"There was also some lovely singing ...not just from the leads but also from Megan Roth as the head of that chorus-trio (she was also most at home with her Andrews-Sisteresque routines)."
-Thomas Garvey, The Hub Review.
Trouble in Tahiti, Boston Midsummer Opera. Decorative Separating Line

Upcoming Engagements

  • 2021

JULY

22

TO JULY 25

  • Boston Midsummer Opera Logo
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  • Commander's Mansion, The Arsenal on the Charles
  • Watertown, MA
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  • Mélange Operatique
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  • Susan Davenny Wyner, conductor
  • Antonio Ocampo-Guzman, director
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  • Ticket and Event Info
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AUG

11

TO AUG 20

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Boyce, VA
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  • A Christmas Carol
  • Professional Recording
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  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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OCT

16

7:00PM

  • Calliope's Call Logo
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  • Lexington, MA
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  • Macabre Musings: Shadows, Ghosts, and Witches
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  • Our annual fall gala returns on Saturday, October 16, this year with a festive Halloween-themed program in historic Lexington! Join us for an evening of scary, funny, and thrilling stories told through music. Featuring special appearances by a veritable cast of Calliope’s Call veterans, alongside new artists joining us this season. Come dressed in your favorite costume; prizes will be awarded for the best ones!
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  • Space is limited; please contact me if you would like to be added to the guest list
  • Address is a private residence and will be provided with your ticket purchase.
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  • Julia Scott Carey, piano
  • Michael Galvin, bass-baritone
  • Kyuyoung Lee, tenor
  • Evangelia Leontis, soprano
  • Megan Roth, mezzo-soprano
  • Andrew Stack, baritone
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  • Event Info
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OCT

22

TO OCT 24

  • True Concord Logo
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  • Green Valley, AZ
  • Tucson, AZ
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  • True Concord Voices & Orchestra
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  • From Darkness to Light
  • A concert of music reflecting this moment — stepping out of the darkness of adversity into the light of a new day.
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  • Eric Holtan, conductor
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  • Ticket and Event Info
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OCT

29

7:30PM

  • A Woman Scorned
  • Charity Concert supporting Abby's House
  • Worcester, MA
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  • Megan Roth, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Yelena Beriyeva, Piano
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  • Works by Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Scott Wheeler
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  • The Clark University Charity Performance Series will be holding its inaugural concert “A Woman Scorned” on October 29th, 2021 at 7:30pm in Razzo Hall to support Abby’s House in Worcester. Since 1976, Abby’s House has provided shelter, housing and advocacy to 14,000 homeless, battered and low-income women and children. Abby’s House is Worcester’s largest provider of supportive housing specifically designed to meet the needs of women and children and is dedicated to empowering women to lead self-directed lives filled with dignity and hope. To learn more about Abby’s House, visit www.abbyshouse.org. This event is supported by The Stuart P. Anderson Endowed Fund for Music Performance.
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  • Livestream Link
  • Donations to Abby's House
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NOV

19

TO NOV 21

  • True Concord Logo
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  • Green Valley, AZ
  • Tucson, AZ
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  • True Concord Voices & Orchestra
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  • Haydn — Mass in the Time of War
  • Vaughan Williams — Dona Nobis Pacem
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  • From Comfort to Peace
  • Be transported through two conditions of mankind. Emerging from a state of war, the music takes us on a journey through conflict to the ultimate goal of peace.
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  • Eric Holtan, conductor
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  • Ticket and Event Info
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DEC

11

TO DEC 12

  • The Keene Chorale Logo
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  • Jaffrey, NH
  • Keene, NH
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  • The Keene Chorale
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  • Handel's Messiah
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  • Cailin Marcel Manson, conductor.
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  • Ticket and Event Info
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DEC

16

TO DEC 20

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Falmouth, MA
  • Greater Boston, MA
  • Newburyport, MA
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  • A Christmas Carol
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  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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  • 2022

FEB

25

TO FEB 27

  • True Concord Logo
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  • Green Valley, AZ
  • Tucson, AZ
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  • True Concord Voices & Orchestra
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  • From the Edge to Hope
  • Imagine a world without the hanging threat of climate crisis. This program includes the world premiere of Jake Runestad’s work that explores the threat of inaction and the need for reversal and renewal through our shared commitment to positive change.
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  • Eric Holtan, conductor
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  • Ticket and Event Info
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MAR

18

TO MAR 20

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Falmouth, MA
  • Greater Boston, MA
  • Newburyport, MA
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  • Emerald Isle
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  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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JUN

3

TO JUN 5

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Falmouth, MA
  • Greater Boston, MA
  • Newburyport, MA
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  • Rachmaninoff All-Night Vigil
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  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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JUN

