October 2016: REview, Collage New Music, William Kraft's Settings from Pierrot Lunaire
Read Mark DeVoto's review for The Boston Musical Intelligencer here.
May 2016: Review, Chameleon Arts Ensemble
December 2015: John Harbison: Songs After Hours released on Albany Records
The debut recording of John Harbison: Songs After Hours is now available from Albany Records. The album of jazz songs written by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer John Harbison features Mary Mackenzie, John Chin (piano), Joe Martin (bass), Dan Rieser (drums), and Dayna Stephens (saxophone).
November 2015: Reviews of the premiere of Gunther Schuller's Singing Poems
June 2015: Mary joins the cast of Mata Hari
Mary has been cast as Sister Léonide in the new opera, Mata Hari, with music by Matt Marks and libretto by Paul Peers. Mata Hari is currently in residence at the HERE Arts Center in New York City, and will premiere in January 2017.
March 2015: Review of Crumb's Apparition with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble
March 2015: John Harbison: The Great Gatsby Suite released on Albany Records
Mary's performance of John Harbison's Closer to My Own Life with the Albany Symphony and conductor David Alan Miller is featured on their newest release with Albany Records.
December 2014: Review of Asheville Symphony's A Classical Christmas
October 2014: Review of Jonathan Harvey's Songs Offerings and Harbison's Samuel Chapter
June 2014: Review of premieres by Wang Jie, Raymond Lustig, Joshua Roman, Amir Shpilman and Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire at Town Hall Seattle
August 2013: Review of Shakespeare: The Bard in Song and Scenes. solo recital at the Token Creek Chamber Music Festival with Molly Mokorski (piano), and in collaboration with Allison Schaffer (actress).
June 2012: Review of Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire at the Rockport Music Festival
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