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Marlissa Hudson '95

December 2, 2018

Marlissa Hudson '95 was mentioned in the Washington Post on 12.02.18 in a review of her recent operatic performance at the Library of Congress accompanying pianist Jenny Lin: "Jenny Lin is a pianist of the first rank who commands an enviably economical technique and a silvery singing sound that propels music directly to the heart. But what really sets her apart is her insatiable curiosity. She plays things nobody else does, or can. You might say Lin is a spokeswoman for the musically underserved: brand-new music that has not been heard, newer music that deserves to be heard more, and older music that may not be fashionable, but that, at the very least, warrants a good listen. Lin gave a concert Friday night at the Library of Congress, shining the light of her intelligence and empathy on Artur Schnabel, one of the great pianists of the first half of the 20th century. Despite his prestige as a performer and teacher, Schnabel’s own compositions have yet to gain a foothold in the repertory. Schnabel, who died in 1951 at age 69, wrote a number of songs for his wife, contralto Therese Behr. Soprano Marlissa Hudson gave stunning performances of three of them that demonstrated Schnabel’s deft vocal writing and sensitivity to poetic texts."