January 3, 2019
Contact: Randee Ginsberg
The Hudson Valley Singers proudly announce our Winter 2019 Program Carmina Burana by Carl Orff
The Monks Run Amok with Music at once Riotous, Soulful, and Sweet!
Date: Sunday, January 20, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm
Location: Sommer Center for Worship and Performing Arts
171 White Plains Road
Bronxville, NY 10708
The Singers will be joined by:
Chelsea Bonagura, Soprano
David Guzman, Tenor
Robert Garner, Baritone
The Metamorphoses Ensemble
$25 Advance Purchase; $30 General Admission; $25 Seniors/Students
Order online: http://www.hudsonvalleysingers.org/tickets
Order by phone: (914) 914-478-4233
About the Ensemble:
The Hudson Valley Singers, praised by The New York Times as being “the most ambitious” chorus, perform in Manhattan and Westchester. The Singers are a semi-professional choir under the direction of Eugene Sirotkine, who for ten years was the Metropolitan Opera’s Assistant Conductor and Assistant Chorus Master.
The Singers gave a rare 2008 performance of Robert Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri at The New York Society for Ethical Culture. Nielsen’s Hymnus Amoris, presented at Theatre Barrio, and Honegger’s La Danse des Morts, performed at Ethical Culture, are from a repertoire that includes works by Victoria, Rameau, Purcell, Bach, Handel, Mozart, Dvorak, and Kodaly. The group has performed internationally in Costa Rica, Hungary and the Netherlands. In March of 2011, Dvorak’s Stabat Mater was reprised at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam. HVS gave the 2015 world premiere of Cantata for The Children of Terezin by Mary Ann Joyce-Walter under the patronage of the Consulate General of the Czech Republic at the Czech National Building NYC.
About Eugene Sirotkine:
St. Petersburg-born conductor Eugene Sirotkine debuted with the Latvian Philharmonic in 1989. He was assistant conductor and chorus master with The New York Metropolitan Opera from 1999 thru 2008.
The San Francisco Chronicle noted that his “passionate approach to music-making spoke to members of the audience and orchestra” in Mstr. Sirotkine’s direction of Carmen. The Cape Times of South Africa wrote, “Sirotkine demonstrated empathy for the onstage singing, crafting an accompaniment that was pleasingly sensitive and well-balanced.”
Mstr. Sirotkine has conducted orchestras and choruses worldwide including The Hong Kong Philharmonic, Cuyo National University Symphony Orchestra of Argentina, The National Symphony Orchestra of Rio de Janeiro, The Cali Philharmonic of Colombia, and The Cape Philharmonic with Cape Town Opera of South Africa. He led The Kennedy Center Orchestra at Kennedy Center, and The New York Metamorphoses Orchestra in collaboration with The Paul Taylor Dance Company at New York City Center. Mstr. Sirotkine has conducted Bach passions and Handel oratorios, as well as less frequently performed works such as Purcell’s King Arthur, Schumann’s Das Paradies und die Peri, Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle, Nielsen’s Hymnus Amoris, and Honegger’s La Danse Des Morts. In 2011 he reprised Dvorak’s Stabat Mater at Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and in 2015 premiered Cantata for the Children of Terezin by Mary Ann Joyce-Walter, under the patronage of the Czech Consulate General at the Czech National Building in New York. Eugene Sirotkine appears as a concert pianist and in chamber groups throughout New York City.