Music in the Parks to resume concert series in CarrizozoFrom ReportsPosted: 02/26/2013 05:20:49 PM MST
Music in the Parks will host another free concert soon, bringing the music of award-winning mezzo soprano Katherine Calcamuggio, accompanied by pianist, John Elam, to Carrizozo's Trinity Methodist Church at 7 p.m. March 8.
In the past four seasons, Calcamuggio has been featured in important role and company debuts across the United States, eliciting praise for her "soaring, rich voice" (The Miami Herald), her "polished musical and dramatic characterizations" (Kurt Weill Newsletter) and her "fine coloratura technique" (Philadelphia Inquirer). Auspicious operatic and symphonic debuts from recent seasons include roles as Hansel in Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel, Siebel in Gounod's Faust, Stephano in RomŽo et Juliette - for which Calcamuggio was named "Artist of the Year" in 2009 with Syracuse Opera and many others.
Accompanying her is pianist John Elam, a master's student at the University of Michigan studying collaborative piano. Elam has served as music director for Fiddler on the Roof, Joseph and the Technicolor Dreamcoat, and others.
The concerts are made possible with the help and contributions of the Piatigorsky Foundation. The concert is free.
Prior to the concert, members of the Trinity United Methodist Church will host an Irish dinner of fish and chips with all the fixings, along with a dessert of cheesecake and homemade ice cream for $8 per person.
Dinner will be served from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Patrons may dine in the church fellowship hall, then move to the
Advertisementsanctuary and listen to Thomas Radcliffe perform on guitar and Spanish laud during the interlude between dinner and the concert.A reception will follow the concert with an opportunity to chat with the musicians. The next concerts in the series will be Anne Eisfeller, concert harpist, on at 2 p.m. April 18 at the Old Gym of the Carrizozo School Campus. The following day at 7 p.m., Eisfeller will play duets with Valerie Potter, principal flute for the New Mexico Philharmonic Orchestra.
For more 22 years, the Piatigorsky Foundation's commitment to artistic excellence and public outreach has fascinated many avid concert goers, as well as curious first-timers. It is this combination of complimentary access, flamboyant performances, and human warmth that makes the Piatigorsky Foundation concerts so appealing to diverse audiences. Last year, the foundation presented a tour of 10 concerts in New Mexico reaching more than 1,990 people in Lovington, Jal, Carrizozo, Albuquerque, and Hobbs. In an effort to serve more communities this season, for the very first time the foundation will present two tours in the state. The fall tour took place in November 2012, and the spring tour will take place March 2013, beginning in Tatum and concluding in Carrizozo.
For more information please check www.carrizozomusic.org or call Elaine (575) 648-2757.
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