St. Michael’s Church partners again with Carnegie Hall for a series of free neighborhood vocal concerts in our Church sanctuary. These are free concerts; no tickets or reservations are necessary. Seating is first-come, first-served, and the Church opens at 2:30 pm.
This year’s concerts will be at 3:00 pm, not 5:00 pm as they were previously, and the dates are:
OCTOBER 20, 2018
A pair of winners of the Music Academy of the West’s prestigious Marilyn Horne Song Competition (2017), soprano Hannah Rose Kidwell and pianist Christina Giuca perform together and show us why they took home top honors. Kidwell has appeared in Chapman University’s productions of Donizetti’s L’elisir d’amore and sung the title role in Puccini’s Suor Angelica. Giuca holds a collaborative piano fellowship at Bard College, and has served on the music staffs of the Houston Ballet, Eastern Music Festival, and SongFest.
MARCH 23, 2019
Mezzo-soprano Siena Licht Miller’s versatile operatic career—she has sung roles by John Adams, Britten, Ravel, Mozart, and Puccini—is coupled with noteworthy performances on concert and recital stages. A 2016 Marilyn Horne Rubin Scholar, she has sung in master classes led by Ms. Horne, Renée Fleming, and Plácido Domingo. She is joined by Cameron Richardson-Eames, an award-winning chamber musician and collaborative pianist who has accompanied master led by such singers as Dame Felicity Lott and Dame Sarah Connolly.
APRIL 6, 2019
Soprano Devony Smith has been praised by The New York Times for her “sensuous” and “strong” voice. A winner of the MIMF Art Song Competition and participant in The Song Continues, she is equally at home on the operatic stage and in the recital hall. Her performances of Susanna in Mozart’s Le nozze di Figaro with The Bronx Opera Company and OperaRox Productions were called “utterly alive, natural, and beautifully sung” by Opera News. She is joined by collaborative pianist Nikolay Verevkin, who has worked with a host of vocal stars, such as Danielle de Niese, Matthew Polenzani, and Michelle DeYoung.