Soprano Suzanne Falletti and Pianist Brendan White Performing for GNC

Suzanne Falletti

The free admission Glendale Noon Concerts series has returned to live performance from 12:10 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. at the sanctuary of Glendale City Church, 610 E. California Ave. in Glendale.

On Jan. 17, the Glendale Noon Concerts will feature soprano Suzanne Falletti and pianist Brendan White performing “20th Century Art Songs” – works by Poulenc, Obradors, Duke, Hageman and Bolcom.

Performed will be the works of Francis Poulenc (French, 1899-1963) including Airs Chantes, Fernando Obradors (Spanish, 1897-1945) including Canciones Clasicas Espanolas, John Wood Duke (American, 1899-1984) including “I Can’t Be Talkin’ of Love” (1947), Richard Hageman (Dutch-born American, 1881-1966) “At the Well” (1919) and William Bolcom (American, b. 1938) Amor from Cabaret Songs (1978).

Lyric-coloratura soprano, Suzanne Falletti is a two-time Grammy Award winning artist and was a member of the full-time Metropolitan Opera Chorus for 24 seasons. She attended the University of Northern Iowa earning a B.A. in music and a Master of Music degree in opera performance and music literature from the Eastman School of Music. Falletti was a regional winner and finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. As an adjunct voice faculty member of NYU’S Tisch School of the Arts, many of her students have appeared on Broadway. Falletti was a guest speaker at both the Eastman School of Music and The Boston Conservatory, offering students practical wisdom and insights into having a sustainable career in a highly competitive opera business.

Born in Jackson, Tennessee, but now based in Los Angeles, pianist Brendan White appears frequently in solo recitals and chamber ensembles and as a soloist with orchestra. As soloist, White has performed with Musica Nova (Eastman School of Music), Vicente Chamber Orchestra, Symphony of the Verdugos, Crown City Symphony, Delta Symphony Orchestra and Jackson Symphony Orchestra.

As a recording artist, White was featured on Danaë Vlasse’s Grammy Award-winning album Mythologies. White’s collaborations in Southern California have included the Mühlfeld Trio, which won the prestigious Beverly Hills Auditions, the Speakeasy Society, and Eighteen Squared. He is an original member of the Sunset ChamberFest in Los Angeles. White’s repertoire spans many centuries and genres and he has worked with well-known composers such as Thomas Adès, Stephen Cohn, Donald Crockett and Danaë Vlasse. 

White is also a composer of original music. Local recital appearances include: Piano Spheres Emerging Artist Series, Soundwaves in Santa Monica, Silicon Beach CO Recital Series and Glendale Noon Concerts. He attended the Eastman School of Music and the Thornton School of Music, University of Southern California.

Glendale Noon Concerts is celebrating its 16th year of presenting free admission concerts every first and third Wednesday for Glendale and the Southland community. Upcoming concerts will be updated at