Nicholas Phan’s 2017-18 season include his debuts with the Minnesota Orchestra for Bach’s Christmas Oratorio, and the Orquestra Sinfônica de São Paulo for Britten’s War Requiem with Marin Alsop; and return engagements with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, Philharmonia Baroque, Philadelphia Orchestra, Chicago Symphony for Schubert’s Mass in E-flat major, and the Toronto Symphony for performances in the title role in Bernstein’s Candide. This season he becomes the first singer to be guest Artistic Director of the Laguna Beach Music Festival. He is also co-founder and Artistic Director of the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, an organization that promotes the art song and vocal chamber music repertory. Mr. Phan’s North American appearances have included engagements with the Cleveland Orchestra, New York Philharmonic, Boston Symphony, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Los Angeles Opera, and Houston Grand Opera. He made his San Francisco Symphony debut in 2009. In both recitals and chamber concerts, he has been presented by Carnegie Hall, London’s Wigmore Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Atlanta’s Spivey Hall, Boston’s Celebrity Series, and the Library of Congress in Washington DC. Mr. Phan’s most recent solo album, Gods and Monsters, was released on Avie Records in January 2017.