The “extraordinary” (Classical Voice N. America) soprano Mary Bonhag is captivating audiences around the country with her “marvelous versatility” and “supple, expressive” voice (San Antonio News). Mary made her Carnegie Hall solo debut in 2009 and orchestral debut with the American Symphony Orchestra in the same year. She is co-artistic director of Scrag Mountain Music with her husband, composer/double bassist Evan Premo. Together they organize chamber music residencies and innovative and affordable concerts around VT. A consummate collaborator, Mary has performed with the Aizuri Quartet, Decoda, Spektral Quartet, as well as chamber music festivals around the country including Cactus Pear (TX), San Francisco Contemporary Players, 21st Century Consort, and Yellow Barn. As a recitalist, she has been presented at Dartmouth, Smith, Goucher, and University of Vermont, and has had fellowships at SongFest and Tanglewood. Mary has premiered and commissioned works by Lembit Beecher, C. Curtis-Smith, Premo, Shawn Jaeger, and Evan Chambers. She has been featured on the NPR shows Performance Today and From the Top and appears on Albany Records. This season: Mary sings Shawn Jaeger’s The Cold Pane with TURNmusic, St. John Passion with Middlebury Bach Festival, is in residence at the University of Michigan School of Music, sings Mozart’s Mass in c-minor with Onion River Chorus, presents the vocal tour-de-force Sequenza by Luciano Berio with Scrag Mountain Music, and returns to Tanglewood for a second summer as a vocal fellow. ?In between travels, she and her husband Evan make music and homestead in Vermont where they tend to their two young boys, animals, and gardens.
- J. S. Brown
- Michael Gaither