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Mary MacKenzie (Sister Léonide). Described by the New York Times as “a soprano of extraordinary agility and concentration,” and the Boston Globe as “sensational,” Mary Mackenzie has captured the attention of audiences throughout the United States. A passionate performer of contemporary vocal music, Ms. Mackenzie has collaborated with Pierre Boulez, John Harbison, and James Primosch; and works closely with young composers to develop and premiere new works for voice. As a chamber musician she has appeared with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston, Collage New Music, Ekmeles, the Da Capo Chamber Players, Fulcrum Point New Music Project, Le Train Bleu, the Metropolis Ensemble, and the Talea Ensemble. Notable solo appearances include Harbison’s Closer to My Own Life with the Albany Symphony; Elliott Carter’s Warble for Lilac Time with the American Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; Boulez’s Improvisations sur Mallarmé Nos. 1 & 2 at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre; Reinbert De Leeuw’s Im wunderschönen Monat Mai at the Bravo Vail Festival; and Héctor Parra’s Hypermusic: Ascension at the Guggenheim Museum.

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