Music for All Seasons at Peterloon on February 11 at 2 pm

Shareese ArnoldMusic for All Seasons at Peterloon on February 11 at 2 pm

First of all, Happy New Year to each and every one of you!

Our first Music for All Seasons at Peterloon concert of 2018 is fast approaching, and we want to make sure you won’t miss the music being sung and played by a superb group of artists in the welcoming and intimate environment of Cincinnati’s historic Peterloon Estate. All revenues from ticket sales are donated to the Scholarship Fund of the College-Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati.

Many of you might remember Shareese Arnold, whose impressive soprano voice will perfectly suit the Six Romances, opus 38 of Sergei Rachmaninoff that she will sing in the first half of our February 11, 2 pm program. Shareese returns to share her talent with our Cincinnati audience after successful appearances with Cincinnati Song Initiative and the Wagner Society of Cincinnati, co-presenter of our concert, to sing the music of the 20th century Russian master and a group of arias by Richard Wagner: Senta’s dranatic Ballad from Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), Elsa’s poignant Einsam in trüben Tagen from Lohengrin, and Elisabeth’s joyous greeting to music, Dich, teure Halle from Tannhäuser

Accompanying Shareese Arnold is pianist Christine Seal, a valuable artist who has appeared with us in the past. Christine will pace three large-scale piano works of Franz Liszt inspired by the music of Wagner: the Spinning Song from Der Fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman), the Song to the Evening Star from Tannhäuser and the Entrance of the Gods to Valhalla from Das Rheingold.

Also in our program, and making her first appearance with us is the extraordinary cellist, Amy Gillingham, who will solo Fredric Chopin’s rarely heard Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 65, one of the few works of the Polish Romantic composer written for an instrument other than the piano.

Kimberly Daniel de Acha joins our other artists to add her narrating skills to two melodramas, a type of musical composition for speaking voice and piano popular in the 19th century: Farewell to the World by Franz Schubert, and The Castle by the Sea, by Richard Strauss.

The estimable Polish-American visual artist Anna Van Matre will exhibit a group of her works in the rooms of the Peterloon mansion, a new feature that will accompany and enhance this and our upcoming concerts with the work of Ohio/Kentucky artists.

An informal get-together with the artists, over tea, coffee and pastries will follow the concert.

WHAT and WHERE: Music for All Seasons at Peterloon on February 11 at 2 pm at Peterloon Estate at 8605 Hopewell Road, in the Village of Indian Hill. RESERVATIONS: musicseasons@zoomtown.com / TICKETS: $35; FLEXIBLE 4-TICKET PASSES: $120 INFORMATION: http://www.musicseasonscincinnati.com; http://www.RafaelMusicNotes.com ; http://www.facebook.com/groups/musicforallseasonscincinnati

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