Voices of Italy ~ I'm delighted to debut with the Camerata di Sant'Antonio for the opening concert of their TakeNote Season 2015-16, at the start of National Opera Week 2015. I'm singing the WNY-premiere of the devastatingly beautiful aria 'Gelido in ogni vena' from the recently rediscovered Vivaldi opera Il Farnace. Other performers include BPO principal 2nd violinist Antoine Lefebvre on Tartini’s fiendishly difficult Devil’s Trill Sonata; Donna Lorenzo (violist from Solisti Veneti) and BPO associate principal cellist Feng Hew presenting the WNY premiere of Roberto Molinelli’s Milonga para astor; and Soprano Colleen Marcello on a triptych of Puccini opera arias. The concert is also a benefit for Buffalo String Works, lead by violist and WNED radio host Virginia Barron. BSW provides violin lessons to immigrant and refugee children within the Buffalo Public School System. More info is here.