19

4:00PM

  • Yale Choral Artists
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  • New Haven, CT
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  • Music for Choir and Percussion
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  • I Hate and I Love – Dominick Argento
  • Memory of Water – Garth Neustadter (world premiere)
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  • Newly commissioned work – Hannah Lash
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  • With the Percussion Collective, Robert Van Sice, Music Director
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  • Jeffrey Douma, conductor
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JUN

26

TO JUL 2

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Boyce, VA
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  • La Vie en Rose
  • Professional Recording
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  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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SEPT

22

TO SEPT 25

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Falmouth, MA
  • Greater Boston, MA
  • Newburyport, MA
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  • Maritime History
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  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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OCT

27

TO OCT 30

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Falmouth, MA
  • Greater Boston, MA
  • Newburyport, MA
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  • Path of Miracles, Joby Talbot
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  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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DEC

10

TO DEC 18

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • NY
  • DC
  • MA
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  • A Christmas Carol
  • Northeast Tour
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  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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  • 2023

FEB

16

TO FEB 18

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • New Bedford, NY
  • Falmouth, MA
  • Greater Boston, MA
  • Newburyport, MA
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  • La Vie en Rose
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  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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APR

20

TO APR 23

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Falmouth, MA
  • Greater Boston, MA
  • Newburyport, MA
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  • New work premiere by Nell Shaw Cohen
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  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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MAY

28

TO JUN 4

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • New Bedford, NY
  • Falmouth, MA
  • Greater Boston, MA
  • Newburyport, MA
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  • Clear Voices in the Dark
  • Performances and Recordings
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  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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Recent Engagements

  • 2021

MAY

28

TO JUN 4

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Exclusively on Skylark +
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  • 'A Long Way' Recording and Memorial Day Event
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  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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MAY

23

TO JUN 23

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Exclusively on Skylark +
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  • What'll I Do?
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  • Join a chamber group of Skylarks for a gorgeous exploration of songs of love and longing, featuring music by Irving Berlin, the poetry of Byron, and settings by composer Morten Lauridsen.
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  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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MAY

2

TO JUN 2

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Exclusively on Skylark +
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  • Lux Aeterna
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  • Join an all-star group of eight Skylarks as we explore some of the most gorgeous settings of sacred music for double choir, including the stunning Lux Aeterna, a setting of Edward Elgar’s Nimrod from the Enigma Variations. This ethereal concert also features works by Rachmaninoff, Lotti, and Holst.
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  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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APR

22

TO MAY 22

  • Calliope's Call Logo
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  • Dedham, MA
  • Boston, MA
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  • There is no plan(et) B
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  • This program celebrates the earth, raising awareness of the urgent need to save our planet. Featuring music from a variety of composers and poets including including nature-lover Emily Dickinson, the program illustrates humanity’s essential and timeless connection to Mother Earth.
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  • Evangelia Leontis, soprano
  • Megan Roth, mezzo-soprano
  • Sonja Tengblad, soprano
  • Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano
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  • Exclusively on Sparrow Live
  • Event Info
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APR

16

TO MAY 16

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Exclusively on Skylark +
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  • Shining Night
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  • Join Skylark for an entrancing musical exploration of the spirit of the evening, including two gorgeous settings of James Agee’s poem Sure on This Shining Night (by composers Samuel Barber and Morten Lauridsen).
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  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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MAR

17

TO APR 17

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Exclusively on Skylark +
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  • Emerald Isle
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  • In celebration of St. Patrick's Day, join Skylark for a joyful celebration of traditional music from Ireland and other Celtic nations. Join us for a selection of airs, ballads, and folksongs from Ireland and beyond.
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  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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  • 2020

AUG

30

AVAIL

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Le stagioni d'amore
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  • A virtual recital on Skylark +
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  • Available August 30
  • Please join the artists at 8pm on Aug 30 for a post-recital Zoom discussion.
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  • with Edward Rothmel, piano
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  • Experience the complexities of love through masterful storytelling by beloved composers and poets of the Art Song genre. Featuring works from the Romantic era to present-day, this program is sure to simultaneously tug the heartstrings and give you a chuckle or two!
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MAY

24

TO MAY 25

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • These performances to be rescheduled for the 2020-2021 season.
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  • Chatham, MA
  • Falmouth, MA
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  • Remembrance
  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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  • In honor of our veterans, and in remembrance of the many wars fought across the centuries, Skylark offers a war remembrance program.
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MAY

8

TO MAY 9

  • Calliope's Call Logo
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  • These performances to be rescheduled for the 2020-2021 season.
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  • Dedham, MA
  • Boston, MA
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  • There is no plan(et) B
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  • This program celebrates the earth, raising awareness of the urgent need to save our planet. Featuring music from a variety of composers and poets including including nature-lover Emily Dickinson, the program illustrates humanity’s essential and timeless connection to Mother Earth.
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  • Evangelia Leontis, soprano
  • Megan Roth, mezzo-soprano
  • Sonja Tengblad, soprano
  • Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano
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  • Ticket and Event Info
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APR

