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Soprano Julianna Sabol to present ‘An April Soiree’ April 15
Soprano Julianna Sabol to present ‘An April Soiree’ April 15March 31, 2009Erica Blustesblust@syr.edu
Soprano Julianna Sabol, faculty member and co-chair of the voice department in the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music in Syracuse University’s College of Visual and Performing Arts (VPA), will present the recital ‘An April Soiree’ on Wednesday, April 15, at 8 p.m. in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College. The recital is free and open to the public. Parking is available in Irving Garage.
Sabol will be assisted by three Setnor faculty members: Ken Meyer, guitar; Ida Trebicka, piano; and Gregory Woods, cello. The first half of the program will include works by Gounod, Massenet, Henessy, Heggie, Mozart, Schubert, Moniuszko, Tosti and Rachmaninoff. The second half will feature works for voice and guitar, including the “Canciones Espa?olas Antiguas,” authentic, rarely performed Spanish folksongs collected and arranged by Garcia Lorca. Other folk song settings by Britten, Leisner and Copland will also be performed.
About the performers:
- Sabol has given concerts in Canada, the United States and Poland as a soloist with orchestras, as a recitalist and on the opera stage. She is a winner of such prestigious competitions as the National Opera Association, the Jerome Hill Memorial Award in the Metropolitan Opera auditions, the National Association of Teachers of Singing artist auditions and the Mu Phi Epsilon International Competition. She has appeared as a soloist for consecutive seasons with the Platteville, Wis., Summer Music Festival; with the Bach Aria Festival in Stonybrook, N.Y.; and in chamber music performances with the Syracuse Camerata, in the Dorothy Goff Frisch Concert Series and as recital soloist in her New York City Merkin Concert Hall debut.
- Since winning the national first prize at the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Artist Competition, Meyer continues to appear in recital, as a chamber musician and as a soloist with orchestra in venues throughout North America, South America and Europe. His commitment to cultivate, perform and record the music of his generation’s leading composers has garnered awards from the Barlow Endowment, the Argosy Foundation and the Hanson Institute for American Music. He continues to be a featured lecturer, performer, adjudicator and teacher at festivals, colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad.
- Trebicka has performed throughout the United States, Europe and China as an orchestral soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. She has been featured on National Radio-Television, Italian Broadcasting Corp. RAI 2, Radio Ancona-Italy, WCNY in Syracuse and WBFO in Buffalo. She has performed chamber music concerts with members of the London, Paris, Athens, Rome, Munich and Bari-Italy Symphonic orchestras. She collaborates frequently with Syracuse Symphony Orchestra (SSO) members in annual chamber music concerts.
- Wood is assistant principal cellist with the SSO. He has performed with the Aspen Festival Orchestra and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, including its tour to Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center. He has performed for the Skaneateles Festival, the Society for New Music, Civic Morning Musicals and Syracuse Friends of Chamber Music. He has also performed as a soloist with the SSO, Pro Musica of Cincinnati, the CCM Concert Orchestra as a winner of its concerto competition and with the SU Symphony Orchestra.
For more information, contact the Setnor School at (315) 443-2191.
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