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The Friends of Greenwich Library presents "A Night Out With Friends: A Virtual Musical Celebration of Gratitude."
Join the Friends of Greenwich Library in this special and exciting evening, experiencing classical songs and musical theatre, live and up-close, virtual style, with members of New York City’s On Site Opera. The theme of the evening is gratitude, with an eclectic and inspiring song repertoire in keeping with the season of thanks.
Join On Site Opera’s Eric Einhorn, along with baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco and pianist Spencer Myer for a show-stopping performance, accompanied by insight into each musical piece. An audience Q&A talkback will follow the performance. This exciting program will appeal to musical theatre and classical music novices and aficionados alike.
About the Performers:
- Spencer Myer: Gold Medalist of the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition, Spencer Myer has been a soloist with The Cleveland Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Cape Town and Johannesburg Philharmonics, and Beijing’s China National Symphony Orchestra. In December 2014 he made his second solo recital appearance at London’s Wigmore Hall. An avid chamber musician, he has collaborated with the Jupiter and Pacifica string quartets, the Dorian Wind Quintet, cellists Lynn Harrell and Ralph Kirshbaum, and clarinetist David Shifrin. Spencer Myer is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory, The Juilliard School, and Stony Brook University, and is currently a member of the Piano and Collaborative Piano faculty of Boston’s Longy School of Music of Bard College. Since 2017 he has released four CDs on the Steinway & Sons label — Piano Rags of William Bolcom, and three discs with cellist Brian Thornton, encompassing repertoire of Brahms, Debussy, and Schumann. Spencer Myer is a Steinway Artist.
- Mario Diaz-Moresco: Described as “ﬂawless” by Opera News, baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco is fast becoming one of the most visible interpreters on the Recital and New Music stage. Highlights include recitals with pianist Spencer Myer at the Mendocino Music Festival, the Chamber Music Festival of Saugatuck, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series, the Rocky River Chamber Music Society and with the Brooklyn Art Song Society; Papageno with the Dubuque Symphony Orchestra, singing the Baritone role in Phillip Glass and Allen Ginsberg’s Hydrogen Jukebox with Chautauqua Opera, playing the lead role in Robert Ashley’s Dust, performances at Roulette Intermedium and Issue Project Room, performing the music of Joan La Barbara at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and performances of the music of Alex Wiser. Mr. Diaz-Moresco has been a young artist with Chautauqua Opera, a Stern Fellow at Songfest, and a vocal fellow at the Ravinia Steans Music Institute. He is a student of Diana Soviero.
- Eric Einhorn: Eric Einhorn is the co-founding General & Artistic Director of On-Site Opera, the country’s only opera company dedicated to site-specific productions. His immersive, site-specific productions have performed to sold-out houses and critical acclaim since the company’s founding. Mr. Einhorn has become an industry-recognized leader in site-specific opera, often speaking at conferences and teaching masterclasses. As a stage director, Mr. Einhorn has directed at many of the country’s leading opera houses, including the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Glimmerglass Opera, Pittsburgh Opera, Ft. Worth Opera, Wolf Trap Opera, Florentine Opera, Austin Opera, Utah Opera, and Michigan Opera Theater.
- An die Musik (Franz Schubert)
- I Remember (Stephen Sondheim)
- Zueignung (Richard Strauss)
- A Chloris (Reynaldo Hahn)
- Widmung (Robert Schumann)
- Piano Sonata No. 26, 1st movement (Ludwig van Beethoven)
- The Vagabond (Ralph Vaughan Williams)
- Simple Gifts (Aaron Copland)
- Fur (William Bolcom)
- You’re the Top (Cole Porter)
The Friends of Greenwich Library are generous sponsors of this event.