“A Viennese Concert” will be presented by Soirée Lyrique, NFP on April 10, 2016 at 3:00 pm at the First Congregational Church in Elgin (256 E. Chicago Street).
Performers will include Soprano Genevieve Thiers, who just performed the role of Praskovia in The Merry Widow at Chicago Lyric Opera, alongside Renee Fleming and Thomas Hampson; soprano Solange Sior (Elgin), Founder and Artistic Director of Soirée Lyrique, NFP; tenor Simon Kyung Lee who just returned from a national tour of Teatro Lirico d’Europa’s productions of La Bohème, Aida, Carmen, Rigoletto, Turandot, Nabucco, and Tosca; baritone Nicholas Provenzale, who recently was a featured soloist with the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra and a winner of the Hawaii Public Radio Art Song Competition.
The audience will be delighted by very popular excerpts from The Merry Widow, Paganini, Die Fledermaus, The Land of the Smiles, The Desert Song, Magic Flute and famous waltzes from the Blue Danube, Wiener Blut and more.
A string quartet from Chamber Music on the Fox, one of Elgin’s newest and world-class arts organizations will join Soirée Lyrique for this performance. Musicians will include Jerry Loughney and Christina Buciu, violins, Bonnie Yeager, viola and Sara Sitzer (Elgin), cello. Soirée Lyrique’s exceptional pianist Dr. Chiayi Lee (Batavia) will complete the cast.
There are no ticket sales for these events. Suggested Donations are $15 – $30 per person/event.
Soirée Lyrique, NFP is a nonprofit 501 (c) (3) organization. Therefore contributions are fully deductible as a charitable contribution for tax purposes.
These series of concerts are made possible by the generous support of Palmer Foundation, The City of Elgin and the Elgin Cultural Arts Commission.