21

TO APR 25

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • These performances to be rescheduled for the 2020-2021 season.
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  • Exeter, NH
  • Falmouth, MA
  • Wellesley, MA
  • Newburyport, MA
  • Great Barrington, MA
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  • SUB ROSA Secrets Revealed
  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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  • COLLABORATION WITH BEST-SELLING AUTHOR
  • DAN BROWN AND COMPOSER GREGORY W. BROWN
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  • What might happen if Robert Langdon, acclaimed professor of Symbology at Harvard University (and fictional hero of Dan Brown’s best-selling novels, including The Da Vinci Code), were enlisted to explore hidden symbols, secret codes, and long-forgotten historical connections buried in manuscripts of choral music over the centuries? Join Skylark to find out...
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  • Featuring video introductions by author Dan Brown and stunning new music by Gregory W. Brown, Skylark will rehearse and debut this program in residence at Phillips Exeter Academy.
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  • Ticket and Event Info
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JAN

24

TO JAN 26

  • True Concord Logo
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  • Tucson, AZ
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  • America Sings!
  • Eric Holtan, conductor
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  • Celebrating the diverse voices of America, from folk songs and spirituals to musical theater and jazz.
  • In partnership with the Tucson Desert Song Festival.
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  • Ticket and Event Info
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  • 2019

DEC

15

3:00PM

  • Brockton Symphony Orchestra Logo
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  • North Easton, MA
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  • Brockton Symphony Orchestra
  • Emilian Badea, conductor.
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  • Holiday POPS!
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  • Megan Roth, Mezzo-soprano soloist
  • Dana Varga, Soprano soloist
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  • Vavilov-Caccini Ave Maria
  • Offenbach Belle Nuit
  • Rossini Duetto Buffo di Due Gatti
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DEC

11

TO DEC 14

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Falmouth, MA
  • Chatham, MA
  • Newburyport, MA
  • Weston, MA
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  • A Century of Carols
  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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  • 2018 marked the 100th anniversary of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, held annually at King's College Chapel in Cambridge, England. To celebrate this centenary, Skylark Artistic Director Matthew Guard and colleagues in Cambridge meticulously researched the history of this service and the angelic music that has graced its Christmas broadcasts over the last century. After four packed performances in 2018, Skylark will reprise this stunning program (with some exciting new additions!), presenting beloved carols that connect our audiences to one hundred years of celebrations of the holiday spirit.
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  • Ticket and Event Info
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NOV

22

TO NOV 24

  • True Concord Logo
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  • Tucson, AZ
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  • Mozart & da Vinci
  • Eric Holtan, conductor
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  • W. A. Mozart: “Solemn Vespers,” K. 339
  • Jocelyn Hagen: The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci for choir, orchestra, and film
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  • Ticket and Event Info
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NOV

2

TO NOV 3

  • Calliope's Call Logo
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  • Boston, MA
  • Marblehead, MA
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  • Sounds of Unity
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  • An exciting concert program featuring works with themes of social justice and equality for women, persons of color, and the LBGTQ community, using texts/music by artists from minority or marginalized communities. Featuring five winning compositions from our 2019 Call for Scores, Juliana Hall’s 2019 composition Through the Guarded Gate, which was inspired by the #MeToo movement, and Boston composer Oliver Caplan’s The New Colossus.
  • This presentation of Through the Guarded Gate is offered in conjunction with the Seattle Art Song Society's cross-country “march,” "Beyond the Guarded Gate.”
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  • Wes Hunter, tenor
  • Evangelia Leontis, soprano
  • MaKayla M. McDonald, soprano
  • Megan Roth, mezzo-soprano
  • Chelsea Whitaker, piano
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  • Ticket and Event Info
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OCT

24

TO OCT 27

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Falmouth, MA
  • Newburyport, MA
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
  • Cambridge, MA
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  • Rachmaninoff Vespers
  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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  • An apocryphal story recounts that when conductor Nikolai Danilin first heard Sergei Rachmaninoff play the score for his All-Night Vigil (‘Vespers’), Danilin said “Where am I to get such basses? They are as rare as Asparagus at Christmas!" In the fall of 2019, three giants of the choral world will join Skylark to present the greatest masterwork of a cappella music as it has never been heard before: a performance of the finest professional vocalists in the United States anchored by three world-renowned basses joining forces for the first time ever. Indeed more rare than “asparagus at Christmas,” don’t miss this once-in-a-generation experience!
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  • Ticket and Event Info
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OCT

