Acclaimed Music Faculty Ensemble Offers Evening of Chamber Music with Voice
ALBANY (January 14, 2016) — The Saint Rose Camerata, the College’s acclaimed faculty chamber ensemble, continues its 13th year with its annual concert of works for instrument and voice by English, German, Italian and French composers from the baroque era through the 20th century.
The concert will take place Saturday, February 13, at 7:30 p.m. on the D’Arcy-Brady Stage in the Kathleen McManus Pictotte Recital Hall, Massry Center for the Arts, 1002 Madison Ave., Albany, New York. Admission is free and open to the public.
Program will include Le Rossignol for soprano, flute and piano by Léo Delibes; Cantata 82 Ich Habe Genug by Johann Sebastian Bach; “Bel Raggio Lusinghier” from Semiramide by Giaochino Rossini; and Arias (“Che gelida Manina,” “Si, mi chiamano Mimi” and “O soave fanciulla”) from La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini.
The concert features Saint Rose faculty Susan Harwood, soprano; Margaret Lampasi, soprano; Lucille Beer, mezzo soprano; Leroy Bynum, tenor; Woodrow Bynum, baritone; Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough, flute; Sherwood Wise, oboe; Amanda Brin, violin; Jessica Belflower, violin; Matthew Johnson, viola; Jonathan Brin, cello; and guest artist Dan Foster, piano and harpsichord.
The February 13 performance marks soprano Lampasi’s debut with the Camerata. Lampasi has been an opera and oratorio soloist with many orchestras in the Northeast, including the Great Woods Festival Orchestra, the Brockton Symphony Orchestra, the New Bedford Symphony and the Ocean State Chamber Orchestra.
Directed by Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough, the Saint Rose Camerata is the College’s resident faculty ensemble. Each year since its founding in 2003, the Camerata has presented a series of concerts with diverse programming. Members of the ensemble perform recognized masterpieces, unfamiliar works and new compositions. The varied programs, often based on creative themes, are presented in mixed ensembles of strings, winds, voice and keyboard.
Opened in 2008, the critically acclaimed Massry Center for the Arts features the 400-seat Kathleen McManus Picotte Recital Hall, Esther Massry Gallery, choral and instrument rehearsal rooms, teaching studios, piano labs and classrooms. Past performing artists have included B.B. King, Chick Corea, Dave Brubeck, Toad the Wet Sprocket, Doc Severinson, Ramsey Lewis, Maceo Parker, Mary Lambert, Tim Reynolds, Stefon Harris, John Pizzarelli, the Boston Symphony Orchestra Strings, Yuja Wang, Paula Cole and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The 46,000 square-foot gem is certified LEED Gold, ranking it among the Capital Region’s most energy-efficient and Earth-friendly buildings.
For more information about the Saint Rose Camerata, contact Yvonne Chavez Hansbrough at 518-454-5193 or firstname.lastname@example.org.