American-born tenor Lawrence Brownlee takes the stage at Interlochen's Dendrinos Chapel and Recital Hall for an evening performance including Schumann's Dichterliebe (a classic cycle in the German Lieder repertory) and Cycles of My Being by Tyshawn Sorey, with text by Terrance Hayes (a new song cycle on the experiences of black men in America today).

Named 2017 "Male Singer of the Year" by both the International Opera Awards and Bachtrack, Brownlee has performed with nearly every leading international opera house and festival, as well as several major orchestras including the Berlin Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra and Chicago Symphony. Brownlee also serves as Artistic Advisor at Opera Philadelphia, helping the company to expand their repertoire, diversity efforts and community initiatives.