston Ballet Orchestra, New Bedford Symphony, Albany Symphony, Symphony New Hampshire, Boston Philharmonic, and Sound Icon. He has also appeared at the Rockport Chamber Festival. He has played under the baton of Ludovic Morlot, Joseph Silverstein, Robert Spano, Gunther Schuller, Maxim Shostakovich, and John Harbison, among others. Jensen studied at The New England Conservatory of Music and Boston University with Boston Symphony bassoonists Gregg Henegar and Richard Ranti, and with Palm Beach Opera bassoonist, Michael Ellert, prior to moving to Boston. Additional studies include chamber music with John Heiss. For the past several summers, Jensen has served as the Young Artists Orchestra Program Manager and as a member of the chamber music faculty at the Boston University Tanglewood Institute in Lenox, Massachusetts. Currently, Jensen makes his home in the great neighborhood of Lower Allston, where he lives with his girlfriend Anna, a violist, and their cat, Pig.