I'm very excited to be the Honorary Hostess & MC for International Jazz Day; a FREE event organized by JazzBuffalo and PAUSA Art House, with donations accepted to support the National Multiple Sclerosis Society. I'll also be singing a few foreign-language jazz tunes!
For the final concert of the Vivaldi WinterFest series at Music Niagara, I'm giving a Lecture-Recital "Daughters of Jerusalem: Vivaldi's Women and Contraltos en travesti." Repertoire to include the Canadian premiere of "Gelido in ogni vena" (Contralto en travesti) from Il Farnace RV 711; and Filiae Maestae Jerusalem RV 638.
Singing the achingly beautiful, bleak Contralto work Stabat Mater RV 621 is a dream come true for me, at the second concert of Vivaldi WinterFest at Music Niagara.
For the first concert of the Vivaldi WinterFest at Music Niagara, I'm performing the Contralto cantata Clarae stellae scintillate RV625, and a selection from Nulla in mundo pax sincera RV 630 as a Tenor.
I'm excited to once again be Hostess and Stage Manager for the Metropolitan National Council Auditions for the Buffalo/ Toronto District, which will be hosted at The Nichols School. Districts are Saturday January 14, 2017; Great Lakes Regional Finals are the next day, Sunday January 15.
I am being featured in a photographic exhibit at La Maison d'Art in Harlem this week! There's also an incredible event Scars of Victory going on with an Art4Fashion runway show, photoshoot, kiosks of creative entrepreneurs, a calendar shoot and make-overs for survivors of cancer and domestic abuse; I'm looking forward to working with the participants.
For the 5th year in a row, I'm giving the National Opera Week Lecture for OperaBuffs of WNY; Opera Liberata: Uncovering, Rediscovering and Reconstructing Lost Operas. Free and open to the general public ~ Reception to follow.
I'm very excited to welcome and join my friend Andy from Oberlin to Buffalo for a concert at PAUSA Art House! Andrew Shapiro is a composer and songwriter who blends his two biggest musical influences: '80s New Wave pop and Philip Glass minimalism.