Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Meet the VoxAmaDeus soloists singing Vienna Magic this November

On Friday evening, November 21, beginning at 8:00 p.m. in the Perelman Theater of the Kimmel Center, I will conduct the orchestral and vocal musical artists of VoxAmaDeus' Ama Deus Ensemble in a stunning program of popular works by Ludwig van Beethoven and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. The program is entitled Vienna Magic.

The first half of this most melodic and high-energy concert will feature two famed works by Beethoven—the rousing Coriolan Overture and the melodiously lush and technically challenging Piano Concerto No. 3 in c minor, with yours truly conducting from the keyboard of the legendary Bösendorfer Imperial Grand Piano!

For the second portion of the evening, the artists of the Ama Deus Ensemble will assay overtures, choruses and scenes from three great Mozart operas—Die Zauberflöte (The Magic Flute), Così fan tutte (Thus Do They All), both sung in English, as well as delightful excerpts from his less well-known opera, Idomeneo, re di Creta (Idomeneo, King of Crete), sung in Italian.

Portraying the numerous solo roles during the operatic portion of the evening will be eleven fabulous, professional vocalists drawn from the choral ensemble. Since this will be the first time VoxAmaDeus has done anything like this—and especially so that you can get to know them a little—I’ve invited each to introduce him/herself to the VoxAmaDeus audience with a brief “shout-out.”

I hope that you enjoy learning about the diverse, and highly talented, individuals whom I have the pleasure of leading on November 21. Come and enjoy!  
Valentin Radu