Made in the USA:
A Celebration of American Music
September 27, 2014 at 2:30pm
The Bronxville Women’s Club
135 Midland Avenue
Bronxville, NY 10708
Join the Town of Eastchester in its celebrations of its 350th birthday with a concert of American Music. Enjoy songs from Colonial and Indian favorites to Spirituals; Art Song to Broadway, and more! This concert takes the listener on a journey through the unique and exquisite history of American vocal music. Join acclaimed soprano, Yolanda F. Johnson, who will be joined by baritone David Orcutt and pianist Michael Esenberg for an afternoon of music that is sure to please!
A reception with light refreshments will follow the concert.
There is no charge for tickets, but seating is limited. Unreserved seating if space allows.
To reserve your tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (914) 793-3515.
RSVP by 9/24/14
Yolanda F. Johnson, lyric soprano, has performed nationally and internationally in musical venues including opera, concert, oratorio and sacred music. Yolanda made her NYC debut as Zerlina in Mozart’s Don Giovanni and has also performed the roles of Anita Hill in Ben Yarmolinsky’s, Clarence and Anita, Noemie in Massenet’s Cendrillon and Millie in Harriet Tubman: When I Crossed that Line to Freedom, by Nkeiru Okoye. 2014 saw the premiere of her original musical compositions, including Shout for Joy, an Easter song cycle for choral ensemble, and will see the premiere of a children’s opera, based upon the classic story of The Lion and the Mouse. Yolanda is thrilled to return to Bronxville, where she has previously performed A Spirituals Experience, and where she previewed her The Four Seasons concert before its premiere in the Inspired Song Concert Series, presented by the Warner Library in Tarrytown in partnership with Arts Westchester.
David H. Orcutt, baritone, a graduate of Ithaca College and the University of Cincinnati, CCM, has sung with many regional opera companies including Opera Carolina, Pittsburgh, Ft. Worth, Central City, Kentucky and Santa Fe. Notable operatic performances included Masetto (Don Giovanni) and Sam (Trouble in Tahiti) with Opera Carolina and Falke (Die Fledermaus) with the National Chorale. A resident of New York City, Mr. Orcutt made his Avery Fisher Hall debut as Brander in Berlioz’s La Damnation de Faust with the Pittsburgh Symphony.
Michael Eisenberg is a National Endowment for the Humanities 2014 summer fellow to Germany for research and performance of the music of J.S. Bach. He has performed throughout Europe, the Americas, Asia, and the Middle East and for the National Public Radio, the BBC, CBC, and HBO. He is the founding artistic director of chamber ensembles Le Nuove Musiche and Ensemble for the Seicento and he holds masters degrees in harpsichord and piano from the Mannes College of Music as a Sylvia Marlowe Fellow and the Ph.D. from the City University of New York. American Academy in Rome and has served on the Columbia University and Fordham University music faculty.