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Baroque Pleasures II: House Concert & Cocktails for Echo et Narcisse

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Coulson Residence

169 State Street

Brooklyn, NY 11201

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Please join us for an evening of Baroque music on Sunday, April 2nd to support the the Brooklyn Music School's Summer Vocal Arts program. Come enjoy wine, conversation, and music in an intimate, house concert setting. This is how Baroque music was meant to be enjoyed, in an atmosphere of lively ideas, new friendships, and up close artistry.

The evening will include a sampling of pleasurable instrumental and vocal selections from the Baroque period, as well as performances from a few of BMS's most talented young vocal artists, and we will be joined by a special guest, Anthony Laciura, who appeared on the stage of the Metropolitan Opera over 800 times as a tenor, and more recently has won praise for his role as Eddie Kessler in Martin Scorsese's Boardwalk Empire.

The music will be introduced by the Chair of BMS Vocal Department, Lina Tetriani, who will also perform.

The Summer Vocal Arts Program, now in its fitfh year, provides young and emerging vocal artists with rigorous conservatory-level training in operatic singing, acting, vocal technique, diction, and stage presence. In 2017, SVA did a full production of Henry Purcell's Dido & Aeneas, and for 2017 they have planned an updated interpretation of the rarely produced Baroque gem, C.W. Gluck's Echo et Narcisse.

Contributions will help support the production of the chamber opera, as well as provide scholarships for deserving students who would not otherwise be able to participate in the program.

Opera has a long tradition at Brooklyn Music School, dating back to the Little Theater Opera Company in the 1920s. BMS is working to expand the opportunities for young and emerging opera singers, with future Fall and Spring programs planned through our Brooklyn Opera Works (BOW) program that will include the production of original new works and opera performance in non-traditional spaces and under-served audiences in situ.

Learn more about BOW at https://www.brooklynmusicschool.org/brooklyn-opera-works-opera-training-program-school

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