11

TO OCT 13

  • True Concord Logo
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  • Tucson, AZ
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  • Shakespeare in Song
  • Eric Holtan, conductor
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  • Choral music from 1600 to today based on the wit, beauty, humor and insight of Shakespearean texts.
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  • Ticket and Event Info
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AUG

27

7:00pm

  • Newburyport Choral Society
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  • Newburyport, MA
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  • Haydn Lord Nelson Mass
  • selections
  • George Case, conductor.
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  • Sarah Moyer, soprano
  • Megan Roth, mezzo-soprano
  • Alex Nishibun, tenor
  • Dana Whiteside, baritone
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JULY

24

TO JULY 28

  • Boston Midsummer Opera Logo
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  • Watertown, MA
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  • Tisbe
  • La Cenerentola
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  • July 24 at 7:30pm
  • July 26 at 7:30pm
  • July 28 at 3:00pm
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  • La Cenerentola, or ossia La bontà in trionfo, is an operatic dramma giocoso in two acts by Gioachino Rossini. Based on the fairy tale Cendrillon by Charles Perrault, Cenerentola follows the story of a young woman who is forced to act as a servant to her cruel stepfather (Don Magnifico) and stepsisters (Tisbe and Clorinda). Prince Ramiro is going house to house to find the most beautiful woman for his wife. In disguise as his own valet, Prince Ramiro enters the house to observe the family. Immediately charmed by Cenerentola, he does not notice the stepsisters, much to their dismay. At the ball, Dandini, disguised as the Prince, is surrounded by the stepsisters. Veiled, Cenerentola enters the ball and Prince Ramiro is once again taken by her. She gives the Prince a bracelet and instructs him to find her. The Prince immediately calls his men together to track down this beautiful mystery woman. The Prince finds Cenerentola at her home, back in servant’s clothes, and asks for her hand in marriage. Cenerentola forgives her family, as she has found happiness with her new husband.
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  • Ticket and Event Info
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JUN

21

8:00PM

  • Yale Choral Artists
  • Jeffrey Douma, Conductor
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  • New Haven, CT
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  • Presented in association with the International Festival of Arts & Ideas
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  • A program featuring a cappella works by Yale faculty and alumni composers such as Kernis, Marshall, Gilbertson, Theofanidis, and Shaw.
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  • Morse Recital Hall, Sprague Memorial Hall
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MAY

24

TO MAY 27

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Newburyport, MA
  • Cambridge, MA
  • Chatham, MA
  • Falmouth, MA
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  • Remembrance
  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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  • In honor of our veterans, and in remembrance of the many wars fought across the centuries, Skylark offers a war remembrance program.
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  • Ticket and Event Info
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MAY

3

8:00PM

  • Williams College
  • Williamstown, MA
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  • Lindsay S. Pope, conductor.
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  • This Love Between Us
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  • Reena Esmail, This Love Between Us: Prayers for Unity
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  • The Williams Concert Choir, directed by Lindsay S. Pope, Visiting Director of Choral/Vocal Activities, presents a performance titled This Love Between Us. Each work juxtaposes the Western classical style with another musical tradition. The program highlights composers who create cross-cultural conversation through their musical language and attempts to track how this conversation has developed over time. Featured works include Béla Bartók’s Four Slovak Folk Songs (Erin Kennedy ‘19, conductor; Ellery Galvin ‘18, pianist), Saro by Joshua Shank, Dominus Vobiscum by Sydney Guillaume, and Reena Esmail’s seven-movement oratorio This Love Between Us: Prayers for Unity, performed with orchestra and Veena Chandra, sitar; Devesh Chandra, tabla; Erin Nafziger, soprano; Megan Roth, mezzo-soprano; Joshua Gurwitz, tenor; and Tian Hui Ng, bass.
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APR

27

TO APR 28

  • Calliope's Call Logo
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  • Boston, MA
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
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  • Cross Connections: Juliana Hall
  • Celebrating American art song composer Juliana Hall, with works by her mentors and a world premiere by the composer herself.
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  • Megan Roth, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Evangelia Leontis, Soprano
  • Laura Strickling, Soprano
  • Clare Longendyke, Piano
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  • Ticket and Event Info
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APR

4

TO APR 7

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Fitchburg, MA
  • Gloucester, MA
  • Norton, MA
  • Washington D.C.
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  • Masterpiece
  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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  • Over the centuries, art has inspired music, and music has inspired art. In this innovative multi-faceted program, we will offer musical reflections and reactions to the visual arts from the ancient to the modern. Skylark is excited to premiere a commissioned work by Nell Shaw Cohen, a New York City-based composer with a particular interest in the intersection of visual art and music.
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  • Ticket and Event Info
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MAR

29

TO MAR 31

  • True Concord Logo
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  • Tucson, AZ
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  • Mozart Requiem
  • Eric Holtan, conductor
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  • Mozart Requiem in D Minor, K.626
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  • Lauridsen Lux Aeterna
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  • Ticket and Event Info
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MAR

