The 90th Season of the Beethoven Society continues with “Opera Afternoon”, Sunday, April 9, 2017, 3 pm: a program of duets and arias, both light and dramatic, in English, Italian, French, and German. The afternoon will include scenes from The Marriage of Figaro, The Pearl Fishers, La Traviata, The Old Maid and the Thief, Don Giovanni, Lakme, La Boheme, Susannah, The Magic Flute, Die Fledermaus, and Tannhauser. Singers performing are: Lawrence Gall (bass), Brian Gilbertie (tenor), Cliff Liberman (baritone), Laura McHugh (soprano), Michael Pistorio (bass), Victoria Schubert (soprano), Gabriella Snyder (mezzo soprano), Kristyn Taylor (soprano), Sarah Vincelett (soprano), Frank Walker (bass), and Tug Yourgrau (bass), with Barbara Morash, Music Director and Accompanist.
The Beethoven Society concerts have been called “a hidden gem” – free concerts featuring Boston-level professional-quality musicians, with free parking and great refreshments!
The performance will be at the Melrose Highlands Congregational Church, 355 Franklin St., Melrose, MA. There is a handicap entrance and ramp available at the back of the church. Free parking is available in church lot on Franklin Street.
The concert is free of charge. Free will donations benefit the Music Awards Fund for high school students. Partial funding is made possible by grants from the Melrose Cultural Council and the Melrose Messina Fund for the Arts. Reception with refreshments follows the concert.
The next concert for the Beethoven Society is Sunday May 21, the Student Music Awards, with auditions, voting, and the presentation of award for future study in the field of music. Please join us!