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2015-16 Season

GrahamSeptember 12, 2015
Susan Graham
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Jamie Barton
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FangNovember 19, 2015
Ying Fang
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TsymbalyukJanuary 31, 2016
Alexander Tsymbalyuk
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CamarenaMarch 24, 2016
Javier Camarena
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BullockApril 18, 2016
Julia Bullock
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AntonacciMay 1, 2016
Anna Caterina Antonacci
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Art Song Discovery Series

VOCAL ARTS DC PARTNERS WITH THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION FOR RECITAL
2014 "ART SONG DISCOVERY" WINNER COLLEN DALY OFFERS ART-INPIRED SONGS ON APRIL 16 AT 6:30 PARTNERING WITH PIANIST JOY SCHREIER

In collaboration with The Phillips Collection, Vocal Arts DC will present a special recital in the museum's elegant and intimate music room on Thursday evening, April 16 at 6:30 pm. Soprano Colleen Daly, winner of the $7,000 first prize in Vocal Arts DC's 2014 "Art Song Discovery Competition," will offer an evening of songs by Jules Massenet, Sergei Rachmaninov, Richard Strauss, and contemporary American composers André Previn, Thomas Cipullo, Adam Guettel, and Andrew Thomas. Art works on permanent display at The Phillips Collection by a range of artists, including Degas, Renoir, Stieglitz, and Francis Bacon, inspired Ms. Daly's programming choices, and reproductions of them will be projected overhead during her recital, for which she will provide narration. Noted Washington-based pianist Joy Schreier, whose many recital credits include appearances at the Kennedy Center, the White House, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the National Museum for Women in the Arts, will be Ms. Daly's collaborative accompanist.

Ms. Daly has established herself in the past several years as an emerging young artist of distinction on both opera stages and concert platforms. Recent career highlights in opera have included Violetta in La traviata with Opera Delaware, a role she also covered at New York City Opera, Musetta in La bohème with Lyric Opera Baltimore, Annapolis Opera and Des Moines Metro Opera, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with Intermountain Opera, the Countess in Le nozze di Figaro with Annapolis Opera, and Micaëla in La tragédie de Carmen with Syracuse Opera. Her many distinguished concert engagements have included the Brahms Requiem with the Columbus Symphony and the Händel Society of Dartmouth College, and performances with the Washington Master Chorale at the Kennedy Center, Washington Concert Opera, the Washington Chorus, the Cathedral Choral Society for her National Cathedral debut, and the Post-Classical Ensemble. Colleen Daly has received awards from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, the Liederkranz Foundation, and the Washington International Competition. She completed her undergraduate studies at DePaul University, received a master's degree from University of Maryland, and completed her Artist Diploma at Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts.

To sample audio and video clips of Colleen Daly in performance, click here.

Tickets to that program are $20 for the general public, $8 for members of The Phillips Collection. To make a reservation online, click this link: www.phillipscollection.org.

The Phillips Collection is located at 1600 21st St. NW, a short distance from the Dupont Circle metro stop.

Colleen Daly and Joy Schreier will also participate with mezzo-soprano Julia Dawson, second prize winner of Vocal Arts DC's 2014 "Art Song Discovery Competion," in a concert as part of the Kennedy Center's free "Millennium Stage" series on Tuesday, May 19 at 6:00 pm. Joined by pianist Andrew Hsu, and with lively narration by noted voice instructor Elizabeth Daniels, their performance will serve as a wide-ranging, lively introduction to the rich diversity of classical song.

Additional biographical information is below:

Daly. First prize winner of Vocal Arts DC's 2014 "Art Song Discovery" Competition, soprano Colleen Daly has established herself in the past several years as an emerging young artist of distinction on both opera stages and concert platforms. Recent career highlights in opera have included Violetta in La traviata with Opera Delaware, a role she also covered at New York City Opera, Musetta in La bohème with Lyric Opera Baltimore, Annapolis Opera and Des Moines Metro Opera, Fiordiligi in Così fan tutte with International Opera, Countess in Le nozze di Figaro with Annapolis Opera, and Micaëla in La tragédie de Carmen with Syracuse Opera. Her many distinguished concert engagements have included the Brahms Requiem with the Columbus Symphony and the Handel Society of Darmouth College, Washington Master Chorale at the Kennedy Center, Washington Concert Opera, The Washington Chorus, Cathedral Choral Society for her National Cathedral debut, and the Post-Classical Ensemble. Colleen Daly has received awards from the Gerda Lissner Foundation, the Liederkranz Foundation, and the Washington International Competition. She completed her undergraduate studies at DePaul University, received a master's degree from University of Maryland, and continued her studies as an Artist in Residence at Philadelphia's Academy of Vocal Arts.

Dawson.Young Canadian mezzo-soprano Julia Dawson makes her Washington area performance debut participating in Millennium Stage. A winner of the Vocal Arts DC 2014 "Art Song Discovery" Competition, she also appears in concert during the 2014-2015 season at New York's Merkin Hall, performing in New York Festival of Song's "Caramoor Rising Stars" program. Currently in her second year as a Artist in Residence at Philadelphia's prestigious Academy of Vocal Arts, she has appeared with that institution in many principal roles, as well as with Opera Philadelphia's "Double Exposure" program of events. A 2014 apprentice artist at Santa Fe Opera, she joins the Glimmerglass Festival as an apprentice later this summer. Ms. Dawson, who has received awards from the George London Foundation and the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions, received her BM from Oberlin Conservatory and her MM from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.

Past Winners
Previously presented in this series:
2014 Natalie Conte, soprano and Matthew Morris, baritone
2013 Heather Bingham, soprano and Jeffrey Grayson Gates, baritone
2012 Kate Jackman, mezzo-soprano and Sarah Mesko, mezzo-soprano
2011 Laura Strickling, soprano and Melissa Wimbish, soprano
2010 Aundi Marie Moore, soprano and Jennifer Edwards, soprano
2009 Laura Stuart, soprano Steven Combs, baritone
2008 Brooke Evers, soprano Michael Gallant, tenor
2007 Lisa Eden, soprano Danielle Talamantes, soprano
2006 Randa Rouweyha, soprano Jeffrey Tarr, bass
2005 Sarah Wolfson, soprano Lee Poulis, baritone
2004 Lorriana Markovic, soprano Stacey Mastrian, soprano
2003 Amanda Gosier, soprano Joshua Saxon, baritone

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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