29

TO MAR 31

  • True Concord Logo
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  • Tucson, AZ
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  • Mozart Requiem
  • Eric Holtan, conductor
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  • Mozart Requiem in D Minor, K.626
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  • Lauridsen Lux Aeterna
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  • Ticket and Event Info
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FEB

5

7:45PM

  • Dedham, MA
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  • NewBridge on the Charles
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  • The Facets of Love
  • Calliope’s Call presents 'The Facets of Love’, which explores the intricacies of this human experience: the search for love, young love, flirtation, jealousy, and the death of love. Experience an evening of art song that encapsulates the many facets of love in music by beloved composers Richard Strauss and Georges Bizet, 19th century Spanish composers Rafael Taboada y Mantilla, Francisco de Borja Tapia and Jose Valero, and selections by Boston-based composer, Scott Wheeler.
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  • Megan Roth, mezzo-soprano
  • Katrina Holden-Buckley, soprano
  • Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano
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  • 2018

DEC

19

TO DEC 22

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Falmouth, MA
  • Chatham, MA
  • Wellesley, MA
  • Newburyport, MA
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  • A Century of Carols
  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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  • In celebration of the 100th anniversary of A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols, held annually at King's College Chapel in Cambridge, England, Skylark will explore the history of this service, and music that has made its mark on beloved Christmas broadcasts over the last century.
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  • Ticket and Event Info
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​NOV

16

7:30PM

  • Bijou de la Vida Concert Series
  • North End, Boston, MA
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  • Art Song Recital of works by Boston-based and Boston-Influenced composers, including Leonard Bernstein, John Harbison, Scott Wheeler, Tom Cipullo, Gabriel Kahane, Marti Epstein, and Irving Fine.
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  • Bijou de la Vida Art Gallery
  • 390 Commercial Street, Boston
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  • Megan Roth, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Christina Wright, Piano
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​NOV

8

6:00PM

  • Boston, MA
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  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • Nancy Lee Clark Soundbites Concert Series
  • Linde Family Wing of Contemporary Art
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  • Night of German Romanticism
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  • Calliope’s Call curates an evening of art song capturing poetic moods spanning the 19th and 20th centuries. Vocal and piano music will be performed by composers such as Schubert, Robert and Clara Schumann, Berg, and Richard Strauss, with a special feature on text by German Romantic poet, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
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  • Megan Roth, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Dana Varga, Soprano
  • Katrina Holden-Buckley, Soprano
  • Christina Wright, Piano
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NOV

1

TO NOV 2

  • Calliope's Call Logo
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  • Boston, MA
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  • INside OUTfluence
  • Connecting Art and Music
  • A Collaboration with Painter Bethany Noël Murray
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  • This program is an innovative approach to demonstrating the parallels between visual art, music, and poetry through a collaboration with Boston-based painter, Bethany Noël Murray.
  • INside OUTfluence joins visual and musical expression through themes of the artist in nature, love and heartbreak, and physical and emotional pain as expressed through art. The concerts will be presented alongside an exhibition of Bethany Noël Murray’s paintings at First Church Boston.
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  • Megan Roth, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Evangelia Leontis, Soprano
  • Clare Longendyke, Piano
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  • Ticket and Event Info
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OCT

27

7:30PM

  • Yale Choral Artists
  • Jeffrey Douma, Conductor
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  • New Haven, CT
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  • Christ Church New Haven
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  • Musikalische Exequien – Heinrich Schütz
  • Requiem – Herbert Howells
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SEPT

20

07:00PM

  • Calliope's Call Logo
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  • Boston, MA
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  • A Cabaret Affair!
  • Silent Auction, Trivia Contest, Entertainment
  • Hors d'oeuvres will be provided; cash bar.
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  • Club Cafe, Napoleon Room
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  • Megan Roth, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Evangelia Leontis, Soprano
  • Dana Varga, Soprano
  • Clare Longendyke, Piano
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JUN

16

06:30PM

  • Summer Garden Opera
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  • Farmville, VA
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  • Rosina
  • Il barbiere di Siviglia
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  • Seville. Count Almaviva comes in disguise to the house of Doctor Bartolo and serenades Rosina, whom Bartolo keeps confined to the house. Figaro the barber, who knows all the town's secrets and scandals, explains to Almaviva that Rosina is Bartolo's ward, not his daughter, and that the doctor intends to marry her.
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MAY

25

TO MAY 28

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Chatham, MA
  • Chelmsford, MA
  • Newburyport, MA
  • Falmouth, MA
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  • Lieder and Lovesongs
  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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  • During a time when classical instrumental music underwent a remarkable metamorphosis (from Brahms to Stravinsky and beyond), the popular love song experienced a parallel evolution, from the romantic lieder of 19th century Europe to the "American Standard" of the 1920s, 30s, and 40s. This charming program will pair melodies from romantic masters such as Brahms, Schubert, Debussy, and Saint-Saëns with offerings from American songwriters such as Cole Porter and Irving Berlin.
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APR

