Excited to announce that I am a Conductor Finalist (Community Opera Division) in The American Prize for 2017-18! Proud to receive this recognition on behalf of the University of Michigan Gilbert and Sullivan Society and the great cast and crew of UMGASS PIRATES 2017. Wish me luck as the judges pick the winners sometime this summer!
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.
Had such a great experience at the Miami Summer Music Festival this summer! Enjoy these pics!
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.)
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.