In Her Own Voice: A Celebration of Female Composers
Including works by Clara Schumann, Fanny Mendelssohn, Amy Beach, Nadia Boulanger and Josephine Lang.
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Joining us will be the Nashoba Valley Chorale
under the direction of Anne Watson Born.
First Baptist Church of Worcester
111 Park Avenue, Worcester, MA 01609
Stephanie Kreutz, soprano, received her Master of Music in Vocal Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music (CIM), and her Bachelor of Arts in Music and English from Tufts University. Last summer, Stephanie performed the roles of Mrs. Grose in Turn of the Screw and covered Mimi in La Bohéme as an Emerging Artist with Red River Lyric Opera. Other roles include Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors, Miss Jessel in Turn of the Screw, Mistress of the Novices in Suor Angelica, Angela in Patience, and Gertrud (die Mutter) in Hänsel und Gretel. She has performed in concerts with Opera New Hampshire and Longwood Opera. Stephanie also enjoys teaching and has a voice studio in the Boston area.
Recently hailed in the Opera News review of Ned Rorem’s Our Town, Joshua Rosenblum proclaims, “The full-of-character tenor Stanley Wilson is amusingly put-upon as Simon….” “This is a real gem” states Henry Fogel in Fanfare magazine of Stanley Wilson’s CD, Art Songs of the British Romantics. Opera credits include Mr. Angel in The Impresario, Bardolfo in Falstaff, Tanzmeister in Ariadne auf Naxos, El Rememdado in Carmen, Kaspar in Amahl and the Night Visitors, the Witch in Hansel and Gretel, Tinca in Il Tabarro, Gherardo in Gianni Schicchi, Gastone in La Traviata, Lorenzo in I Capuleti e I Montecchi and Bardolf in Sir John in Love with Odessey Opera. Please visit his website at www.stanleywilsontenor.com to see upcoming engagements and CDs available.
Kristjon Imperio performs extensively as a pianist, organist, and conductor throughout New England. A highly sought after coach and instructor, Imperio has served as chamber ensemble clinician with the QX Summer Chamber Music Institute in Lancaster MA, piano clinician with the Northern New England Music Clinic in Freeport ME, choral clinician with the Atlantic Union Conference of Seventh-day Adventists Music Clinic in Hartford CT, and festival chorus director with Thayer Performing Arts Center in Lancaster MA. As soloist, Imperio has performed piano and harpsichord concerti of Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Grieg, Tchaikovsky, and Brahms with the Atlantic Union College Symphony Orchestra and New England Youth Ensemble. Chamber music being one of his greatest passions, he is also a founding member of the New England Piano Trio and Seele Musicale Chamber Ensemble.
Anne Watson Born is the music director of the 100-voice Nashoba Valley Chorale, based in Littleton, Mass. Ms. Watson Born has been a choral conductor and teacher in the Boston area for many years. She is the Director of Music Ministry at the First Unitarian Universalist Society in Newton and is a credentialed UU music leader. She is the chair of the UUA’s Music Leadership Certification Committee and serves on the board of the Massachusetts chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. Ms. Watson Born holds a BA degree in Music from University of the Pacific in Stockton, California, where she studied conducting with William Dehning. She moved to Boston and obtained a Master’s degree in Choral Conducting from New England Conservatory, where her principal teacher was Lorna Cooke DeVaron. She has also studied conducting with Helmuth Rilling and Murry Sidlin, composition with John Heiss and Andrew Imbrie, and voice with Jeanne Segal and Michael Strauss. She lives in Jamaica Plain with her husband and two obstreperous dogs, and visits her daughter in Brooklyn, NY as often as possible.