21

& APR 22

  • Calliope's Call Logo
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  • Calliope's Call
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  • Brookline, MA
  • Boston, MA
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  • Cross Connections: Tom Cipullo
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  • A program celebrating the music of celebrated American art song composer ​Tom Cipullo, including works and poets most influential in the composer's life.
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  • Maggie Finnegan, Soprano
  • Megan Roth, Mezzo-Soprano
  • David McFerrin, Baritone
  • Clare Longendyke, Piano
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​APR

8

4:00PM

  • Topsfield Recital Series
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  • Dana Lynne Varga, soprano
  • Megan Roth, mezzo-soprano
  • Omar Najmi, tenor
  • Christina Wright-Ivanova, piano
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MAR

28

7:30PM


MAR

22

TO MAR 25

  • True Concord Logo
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  • Tucson, AZ
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  • Emily Sings!
  • Eric Holtan, conductor
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  • Evoking music in Emily Dickinson’s poetry. Premiering the first commissioned work of the Dorothy Dyer Vanek Fund for Excellence by Gerald Near.
  • Featuring True Concord choir, soloists and orchestra in partnership with University of Arizona Poetry Center
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FEB

24

& FEB 25

  • True Concord Logo
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  • Verdi Requiem
  • Eric Holtan, conductor
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  • Tucson, AZ
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  • Featuring True Concord choir and orchestra, University of Arizona’s Arizona Choir, Arianna Zukerman, soprano, Teresa Buchholz, mezzo-soprano, Hugo Vera, tenor, Andrew Stuckey, baritone
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FEB

6

TO FEB 11

  • The Thirteen Choir Logo
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  • Buies Creek, NC (Campbell University Residency)
  • Norfolk, VA
  • Port Royal, VA
  • Washington, DC
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  • From Tree to Shining Tree
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  • The mystery of the cosmos and the beauty of the natural world has inspired and entranced composers from the Renaissance until today. Join The Thirteen in our expression of love for the natural world and our place in it as we journey across time in an exploration of the cosmos, the earth, and our changing environment.
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JAN

26

& JAN 28

  • True Concord Logo
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  • Bernstein Mass!
  • Eric Holtan, conductor
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  • Tucson, AZ
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  • Featuring True Concord choir and chamber players, UA Dance Ensemble, Tucson Arizona Boys Chorus and Grammy-nominated Jubilant Sykes, baritone, in partnership with Tucson Desert Song Festival
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  • 2017

DEC

19

TO DEC 22

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Falmouth, MA
  • Chatham, MA
  • Newburyport, MA
  • Marblehead, MA
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  • A Skylark Christmas
  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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  • Join Skylark for its annual journey through select excerpts of the Christmas story from the King James Bible, enhanced and celebrated through timeless carols. As a connecting thread throughout our performance, Skylark will share all 7 of Hugo Distler's variations of the classic Christmas hymn Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (“Lo, how a Rose ‘ere blooming”). We end our program with a festive offering of classic Christmas Carols by American composer Alfred Burt.
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NOV

25

& NOV 26

  • Rhode Island Civic Chorale and Orchestra Logo
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  • Providence, RI
  • Woonsocket, RI
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  • Handel Messiah
  • Alto Soloist
  • Edward Markward, Conductor
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NOV

18

3:00PM

  • The Thirteen Choir Logo
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  • Washington, DC
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  • Monteverdi Vespers of 1610
  • Collaboration with the Choral Arts Society of Washington at the Kennedy Center
  • Scott Tucker, Conductor
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OCT

28

7:30PM

  • Yale Choral Artists
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  • New Haven, CT
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  • Poulenc Figure humaine
  • Josquin Missa l'homme arme super voces musicales
  • Jeffrey Douma, conductor
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OCT

13

& OCT 14

  • The Thirteen Choir Logo
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  • Washington, D.C.
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  • On the Migration of Souls
  • Matthew Robertson, conductor
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  • The human story is a history of migration. As humankind has migrated, musical ideas have migrated as well, often resulting in flowerings of choral music. This concert will include works from the Renaissance through today, and explore music from the Jewish diaspora, the African American experience, and works relevant to our shared society.
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SEP

16

& SEP 17

  • Calliope's Call Logo
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  • Calliope's Call
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  • Jamaica Plain, MA
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
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  • One Life Stand
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  • This program explores Robert Schumann's​ iconic 19th-century song cycle ​Frauenliebe und l​eben juxtaposed with a 21st-century interpretation of the work in One Life Stand by British composer Cheryl Frances-Hoad.
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  • Laura Mercado-Wright, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Megan Roth, Mezzo-Soprano
  • Clare Longendyke, Piano
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SEP

