Andrew Garland is widely recognized as a leader in recital work with dozens of performances around the country including Carnegie Hall with Warren Jones and programs of modern American songs all over the Unites States and in Canada. Mr. Jones, Marilyn Horne, Steven Blier, a number of American composers and several major music publications all endorse him as a highly communicative singer leading the way for the song recital into the 21st Century.
He brings his highly communicative style to the concert stage with orchestras including the Atlanta Symphony, Boston Baroque, The Handel and Haydn Society, Boston Youth Symphony, National Philharmonic, Washington Master Chorale at the Kennedy Center and DCINY Orchestra at Lincoln Center. He is a regular with the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) and has given multiple recitals at Carnegie Hall, the Ravinia festival as well as Vocal Arts DC, Marilyn Horne Foundation, The Bard Festival, Andre-Turp Society in Montreal, Voce at Pace, Huntsville Chamber Music Guild, Fort Worth Opera, Seattle Opera, Fanfare in Hammond, LA, Cincinnati Matinee Musicale, Tuesday Morning Music Club and dozens of college music series around the country. In 2014 he was the featured recitalist for the NATS National convention where that organization’s president declared him “the next Thomas Hampson.”
In past seasons, Mr. Garland has portrayed Harlekin at Seattle Opera; Rossini’s Figaro with Dayton Opera, Knoxville Opera and Cincinnati Opera; Papageno with Boston Lyric Opera and Boston Baroque; Dandini at Opera Philadelphia, Fort Worth, Dayton and Knoxville Opera and Opera North Carolina; Schaunard at Seattle Opera, Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Saratoga, Atlanta Opera and Dayton Opera; Ping (Turandot) at Arizona Opera; Silvio (I Pagliacci) with Hawai'i Opera Theatre, Don Giovanni at Opera New Jersey, Mozart’s Count at Dayton Opera; Guglielmo at Opera Saratoga and Ash Lawn Opera; Mercutio at Lyric Opera of San Antonio and Annapolis Opera, Giuseppe (The Gondoliers) with Utah Opera, Riolobo (Florencia en el Amazonas) with Seattle Opera; Galileo Galilei at Cincinnati Opera, and Danilo with Sarasota Artist Concert Series.
Other concert performances include Handel’s Messiah with Boston Baroque, UMS (Ann Arbor, MI), Dartmouth Handel Society (Helmuth Rilling, conductor) and the Colorado Bach Ensemble; Carmina Burana, Ein Deutches Requiem, Five Mystical Songs, Faure Requiem, Durufle Requiem. Particularly suited for baroque repertoire, he has sung numerous performances with Boston Baroque, The Handel and Haydn Society, and the Colorado Bach Ensemble, sang in Cincinnati Opera’s first Baroque production (La Calisto). He has also soloed with Emmanuel Music in Boston.
Mr. Garland is the winner of the Lavinia Jensen, NATSAA, Washington International, American Traditions, NATS and Opera Columbus Competition and was a prize winner in the Montreal International, Jose Iturbi, Gerda Lissner, McCammon and Palm Beach International Competitions. He was an apprentice at the San Francisco Opera Center and the Seattle Opera and Cincinnati Opera Young Artists programs.
His previous appearances with NYFOS include English Gardens, Earthly Delights (Oct 2006), The Newest Deal (May 2010), In the Memory Palace (Oct 2011), A Modern Person’s Guide to Hooking Up and Breaking Up (Feb 2012), Women. (Dec 2012), and Ned is Ninety (Nov 2013).