Thursday, October 17, 2013

October 27th: Wolfson to perform in Florence

The Oct 27, 2013 concert at the Art Trail Gallery will present Sarah Wolfson, soprano in an program of songs by Samuel Barber, Joaquim Turian and Kurt Weill. The one hour program begins at 5pm at the gallery, 185 W Evans St, in downtown Florence and will be followed follow by a reception. Miss Wolfson will be accompanied by Renate Rohlfing, pianist. Ticket are $10 at the door.

Lyric soprano Sarah Wolfson sings with an infectious energy and innate musicality that have earned her praise from The Washington Post for “working magic” and from The New York Times for singing with “luminous sound and impressively focused high notes.” First Prize Winner of the 2007 Concert Artists Guild International Competition, she possesses a remarkable ability to communicate with audiences on recital, orchestral, cabaret and operatic stages.

Ms. Wolfson made two debuts in the 2012-13 season: with Opéra Orchestre National Montpellier where she sings roles in a double bill of operas – the French premiere of Elliott Carter’s What’s Next? and the world premiere of Mathis Nitschke’s Jetzt; and with the National Chorale at Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall for the Chorale’s annual Messiah Sing-In. Recent recital highlights include: an all-Kurt Weill program at Cafè Sabarsky in New York’s Neue Galerie; composer Gilda Lyon’s Rapid Transit, a witty duo with lyrics built around the New York City subway system, with New York Festival of Song series; four performances celebrating music of American composers on the Lunchtime Concert series at Columbia University’s Miller Theatre; and the premiere of a song cycle composed for her by Paul Moravec, Jake Heggie and Jeremy Gill with texts by poet Lucy Miller Murray for Pennsylvania’s Market Square Concerts.

Renate Rohlfing maintains an active performing schedule as a vocal, instrumental and orchestral pianist throughout the US and abroad. Recent highlights include a performance with soprano Anna Netrebko at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater, as well as residencies with the Ravinia Festival's Steans Institute, Marilyn Horne's "The Song Continues" at Carnegie Hall, the Songfest festival in Malibu, CA and various recitals with singers and instrumentalists throughout New York City. As a soloist and chamber musician, she has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Musiekgebouw and Cite Universitaire Internationale de Paris, among others, as well as various cities in Japan on a solo recital tour.

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