Salmagundi Art Club of New York


Il Cuore Canta Presents Carnevale Amoroso
Upper Gallery, February 15, 2015

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Il Cuore Canta Presents

Tickets: $20 General / $15 Students, Seniors
Purchase in advance: at links below, by venue date
Or call 1-800-838-3006 or at the door

Carnevale Amoroso a musical celebration of Love masked and unmasked in which myriad possibilities await our hopeful suitors. Come join four gifted singers of our Young Artist Program on a beguiling adventure of passion, betrayal, mystery and anticipation that true love will conquer all. This melange of Baroque and Modern music will delight audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds.

Artistic Directors: Deborah Carmichael and Kinga Cserjési
Pianist, Conductor: Douglas Martin
Staging: Melinda Hall

Angela Dinkelman, Soprano
Valentina Fleer, Soprano
Alexis Rodda, Soprano
Jordan Pitts, Tenor

Deborah Carmichael, Narration
Kinga Cserjési, Narration
Douglas Martin, Piano

Three Concerts held in Manhattan on February 13th, 14th and 15th:

Friday, 2/13 at 7:30PM
Mary Flagler Cary Hall
DiMenna Center for Classical Music
450 W37th Street, New York, NY, 10018
Cross Streets: Closer to Tenth Avenue

Saturday, 2/14 at 7:00PM
Audition Recital Hall
Opera America National Opera Center
330 Seventh Avenue, New York,  NY 10001
Cross Streets: Between 28th and 29th Streets

Sunday, 2/15* at 5:00PM
Upper Gallery
Salmagundi Club
47 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10003
* Meet-the-Artists Reception immediately follows performance
Cross Streets: Between 11th and 12th Streets

Il Cuore Canta (The Heart Sings) is an intensive workshop and concert series for young classical singers who wish to develop greater freedom and ease of vocal production, as well as more spontaneous and genuine musical expression.

The teachers of Il Cuore Canta work with the Libero Canto Szamosi®* approach.  A guiding principle of this approach is that breathing and giving voice are inborn capacities that are governed far below the level of conscious control.  As such, they cannot be commanded to function, but only allowed and encouraged.

The focus of Il Cuore Canta is on vocal and musical freedom. During lessons and rehearsals, the singers have worked on letting go of tension and excess effort, and on deepening their ability to hear and imagine music, all in a spirit of curiosity, experimentation, and play.  The goal is to enable the body to respond with increasing ease to the singer’s musical and expressive impulses, so that singing can be both physically free and emotionally true.  Il Cuore Canta creates an atmosphere in which singers can feel safe to allow their musical feeling and imagination to guide their singing, without the constraint of constantly judging their own voice.  We invite young singers to explore how this process of releasing physical tension and giving up self-conscious control can benefit their singing, both vocally and artistically.

The Szamosi approach takes its vocal and artistic orientation from the great singers of the first decades of the 20th century:  Tito Schipa, Amelita Galli-Curci, Elisabeth Rethberg, and Giuseppe de Luca, to name only a few.  We feel that these singers sang in a way that was extraordinarily free, authentic, and physiologically sound.

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*Libero Canto Szamosi® is the registered trademark of Edvin Szamosi.

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