Starting at the Aspen Music Festival, Julia joins the Aspen Chamber Symphony under Nicholas McGegan for Maurice Delage’s orchestral song cycle Quatre poèmes hindous (July 9), as heard on her recording with Simon Rattle and the London Symphony Orchestra. Her residency at the Colorado festival also includes a masterclass (July 11) and a recital, for which pianist John Arida joins her in repertoire ranging from lieder by Schubert and Wolf to songs made famous by Billie Holiday and Nina Simone (July 13). Julia finishes out the month at Chicago’s Ravinia’s Festival, where she sings Mahler’s Fourth Symphony with Marin Alsop and the Chicago Symphony (July 22), and Austria’s Bregenzer Festspiele for the staged world premiere of Michel van der Aa’s film opera, Upload. (July 29 & 30)
In August, Julia performs at Idaho’s Sun Valley Music Festival, America’s largest free classical festival, where she joins Music Director Alasdair Neale and the festival orchestra for performances of Mahler’s Fourth Symphony (August 9) and Jessie Montgomery’s Freedom Songs on August 7. Heard here in its newest iteration, Montgomery’s work results from an ongoing, multi-season collaboration between Bullock and the composer. Montgomery’s new work is also the vehicle for Bullock’s concerts under the baton of Music Director Sir Donald Runnicles at Wyoming’s Grand Teton Music Festival (Aug 13 & 14).
Julia concludes her summer engagements at The Hollywood Bowl alongside the Los Angeles Philharmonic and conductor Thomas Wilkins (Sept 2).
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