Sunday March 2nd at 4pm
Music, Gettysburg! presents Soprano Stacey Mastrian from the Sunderman Conservatory, bringing her “intensity, focus and warm, passionate sound” (New York Times) up the hill to the Lutheran Theological Seminary Chapel, Sunday March 2, 2014 at 4pm.
She will be joined by Sunderman Conservatory of Music faculty members James Hontz, guitar, and Scott Crowne, piano, performing songs by Italian composers creating a journey from satirical to silly to sublime, with beautifully crafted Italian texts by poetic greats such as Dante, Petrarch, and da Vinci. Selections for voice and guitar written by Italian composer Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco.
Join the Music, Gettysburg! audience for this free and open to the public concert Sunday afternoon, at the chapel at 147 Seminary Ridge in Gettysburg.
Critics have described Stacey Mastrian as a “sweet, shimmering soprano” (The Washington Post) who is “versatile and passionate” (Der Tagesspiegel), performs repertoire that spans from the late Renaissance to the present, with a specialization in Italian vocal music.
During the 2009-2010 season Ms. Mastrian was a Young Artist with Opera Lafayette, performing La Poésie in Charpentier’s Les arts florissants at the Kennedy Center. Previous engagements have included Gilda in Rigoletto, Suor Genovieffa in Suor Angelica, Mabel in The Pirates of Penzance, and Adele in Die Fledermaus. She has sung with the Konzerthaus Orchestra (Berlin), Nova Amadeus Orchestra (Rome), and at such venues as the Fondazione Cini (Venice), Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur (Montréal), and St. Peter’s (Vatican City). She has performed as a recitalist in locations across the United States, and her performances have been broadcast internationally via internet, radio, and television. She appears on two recent releases by Neuma and has several recording projects in progress.
Ms. Mastrian has been a Fulbright Grantee and Beebe Fellow to Italy and has been awarded prizes from The American Bach Society, International Joseph Traxel Society, Maryland Opera Society, and more. As 2013 Winner of the Respighi Prize Competition, she will debut with the Chamber Orchestra of New York in 2014.
Music, Gettyburg! is a premier free concert series featuring the finest regional, national and international musicians hosted by the Lutheran Theological Seminary at Gettysburg. The seminary chapel is located at 147 Seminary Ridge on the west edge of Gettysburg. For more information about this and other concerts remaining in the Music, Gettysburg! schedule, please call 717-338-3000 ext 2197 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the web site at www.musicgettysburg.org .