Career Workshop with Ashley Renée Watkins
Oct
22
5:00 PM17:00

Career Workshop with Ashley Renée Watkins

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ASHLEY RENÉE WATKINS is an accomplished performing artist and teaching artist, currently a part of the prestigious faculty for Lincoln Center Education and the 92nd Street Y Center for Education Outreach. Ashley Renée is a classically trained vocalist who has often ventured into other styles of music but is taking it to the next level with the release of her debut R&B single "Red Wine".

The New Orleans native has been based in New York City since 2014 – the year she appeared on NBC’s America’s Got Talent live at Radio City Music Hall with her opera and multi-genre duo ACTE II. The duo has been making their own way creating exciting concerts for audiences around the U.S. and internationally. They took their show Music Our Way on tour in 2017 thrilling their crowds with opera, jazz, broadway and gospel tunes. Ashley Renée has always been in love with these styles and is adding R&B to her vocal arsenal.

Past credits include performing as a guest of the Brooklyn Nets at the Atlantic Barclay’s Center of Brooklyn, NY, appearing with the American Spiritual Ensemble at the formerly named Avery Fisher Hall of Lincoln Center, being presented in concert at the National Christmas Tree of Washington D.C., and the Apollo Theater of Syros Greece.

Ashley Renée has glistened in roles such as Bloody Mary in South Pacific, Lady Thiang in The King and I, Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus, La Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro, Mimì in La Bohème, the Foreign Princess in Rusalka and Donna Anna in Don Giovanni.  She attended Dillard University in her hometown of New Orleans and completed her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in voice and opera studies at the University of Oklahoma.

 

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Spring Choral Concert
May
1
7:30 PM19:30

Spring Choral Concert

 The WP Chamber Choir. Photo, David Kerzner.

The WP Chamber Choir. Photo, David Kerzner.

The WP Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, Women’s Chorus, and Men’s Chorus performs the music of Brahms and Schubert, in addition to contemporary choral literature. WP alumna and horn player Erika Arango performs as guest artist on this concert.

Shea Auditorium

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Apr
14
8:00 PM20:00

WP Opera presents Dido and Aeneas

WP Opera presents Henry Purcell's timeless masterpiece about love and war.

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CAST (in order of appearance)

Belinda: Brinley Edwards
Dido: Lisa Bremer
Second Woman: Paige Inglese
Aeneas: Joshua Martinez
Sorceress: Alyssa Warner
First Witch: Brianna Orfan
Second Witch: Dina O'Reilly
Spirit: Loki Deangelis
Sailor: Matthew Moretta 

Ensemble
Cardarious Bonner, Loki Deangelis, Africa Gray, Joseph Greey, Christopher Lewis, Matthew Moretta, Georgina Reid, Alyssa Robbins, Crystal Sotiropoulos

Conductor: Lois Buesser
Director: Christopher Herbert
Assistant Director and Choreographer: Daniel Lopez

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Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

WP Opera presents Dido and Aeneas

WP Opera presents Henry Purcell's timeless masterpiece about love and war.

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CAST (in order of appearance)

Belinda: Brinley Edwards
Dido: Lisa Bremer
Second Woman: Paige Inglese
Aeneas: Joshua Martinez
Sorceress: Alyssa Warner
First Witch: Brianna Orfan
Second Witch: Dina O'Reilly
Spirit: Loki Deangelis
Sailor: Matthew Moretta 

Ensemble
Cardarious Bonner, Loki Deangelis, Africa Gray, Joseph Greey, Christopher Lewis, Matthew Moretta, Georgina Reid, Alyssa Robbins, Crystal Sotiropoulos

Conductor: Lois Buesser
Director: Christopher Herbert
Assistant Director and Choreographer: Daniel Lopez

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Jan
29
11:00 AM11:00

WP Chamber Choir Master Class with Ron-Dirk Entleutner

irector of künstlerische Leitung des Landesjugendchores Sachsen in Leipzig, Germany

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Deeply rooted in the musical tradition of his home town, Ron-Dirk Entleutner, former member and prefect of the St. Thomas Boys Choir, is regarded as one of the most interesting and influential conductors in Leipzig. 

During his studies at the musical conservatory "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdi" in Leipzig, he founded the ensemble "amici musicae", choir and orchestra, with which he has performed successfully in Germany and abroad to this day.

His musical work is influenced by two emphases, the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and rarely performed choral symphonic music. Since 2000, he has directed the Youth Symphonic Orchestra Leipzig (Das Jugendsinfonieorchester), several times federal prizewinner, with great success at the Johann Sebastian Bach Music School of Leipzig (Musik Schule Leipzig Johann Sebastian Bach).

Ron-Dirk Entleutner has focused his attention particularly on training and promoting young musicians. He was appointed as musical director at Koblenz University in 2007 and as director of the National Youth Choir of Saxony in 2015.

Shea Recital Hall (Shea 101)

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Jan
28
6:00 PM18:00

WP Chamber Choir Master Class with Ron-Dirk Entleutner

Director of künstlerische Leitung des Landesjugendchores Sachsen in Leipzig, Germany

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Deeply rooted in the musical tradition of his home town, Ron-Dirk Entleutner, former member and prefect of the St. Thomas Boys Choir, is regarded as one of the most interesting and influential conductors in Leipzig. 

During his studies at the musical conservatory "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdi" in Leipzig, he founded the ensemble "amici musicae", choir and orchestra, with which he has performed successfully in Germany and abroad to this day.

His musical work is influenced by two emphases, the works of Johann Sebastian Bach and rarely performed choral symphonic music. Since 2000, he has directed the Youth Symphonic Orchestra Leipzig (Das Jugendsinfonieorchester), several times federal prizewinner, with great success at the Johann Sebastian Bach Music School of Leipzig (Musik Schule Leipzig Johann Sebastian Bach).

Ron-Dirk Entleutner has focused his attention particularly on training and promoting young musicians. He was appointed as musical director at Koblenz University in 2007 and as director of the National Youth Choir of Saxony in 2015.

Shea Recital Hall (Shea 101)

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