“Dido and Aeneas” with Chicago Summer Opera

Very proud to have finished a great run of Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas with Chicago Summer Opera! The Chicago Summer Opera was established in 2013 to help young artists fine tune their unique skills. Its mission is to provide affordable training to developing singers while providing accessible and high quality performances to the community.

 

“HMS Pinafore (or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor)” with University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society

Just finished a great production of Gilbert & Sullivan’s “HMS Pinafore (or, The Lass That Loved a Sailor)” with the University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society!

From a review by Wendy Wright, A2View.com, April 9, 2016 –

…the reason most people see a Gilbert and Sullivan production is for the music and music director Ezra Donner does not disappoint. Under his direction the large orchestra is nuanced and does not overpower the singers and the chorus sounds terrific.

(Read the full review at “This HMS Pinafore is smooth sailing at UMGASS.”)

Please enjoy these photos! (Photos by Marilyn Gouin.)

American Music Concert with Birmingham Musicale

Thrilled to have been invited by the Birmingham Musicale to perform on their fall concert! The concert, held at The Congregational Church of Birmingham in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, was entitled “The Sweet Sound of American Music” and featured the work of American composers. I brought selections by Copland, Shapero, and Gershwin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Carnegie Hall Debut

Chamber Orchestra of New York, Salvatore Di Vittorio, Music Director & Conductor, 'Mountain Suite', (World Premiere), by Ezra Donner, winner The Respighi Prize 2012 Composition

Last weekend was the premiere of Mountain Suite for String Orchestra by Chamber Orchestra of New York in Carnegie Hall.

Thanks to Salvatore di Vittorio and the Chamber Orchestra of New York for making this happen and to my family and friends who came to support me!