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RECITALS AND CHAMBER MUSIC

  • Centro Italo-Tedesco Villa Vigoni, Loveno di Menaggio, Como, Italy: multiple different recitals with Paolo Ceccarini, piano including “Canzoni dell'epoca Art Nouveau.” Works of Debussy, Respighi, Mahler, Vivaldi, et al. including European and world premieres (Wood and Ceccarini)
  • Concerts in the Heights, New York City: multiple recitals including “Songs to Lighten A January Day“ with renowned oboist Gerard Reuter and pianist-conductor Douglas Martin; “Bridge-Building Across the Atlantic: Italian and American Colleagues in Song” with Paolo Ceccarini, piano and Afra Morganti, soprano, works by Ceccarini, Wood, and lecture-demonstration of “Convergence: Bel canto in America” including Donizetti, Bellini, and original Foster arrangements; “Bridge-Building Across the Atlantic:  Italian and American Colleagues in Song” with Paolo Ceccarini, piano and Afra Morganti, soprano, works by Ceccarini, Wood, and lecture-demonstration of “Convergence: Bel canto in America” including Donizetti, Bellini, and original Foster arrangements;  and music for trumpet and soprano with Bryan Appleby-Wineberg, trumpet and Makiko Hirata, piano
  • Merkin Hall, New York City: “Partners in Melody” sponsored by Friends of Apple Barn Concerts with Mary Ann Stewart, mezzo-soprano, Paul Sperry, tenor, and Jeffrey Wood, piano duets and trio including premiere of Till Time and Times are Done with the composer at the piano
  • Fabbri Chamber Series, New York City: “Shimmering Gold” with Nathan Botts, modern and natural trumpet, and Kazuko Hayami, piano. Works by Purcell, Friedman, Scarlatti, Schubert et al.
  • Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN: Songs of Children”with Jeffrey Wood, pianist and composer. Works by American contemporary composers
  • Wheaton College and other venues: “Words, Melody & Heart: The Great Songwriters and Poets of Romantic Germany” and ““Voices of the Night,” works of Turina, Donizetti, Wood, Barber, et al; with Ann Sears, piano
  • Wave Hill Chamber Music Series, New York: solo recital with Steve Lubin, piano
  •  “Apple Barn Concerts" Marlin Hill Farm, New York: two solo recitals; works by Schubert, Faure, Barber, Mahler, multiple contemporary composers
  • Shaker Mountain Performing Arts Festival: "Partners in Melody" with Mary Ann Stewart, mezzo-soprano; vocal duets from 1600 to the world premiere of My Mother, the Stars written for us by Jeffrey Wood
  • Harvard University, Fogg Art Museum series: German Lieder with pianist Luise Vosgerchian
  • Badia di Cava Festival, Cava de’ Tirreni (Italy): works of Respighi, Donizetti, Verdi, Fernandez, Hoiby, Turina, and many others
  • Intermezzo Festival, Catholic University, Washington: songs of Verdi
  • Vassar College, Faculty Recitals, with collaborators Brian Zeger, Richard Lalli, Ed Gilmore, Jennifer Tao, Terry Champlin: works of Handel, Schubert, Schumann, Reger, Debussy, Rossini, Sullivan, Rachmaninoff, Britten, Argento, Elizabeth and contemporary American composers et al.
  • Trinity Church, New York City: works of Schumann, Debussy, Satie, and contemporary Americans
  • American Landmark Festivals, New York City: works of Rorem, Poulenc, Wood (premiere), Satie, Campion, and German Romantic composers
  • Miriam Gideon Tribute Concert, American Academy of Arts and Letters, New York and A.C.A. 50th Anniversary, Merkin Hall, NY: Miriam Gideon, Poet to Poet, premiere
  • Merkin Hall, Sine Nomine Villa-Lobos Festival, Suite for Voice and Violin and Poema da Crianca e sua Mama
  • Friends & Enemies of New Music, NYC, Hofmann-Engl, Psalm 30 (premiere) in “Réseau Résonnant:  a trans-Atlantic concert occurring simultaneously in New York & London”; also Noël Lee, Cinq Chants de Lorca and Los Cuatro Muleros (Lorca, arr.) in “Lorcathon”
  • Bargemusic, Ltd., New York, songs of Satie and Yarmolinsky
  • Jewish Theological Seminary tribute “Miriam Gideon, 1907-1966: A Memorial Concert”: Seasons of Time, with Seymour Barab and others
  • CUNY Composer's Alliance: world premieres of Yarmolinsky, Hundreds of Fireflies and Gunn, Arias from Greek Tragedy
  • Long Island Italian Society; discussion and recital, works of Monteverdi, Bellini, Puccini, Verdi
  • Harvard University, Lecture-Recital; Goethe texts in Schubert and Schumann