9

& SEP 10

  • Contemporary Undercurrent of Song Project Logo
  • CUSP Presents Calliope's Call
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  • Princeton, NJ
  • Morrestown, NJ
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  • Scott Wheeler: Wasting the Night
  • Delvyn Case: Brutal Arithmetic
  • Cheryl Frances-Hoad: One Life Stand
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JUN

23

8:00PM


JUN

20

& JUN 21

  • Yale Choral Artists
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  • New Haven, CT
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  • Martin Bresnick: Whitman, Melville, Dickinson - Passions of Bloom (world premiere)
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  • Martin Bresnick's world premiere oratorio—a large-scale work for soloists, chorus, and orchestra—takes the thoughts of Harold Bloom, master teacher and secular evangelist of American Literature at Yale University, on a musical journey of passion, insight, and personal revelation. Performed by Yale Choral Artists under the direction of Jeffrey Douma, this world premiere is modeled on Bach’s St. John Passion oratorio, but centers on the lives of legendary poets Walt Whitman, Herman Melville, and Emily Dickinson.
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  • Jeffrey Douma, conductor
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MAY

6

& MAY 7

  • The Thirteen Choir Logo
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  • Washington, DC
  • Metuchen, NJ
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  • The French Connection
  • Matthew Robertson, Conductor
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  • An exploration of the French sound-world through the music of composers from the 15th Century through today. Experience love songs, nationalism, impressionism, and ardent devotion as only the French can! This concert will include works by Josquin, Lassus, Duruflé, Poulenc, Messiaen, and 21st century American composer, Daniel Elder.
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APR

22

7:00PM


APR

8

& APR 9

  • Calliope's Call Logo
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  • Boston, MA
  • Chestnut Hill, MA
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  • Scenes from New England
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  • Scenes from New England strives to capture the essence of New England, through the words and music of the many people who have experienced its beauty. Showcasing composers, poets, and musical depictions of New England including works by traditional composers Charles Ives, Irving Fine and Amy Cheney Beach, contemporary composers Scott Wheeler and Gregory Zavracky, and five winners from our spring call for scores: Delvyn Case, Samuel Beebe, Jennifer, Griffith, Cecilia Livingston, and Daniel Bayot.
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MAR

4

8:00PM

  • Metropolitan Chorale Logo
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  • Brookline, MA
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  • Handel
  • Dixit Dominus
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  • Mezzo-soprano soloist
  • Lisa Graham, conductor
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FEB

22

7:00PM


  • 2016

DEC

11

TO DEC 15

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
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  • Atlanta, GA
  • Charlotte, SC
  • Charleston, SC
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  • A Skylark Christmas
  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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  • Join Skylark for its annual journey through select excerpts of the Christmas story from the King James Bible, enhanced and celebrated through timeless carols. As a connecting thread throughout our performance, Skylark will share all 7 of Hugo Distler's variations of the classic Christmas hymn Es ist ein Ros entsprungen (“Lo, how a Rose ‘ere blooming”). We end our program with a festive offering of classic Christmas Carols by American composer Alfred Burt.
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DEC

2

TO DEC 4

  • Vox Humana Logo
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  • Dallas, TX
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  • O Magnum Mysterium
  • David Childs, conductor
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  • Choral music has always been a part of the sacred and secular traditions of the holiday season. Be sure to bring yourself, family and friends, to celebrate the holidays with the beauty of choral music sung by the Vox Humana Artists.
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OCT

22

& OCT 23

  • Calliope's Call Logo
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  • Boston, MA
  • Marblehead, MA
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  • In Her Words: Women’s Voices in Verse & Song
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  • Featuring music and texts by women, performed by an all-female ensemble. The texts encompass a plethora of topics from love and death, longing, faith, mystery, whimsy, to politics. Composers include Juliana Hall, Stacy Garrop, Elizabeth Vercoe, Lori Laitman, Libby Larson, and seven winners from our first ever call for scores! Winners include: Jocelyn Hagen, Nika Leoni, Weily Luc, Mira Spektor, Vera Ivanova, Kari Medina, and Abigail Kempson.
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SEP

29

TO OCT 1

  • Skylark Vocal Ensemble Logo
  • Falmouth, MA
  • Beverly, MA
  • Winchester, MA
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  • Once Upon a Time
  • Matthew Guard, conductor
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  • Skylark opens our 2016-17 season with a magical evening of classic fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm and Hans Christian Andersen. Join storyteller Sarah Harshman and the artists of Skylark as we present the fantastical stories of Snow White and The Little Mermaid through music from a diverse and eclectic mix of composers, including Vaughan Williams, Poulenc, Tallis, Hildegard von Bingen, Tormis, Bernstein, and Lauridsen. Once Upon a Time promises to be a memorable evening that will bring music and fantasy to life in a whole new way.
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SEP

