WP Composers-In-Residence Day
The ensembles will perform music of WP composers and others.
Acclaimed opera singer and former WP voice faculty Stephen Bryant will perform Schubert’s Winterreise accompanied by pianist and WP music faculty Warren Helms.
WP Voice students perform a selection of French-language songs and arias.
WP New Music and Percussion Ensembles
Sons of Mystro is the violin duo of two brothers, Malcolm and Umoja. These brothers use their violins to interpret reggae classics, American pop songs and their own creations accompanied by a DJ & a drummer. They are winners of the Best Emerging Artist under 21 Award at the International Reggae and World Music Awards. Their music is a reflection of their Caribbean roots, American upbringing and classical music training.
“Our protégés, Sons of Mystro are an innovative musical force that is ready to take the world by storm.” -Black Violin
Admission: $10 • WP students admitted free with ID.
Sons of Mystro
Internationally acclaimed bass-baritone Dashon Burton works with WP Voice students in a master class and workshop.
Orpheus in the Underworldby Jacques OffenbachStage Direction by Nathaniel MerchantMusical Direction by Christopher HerbertChoreography by Angel Reed
First Act Teaser
WP Voice presents the classic underground hit first performed in Paris in 1858. This timeless comedy takes the Greek myth of Orpheus and turns it upside down, finishing with the famous can-can!
Admission: $10 General Public • $5 WP students and alumni
Featuring WP Concert Choir, Chamber Choir, and a jazz trio with special guests: Chicago Children's Choir Touring Ensemble, Lincoln Park/DePaul Neighborhood Choir and soloist, Deidra Toran of "Eden Gem" (Baltimore). This concert will highlight the talented Karen Goldfeder and her improvisation work with the WP Voice program throughout the spring semester.
Karen Goldfeder has sung repertoire from Gershwin to Penderecki to Machaud to Joni Mitchell with ensembles ranging from Musica Sacra to The Screaming Headless Torsos to her own band Magpie. Jazz, folk, oratorio, new music, free improvisation, early music, South Indian music, opera, musical theatre, and R&B have all shaped her musical perspective. She works with Bobby McFerrin and his management team to bring Bobby's approach to ensemble singing all over the world, and she serves as the program and curriculum coordinator for the Circlesongs workshop.
Goldfeder has performed, toured, and recorded with New York Virtuoso Singers, Voices of Ascension, New York Treble Singers, the Bard Festival Chorale, and the Gregg Smith Singers (among many others). Her contemporary opera credits include John Adam’s Death of Kinghoffer at Brooklyn Academy of Music and Kurt Weill’s Mahagonny Songspiell at Merkin Hall with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra. Solo appearances include the Monteverdi Vespers of 16010, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass, the Stravinsky Mass, and the Pergolesi Stabat Mater. Her jazz resume includes appearances with Jay Clayton, Julian Priester, Muhal Richard Abrams, and more, as well as performing with her own band at festivals including Vancouver Jazz, Bumbershoot in Seattle, and the Edinburgh Fringe.
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