A Little Night Music

Wednesday, July 20, 2016
8:00 pm

M. Steinert & Sons
Natick Mall
1245 Worcester Street
Route 9, Natick MA

Spend a warm summer evening in the cool comfort of M. Steinert & Sons’ Natick Mall Performance Center, as we welcome noted soprano Shari Eve Feldman and pianist Dr. Jean Anderson Collier for an evening of “A Little Night Music.”

Admission to this special event is free, but seating is limited. Please reserve your place by clicking here.

PROGRAM

I.

From Clairières dans le ciel (Lili Boulanger)

  1. Elle est gravement gaie
  2. Deux apcolies

From Venezia (Reynaldo Hahn)

  1. La Barcheta
  2. Che peca!

II.

Four Piano Blues (Aaron Copland)

  1. Freely poetic
  2. Soft and languid
  3. Muted and sensuous
  4. With bounce

III.

From Den morka blomman (Ture Rangstrom)

  1. Avskedet

From Fyra svenska sanger (Op. 16) (Wilhelm Stenhammar)

  1. Fylgia

From The Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson (Aaron Copland)

  1. Heart, we will forget him

Will There Really Be A Morning? (Richard Hundley)

Sweet Suffolk Owl (Richard Hundley)

INTERMISSION

IV.

From 12 Danzas Espanolas (Enrique Granados)

  1. Andaluza
  2. Sardana
  3. Orientale
  4. Romantica

V.

From La rondine (Giacomo Puccini)

“Chi il be sogno di Doretta”

From Candide (Leonard Bernstein)

“Glitter and be gay”

 

ABOUT SHARI EVE FELDMAN

Shari Eve Feldman is simply overjoyed to return to her hometown for this event! An active member of OperaDelaware’s core chorus and the Baltimore Concert Opera chorus, Shari recently performed in productions of L’Elisir d’Amore by Donizetti, Les pêcheurs de perles by Bizet, and Falstaff by Verdi.

Additionally, Shari was a featured artist for the Washington Piano Society’s recital series, was a guest soloist in OperaDelaware’s recital series: Who’s Afraid of Opera? and chorus member in the Delaware Symphony Orchestra’s Classics Series concert: Love and Death.

In April, she sang the role of Papagena in the University of Delaware’s Master Player’s Concert Series’ production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, under the direction of Martin Katz, and in May, collaborated with pianist, Marie-Christine Delbeau, in this year’s New Music Delaware Festival; her fifth year with this program.

She was a 2015 national semifinalists for the National Association of Teachers of Singing Solo Voice Competition and eagerly anticipates collaborating as part of a young artist “MNDuo” team for the 2016 Source Song Festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota, next month.

Shari spends her days as Academic Advisor for current undergraduate and graduate music students at the University of Delaware, while also coordinating all recruitment activities and the scholarship process for prospective students. She maintains a private voice studio through the Community Music School of Delaware.

A proud Blue Hen, Shari earned her both B.A. in Music and M.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of Delaware in 2010 and 2012 respectively.

ABOUT DR. JEAN ANDERSON COLLIER

Dr. Jean Anderson Collier currently coaches opera, diction, and art song at New England Conservatory and is principal opera coach at Boston Conservatory.  She has worked with several regional opera companies including Boston Lyric Opera, Opera Providence, Boston Opera Collaborative, and Longwood Opera in the New England area, and has also served as rehearsal pianist and audition pianist for the Boston Symphony Orchestra.

She has served as assistant conductor and rehearsal pianist for the Harvard-Radcliffe Chorus at Harvard University and as pianist and diction coach for the Back Bay Chorale.  She has served also on the faculty of the Italian summer opera program Flagstaff In Fidenza, sponsored by Northern Arizona University, and at the Fairbanks Summer Arts Festival in Fairbanks, Alaska.

Jean maintains an active performing career in the U.S. and Europe, performing usually with singers in art song recitals.  She holds a D.M.A. from New England Conservatory of Music and an M.M from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, both in collaborative piano.  She studied also at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria, with Hartmut Hoell and Mitsuko Shirai, and was a Tanglewood Fellow.  She lives in Boston with her husband and their dog and cat.

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