11

& SEP 12

  • Vox Humana Logo
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  • Dallas, TX
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  • Copland In the Beginning
  • Mezzo-Soprano soloist
  • Brahms Ein Deutsches Requiem
  • Professional Ensemble
  • David Childs, conductor
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  • Experience Copland’s optimism with his rarely performed octavo, “In the Beginning” and the comfort of Brahms’ masterpiece, “ein deutsches Requiem”, heard in the composer’s own version for Piano, four-hands.
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JUN

15

7:00PM

  • Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble Logo
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  • Cincinnati, OH
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  • Kile Smith’s Canticle
  • Craig Hella Johnson, conductor
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  • Chorus America National Conference
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  • Canticle is a setting of the great mystical work of St. John of the Cross, The Spiritual Canticle of the Soul and the Bridegroom Christ, or as it’s often and simply known, the Spiritual Canticle. The 40-stanza poem is revered as one of the great religious and literary works of the 16th century. Following the tradition of the biblical Song of Solomon (or Song of Songs), St. John personifies, with symbolic and beautiful imagery, the journey of the soul, through the travails of the world, to union with her bridegroom.
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MAY

11

TO MAY 23

  • Conspirare Logo
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  • Fredericksburg, TX
  • Austin, TX
  • St. Paul, MN
  • Edmonton, Canada
  • Calgary, Canada
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  • Stephen Paulus, A Lyrical Life
  • Craig Hella Johnson, conductor
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  • Craig Hella Johnson and Conspirare will pay tribute to the late, great Stephen Paulus (1949-2014), known for his lush melodies, elegant craftsmanship and a mastery of understanding the human voice to create gorgeous compositions. The program will feature rarely performed mixed-chorus works, including the five-movement 2007 Conspirare commission, Poemas de Amor and favorites such as Pilgrims’ Hymn and Hymn to the Eternal Flame. Conspirare will also debut the world premiere of Turn by contemporary composer Tarik O’Regan. With Faith Debow, piano, Thomas Burritt, percussion, and (for Minnesota performances) Kathy Kienzle, harp.
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APR

30

& MAY 1

  • Cincinnati Vocal Arts Ensemble Logo
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  • Lakeside Park, KY
  • Cincinnati, OH
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  • World Premiere: Kile Smith’s Canticle
  • Craig Hella Johnson, conductor
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  • Canticle is a setting of the great mystical work of St. John of the Cross, The Spiritual Canticle of the Soul and the Bridegroom Christ, or as it’s often and simply known, the Spiritual Canticle. The 40-stanza poem is revered as one of the great religious and literary works of the 16th century. Following the tradition of the biblical Song of Solomon (or Song of Songs), St. John personifies, with symbolic and beautiful imagery, the journey of the soul, through the travails of the world, to union with her bridegroom.
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APR

17

4:00PM

  • Yale Choral Artists
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  • New Haven, CT
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  • The Motet
  • Jeffrey Douma, conductor
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  • Works by Bach, Schütz, Busnois, Lassus, Victoria, Poulenc, Messaien, Stanford, & Brahms
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APR

1

& APR 3

  • Calliope's Call Logo
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  • Bloomington, IN
  • Cincinnati, OH
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  • Spirit Song: Voices of Now and Hereafter
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  • This second concert of our second season is unique in that we selected sets of individual songs to represent three different aspects of our theme, The Spirit. The first section focuses on songs about death and the afterlife; the second grouping features mythological spirits and legends; and the final set revolves around representations of the human spirit in nature. Though the musical language of this program is broad, the connecting thread is that of The Spirit, which, like music, is universal.
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MAR

4

& MAR 6

  • MetroWest Opera Logo
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  • Newton, MA
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  • Little Women by Mark Adamo
  • Meg
  • Lidiya Yankovskaya, Conductor
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JAN

21

& JAN 23

  • Stephanie Nugent Dance Logo
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  • Indianapolis, IN
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  • Mapping the Aether
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  • Handel Il Delirio Amoroso (selections)
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  • Stephanie Nugent & Suzanne Lappas, dancers
  • Megan Roth, mezzo-soprano
  • Kyungwook Min, cello
  • Eunji Lee, harpsichord
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  • Presented by the Indianapolis Museum of Art, and made possible, in part, with support from the Indiana Arts Commission and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency, Nugent Dance artists Stephanie Nugent and Suzanne Lappas perform world premiere works of dance theater created by Nugent/Lappas and guest choreographer Keith Johnson, and a recent work by guest choreographer Selene Carter. New original music by composer/performer Scott Kellog will also be featured in the evening's title work.
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