Schwab Vocal Rising Stars: Bel Canto / Can Belto


Sunday, March 15, 2015
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm


Let four young voices take you on an exploration of Italian song from the lyricism of the Romantic era to the drama of the verismo operatic tradition, paired with songs by Italian-Americans. Songs, arias, and ensemble pieces all by Italian composers including Verdi, Mascagni, Pizzetti, Musto, Corigliano, Argento, Busoni, and Harry Warren (the composer of 42nd Street, born Salvatore Guaragna).

Artistic Director Stephen Blier selects four promising singers for a week-long residency that includes daily coaching, rehearsals, and workshops, culminating in a performance in the Music Room. Assisted by Michael Barrett, Associate Artistic Director of the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS), and developed in conjunction with NYFOS, this program focuses on art song interpretation and has a lasting impact on the growth, development, and professional practices of young artists.

Since its inception in 2009, the Schwab Vocal Rising Stars have received vital funding from the Terrance W. Schwab Endowment Fund for Young Vocal Artists. Created in memory of former Caramoor Trustee Terrance W. Schwab by his family, the fund is designed to nurture and support the artistic development and careers of young vocalists.

2015 Vocal Rising Stars: 

Chelsea Morris, soprano
Julia Dawson, mezzo-soprano
Alec Carlson, tenor
Shea Owens, baritone
Christopher Reynolds, piano


Catalani / In riva al mare (Catalani)
Donizetti / La zingara OR Verdi: La zingara
Verdi / In solitaria stanza
Donaudy / Vaghissima sembianza (Donaudy)
Donizetti / Duet from Linda di Chamounix
Alfano / Non nascondere il segreto
Pizzetti / I pastori
Leoncavallo / Sérénade italienne
Ferruccio Busoni / Wer hat das erste Lied erdacht?
Mario Castelnuovo-Tedesco / Ulai laze yihie li ometz
Refice / Ombra di nube
Argento / Spring
Norman Dello Joio / There is a lady sweet and kind
John Musto / Nude at the Piano
John Musto / Some Last Words
John Corigliano / “As summer brings a wistful breeze,” from Ghosts of Versailles
Harry Warren / I Only Have Eyes for You
Harry Warren / The Girlfriend of the Whirling Dervish

ENCORE: Moon River

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Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
149 Girdle Ridge Road
Katonah, NY
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, March 15, 2015
Times: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

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Presenter: Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts
Presenter Phone: 914.232.1252
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