Pianist, song arranger & music director
"If there’s such a thing as a perfect programme of listening for a Sunday evening – music that’s comforting, mostly undemanding, with a hefty dollop of nostalgia thrown in – the husband-and-wife-team of Nathan and Julie Gunn delivered it in spades. Their Wigmore Hall concert carried the atmosphere of an old-time broadcast from Radio City Music Hall, or, perhaps even the intimacy of an after-dinner parlour performance from the turn of the 20th century, and, notwithstanding the fact that much of the (all-American) music was from later decades, a Stephen Foster song – or even a recitation of some Emily Dickinson – would not have seemed out of place."
Julie and Nathan Gunn are the featured artists for Gulfshore Opera’s signature fundraising event. Joined by GO’s Professional Artists in Residence during the first half of the program, they will present popular opera scenes Including Mr. Gunn’s famous Papageno Suicide scene. in the second half, Nathan and Julie Gunn will perform American music. Join us for the concert only or the Gala Package which includes the concert, Meet the Artist Reception, and Gala dinner at The Club at the Strand.
Wilkommen! Bienvenue! Welcome! This joint production celebrates Krannert Center’s 50-year partnership with the School of Music, Lyric Theatre @ Illinois, Illinois Theatre, and Dance at Illinois. Come to the Cabaret and see the sexy, seedy Kit Kat dancers, doomed lovers Frau Schneider and Herr Schultz, and the inimitable Sally Bowles. With classic songs (“Maybe This Time,” “Two Ladies,” and of course the title song), fresh choreography, and an emphasis on the humanity of life in the Weimar Republic, this collaboration is sure to enchant.
Julie Gunn, conductor