War and Peace
Saturday, November 11, 2017
War and Peace, Soldiers and their Loved Ones, Life and Death
Saturday, November 11, 2017 2 PM
At home of Anne Coombs 425 South Plymouth Blvd, Los Angeles
A program of music and poetry to commemorate Veterans Day, featuring songs, arias and duets by Bizet, Duparc, Poulenc, Handel, Mahler, Eisler, Weill, Ives and Chapman.
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Danielle Segen, Mezzo-Soprano
Based out of Los Angeles, mezzo-soprano Danielle Segen has performed locally and abroad, recently traveling to Armenia with UCLA VEM Quartet for a series of concerts in the capital. Recent performances on the opera stage include Prince Charming in Massenet's Cendrillon, Carmen in The Tragedy of Carmen, Dorabella in Cosi fan Tutte, the title role in William Bolcom's Lucrezia, and Cherubino in Saverrio Mercadante's I due Figaro. She holds a Master of Music degree from UCLA in Vocal Performance and a Bachelor of Music degree from Western Washington University.
Thomas Segen, Tenor
Currently based in Los Angeles, CA, tenor Thomas Segen's recently performed roles include Ferrando in Mozart's Così fan tutte and Don José in The Tragedy of Carmen by Georges Bizet, Peter Brook, Marius Constant, and Jean-Claude Carrière - both at UCLA - and his Seattle Opera debut as Tancredi/Tirsi in The Combat. He was also first prize winner in the 2016 Walter Jurmann Voice Competition. During the past year he has stayed active on the concert stage, performing and recording Ian Krouse' Villancicos II - for the first time as the composer originally intended, for the tenor voice - giving multiple performances of Britten's Serenade for Tenor and Horn, and most recently performing selections from Winterreise at Disney Hall. He holds a Masters of Music in Vocal Performance from UCLA and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from the University of Washington.
Victoria Kirsch, Piano
Pianist Victoria Kirsch lives to collaborate. Praised for her innovative programming and strong musical presence, she is committed to stretching the definition of traditional concert presentation. Joined by her fellow "stage animals" — singers, instrumentalists, actors and dancers — she explores a variety of themes through live performance. As music director/curator/pianist for these programs, she juxtaposes historical and contemporary musical works, spoken texts and related visual selections in unusual ways, encouraging audiences to discover the often surprising connections among different art forms. Her witty, insightful commentary enhances the exciting collaborative performances that make up these musical-theatrical events.
Member $35 (or Voucher) Non-Member $45 Student $10