june, 2019

12jun12:15 pm- 1:00 pmGrant Park Music Festival’s Project Inclusion Vocalists and String Quartet12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural CenterPrograms:Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

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Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concerts

Grant Park Music Festival’s Project Inclusion Vocalists and String Quartet

Vidita Kanniks, soprano
Shaina Martinez, soprano
Thereza Lituma, mezzo-soprano

Sergio Carleo, violin
Chelsea Sharpe, violin
Eva Mondragón. viola
Chava Appiah, cello

Paul Nicolson, piano
Christopher Bell, conductor

Grant Park Music Festival 2019 is exploring a few themes this summer. Music by women composers*, music about conflict in society^, and also focusing on the Year of Chicago Theatre+.

Vocal Ensemble
Because I am Human* (1’) by Dale Trumbore

Now is the Time* (4’) by Cecilia McDowall

A Working Woman* (3’) by Libby Larsen

String Quartet
In Response to the Madness^ (6’) (World Premiere) by
Joel Thompson

Vocal Ensemble
This We Know* (3’) by
Sarah Quartel

A Route to the Sky (from Paper Wings)+ (3’) by Jake Heggie

String Quartet
Death and the Maiden+ 1st Movement (11’) by
Franz Schubert

Vocal Ensemble
In uomini in soldati+ from Così fan tutte (2’) by
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Listen* (4’) by Dale Trumbore

Because I am Human* (1’) by Dale Trumbore

Project Inclusion Vocalists
Soprano Vidita Kanniks has performed with the Cincinnati Bach Ensemble, Coro Volante, and Collegium Cincinnati and was a finalist in the Audrey Rooney Vocal Competition of the Kentucky Bach Choir and a recipient of the Cincinnati Women’s Club Tatum Award. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music and is currently pursuing a Master of Music at McGill University.

Soprano Shaina Martinez has performed with the Lighthouse Opera Company, the Little Patuxent Opera Institute, and Siena Music Festival. She holds awards from Talents of the World Competition, XXI Concorso International de Canto Lirico, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Rocky Mountain Regionals Competition, among others. She will join Florida Grand Opera’s Studio Artist program in the fall. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the University of Maryland and a Master of Music from the Manhattan School of Music.

Mezzo-soprano Thereza Lituma has performed with Lyric Theatre @ Illinois, the Scuola Italia Summer Program and La Nuova Aurora Opera. Thereza has received numerous awards, including the Tomas J. Smith Scholarship, the Mary Mottl Memorial Scholarship, the Sigma Alpha Iota Summer Music Scholarship, and the Mary Payne Performance Award. She currently studies vocal performance and music education at the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign.

Project Inclusion String Quartet
Violinist Sergio Carleo has performed in different venues in South America, North America, and Europe. He debuted as a soloist with the Simon Bolivar Orchestra under the direction of Gustavo Dudamel.  He has been awarded first prize at the Maurice Hasson National Violin Competition and Grand Prix winner of the LISMA Foundation International Music Competition. He recently graduated with a Bachelor of Music from Lynn University. He is currently a Violin Fellow with the New World Symphony.

Violinist Chelsea Sharpe has performed with the Kaleidoscope Chamber Orchestra, the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra, and the Houston Latin American Philharmonic. She is the winner of several competitions, including the Georgia Philharmonic Young Artist Concerto Competition, the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition, and the Ruth Kern Young Artist Concerto Competition. She holds a Bachelor of Music from Rice University and a Master of Music from the University of Southern California. She is currently a Violin Fellow with the New World Symphony.

Violist Eva Mondragón has performed with the Delaware Symphony, Fairfax Symphony, Sioux City Symphony, Richmond Symphony, New World Symphony, Ashland Symphony, Canton Symphony, Symphony in C, Erie Philharmonic, and Opera Circle Cleveland. She holds a Bachelor of Music from the Peabody Conservatory, a Master of Music from the Cleveland Institute of Music, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the University of Maryland – College Park.

Cellist Chava Appiah has performed with the Boston Philharmonic and Firelands Symphony. A Fulbright Award recipient, she holds a Bachelor of Music and a Bachelor of Arts in neuroscience from Oberlin College and a Master of Music from the New England Conservatory of Music. She is currently a Cello Fellow with the New World Symphony.

Time

(Wednesday) 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm CST

Location

Preston Bradley Hall, Chicago Cultural Center

78 E Washington Street, Chicago, IL 60605

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