CONCERT AND ORATORIO

  • Brahms, Ein Deutsches Requiem, Cornerstone Center, New York City, Richard Stout, conductor
  • Mozart, C minor Mass, Basilica SS. Trinità, Badia di Cava de’ Tirreni, Italy.
  • Poulenc, Gloria; Haydn, “Lord Nelson” Mass; Couperin, Lamentationes Jeremiah; with the Florilegium Chamber Choir, JoAnn Rice, conductor, The German Church, New York City.
  • Pergolesi, L’Orfeo, Cava Festival, Cava de’ Tirreni, Italy.
  • Shostakovich, Symphony #14, Hudson Valley Philharmonic Orch., Leon Botstein, conductor.
  • Mozart, Requiem and Thamos, Vassar College Choir & Festival Orchestra, James Armstrong, conductor.
  • Kodaly, Te Deum, Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra & Choruses, Jameson Marvin, conductor.
  • Mozart, Exsultate, jubilate, with Merellyn Gallagher, organ, Vassar College, Poughkeeepsie.
  • Italian trecento music with Pomerium Musices ensemble, Alex Blachly, dir., New York.
  • Berio, Magnificat, John Baboukis, dir., and Mendelssohn Hear My Prayer and Beethoven Opferlied, Elizabeth Shulze, dir., Stony Brook Choirs and Players.
  • Buxtehude, Cantate Domino, Karen Ahlquist, dir, Stony Brook Chamber Singers and Long Island Brass Guild.
  • Mendelssohn, Hear My Prayer, Vassar College Choir, James Armstrong, conductor.
  • Handel, Messiah, multiple church and university venues.
  • Bach, Cantata #51 Jauchzet Gott and Cantata # 202 Weichet nur, Stony Brook.

OPERA

  • The Impresario (Miss Silvertone), Museo e Basilica del Crocefisso, Amalfi, Italy.
  • The Dead (Miss Julia/Mrs. Malins), Murray Boren, world premiere, Hell's Kitchen Opera Co., NY.
  • Representation of Body and Soul (Angel), Cavalieri, Measured Breaths Theatre Co., New York.
  • L'incoronazione di Poppea (Drusilla), Brooklyn Conservatory Showcase.
  • Hansel and Gretel (Gretel), Aspen Music Festival.
  • I Capuleti e i Montecchi (Giulietta) L’Elisir d’amore (Adina), Così fan’ tutti (Fiordiligi), Der Rosenkavalier (Marschallin), Idomeneo (Ilia), Orfeo ed Euridice (Amor), Badia di Cava Festival, Italy, (excerpts).
  • Lucia di Lammermoor (Lucia) and Rigoletto (Gilda), "Aspen Festival on Tour," (excerpts).
  • Lyric roles in multiple scenes for“Concerts at the Beach Opera Series,” Bethany Beach, DE and for multiple private opera events I produced.
  • The Magic Flute (Pamina, Papagena), Così fan tutte (Despina), The Medium Mrs.Gobineau), Dialogues des Carmélites (Constance), Der Freischütz (Ännchen), The Old Maid and the Thief (Laetitia), and Carmen (Frasquita), Stony Brook Opera Scenes.
  • Acis and Galatea (Galatea cover), Berkshire Opera Company.

PREMIERES

Murray Boren, The Dead (see Opera)
Miriam Gideon, Poet to Poet
Nancy Gunn, Arias from Greek Tragedies
Ludger Hofmann-Engl, Psalm 30 with Friends & Enemies of New Music
Marshall Ocker, String Quartet #3 Songs of the Sea
Mark Puricelli,  Signature for Tempo (premiere)
EdWard Thompson, Soar Not With Wings
Jeffrey Wood, The Linden Trees; Three Songs on Texts of Archibald MacLeish;
            Songs on Texts of Seamus Heaney; Ma mère, les etoiles;
            To Her of Whom They Dream; Children; Till Time and Times are Done

Benjamin Yarmolinsky, Hundreds of Fireflies, Animal Songs, Rain Song and others

EDUCATION AND AWARDS
Degrees:  SUNY Stony Brook MM in Voice 1983 and MA in Music Theory 1981;
            Harvard B.A in music magna cum laude, 1978.
Study Institutes: Bel Canto Institute, New Paltz NY, summer 1992;
            Aspen Music Festival and School, summers 1978 and 1980-82.
Awards:  Vocal Institute Fellowship and Olga Ryss Memorial Voice Scholarship (Aspen);  Graduate  Council Fellowship (SUNY);  Weyman Grant and Ireland Prize (Harvard/Radcliffe).

TEACHING
Private teaching/coaching in music 1983-present
Vassar College, Assistant Professor of Music, 1987-1991
Harvard College, Music Department, Preceptor 1983-1984, Assistant 1977-1979
SUNY Stony Brook, 1982-1983

LANGUAGES 
Fluent in Italian; does own translations in French and German; has also sung in Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Greek, Hebrew, Polish, Latin, etc.