Thursday, September 1, 2011

Songs for a September Night


A Gala Evening of Songs and Arias at the CRS Barn Studio

Enjoy beautiful music in a beautiful setting, at the CRS Barn Studio's Songs for a September Night on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2011 at 7:30 pm, at the CRS Barn Studio, 2622 North Triphammer Road in Ithaca. Admission is $15 for general admission, $10 for students and seniors; children 12 admitted at no charge.

Songs for a September Night showcases the incredible vocal talent of the Ithaca area. Baritone Steven Stull, sopranos Amanda Demaris, Joanna Manring, Deborah Montgomery-Cove, bass-baritone David Neal and pianist Richard Montgomery - all seen in last season's hit production of Mozart's "The Magic Flute" - are joined by soprano and Ithaca native Rebecca Leistikow and acclaimed pianist Blaise Bryski. Mezzo-soprano Ivy Walz makes her return performance after completing her Doctorate in Voice at Cincinnati Conservatory. This gifted cast of singers performs with opera companies and orchestras throughout the US and internationally and includes faculty members from Ithaca College and SUNY Cortland.

The varied program includes well-known and less familiar arias and ensembles from the operas of Handel, Mozart, Purcell, and Rossini as well as classic musical theatre favorites, and the intimate space allows a rare "up close and personal experience" of the operatic repertoire.

The gardens overlooking Cayuga Lake are available for picnicking before the concert. Or, just arrive a few minutes early and enjoy the sunset (7:15 pm). Following the performance, a gala reception will offer audience members a chance to meet and talk with the artists.