Monday, May 22, 2017

Kudos To Carolyn Lunt, John Daily and Angel Busch!!!!!



The recital by Carolyn Lunt and company last night was truly outstanding!!!! She has a giant and beautiful voice that comes from that petite body! It was a true joy of a musical event as agreed upon by all in attendance. In addition John Daily blew us all away with his duet with Carolyn, ALL I ASK OF YOU from Phantom. Angel Busch once again surpassed her 14 young years with her back up and featured roles in a number of songs, most notably HALLELUJAH by Leonard Cohen. The addition of Elizabeth on violin was wonderful. She was a beautiful touch. And of course kudos to Mary Matteson who was the collaborative accompanist. If you missed last night, you missed a fabulous evening of entertainment! Plan on joining us next recital! :)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Vocal Opera Coming to Westfield!

BUFFALO STATE UNIVERSITY
VOCAL DEPARTMENT
Under the direction of Dr. Joseph S. Spann
Accompanist Ivan Decenko
Presents an evening of vocal opera, show tunes and standards.
Lake Shore Center for the Arts-May 6th at 7 PM
William "Bill" Ross Recital Hall
49 South Portage Street, Westfield, NY
Featuring the following singers and selections:
Sebben Crudele Antonio Caldara
Emma Balen, Soprano (1670-1736)
Il mio bel foco Benedetto Marcello
Amanda Dailey, Soprano (1686-1739)
A Vuchella Francesco Paolo Tosti
Elliott Michki, Tenor (1846-1916)
Nevicata Ottorino Respighi
Jessica Donovan, Mezzo Soprano (1879-1936)
Crescent Moon Ernest Charles
Kaitlin Field, Soprano (1819-1869)
Clouds Ernest Charles
Abigail Farr, Soprano
Black is the color John Jacob Niles
Elliott Michki, Tenor (1892-1980)
Memories Charles Ives
Ashley Black, Mezzo Soprano (1874-1954)
Chanson d.amour Gabriel Fauré
Amanda Dailey, Soprano (1845-1924)
Nuit d’étoiles Claude Debussy
Jamie Grimm, Soprano (1862-1918)
Soupir Henri Duparc
Jessica Donovan, Mezzo Soprano (1848-1933)
Lied der Mignon, Op 62 #2 Franz Schubert
Abigail Farr, Soprano (1797-1828)
Lied der Mignon, Op 62 #4 Franz Schubert
Kaitlin Field, Soprano
Er und Sie Robert Schumann
Abigail Farr, Soprano
Elliott Michki, Tenor
O Sleep why dost thou leave me Georg Fridrich Händel
from Semele (1685-1759)
Emma Balen, Soprano
Porgi Amor Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
from Le Nozze di Figaro (1756-1791)
Jamie Grimm, Soprano
Will there really be a morning Ricky Ian Gordon
Ashley Black, Mezzo Soprano 1956 -
Loving You Stephen Sondheim
from Passion 1930-
Jessica Donovan, Mezzo Soprano
Love, look away Richard Rogers Oscar Hammerstein II
from Flower Drum Song (1902-1979) (1895-1960)
Jamie Grimm, Soprano