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Classical Thursdays Presents A. Richardson and L. Vutipadadorn

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28 Madison Street

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Join us for our final evening of classical music. This Thursday we will be having a performance by Adam Richardson vocalist and pianist Levi Vutipadadorn. They will be performing pieces that from diverse eras and styles. Take the opportunity to speak with the musicians and enjoy some refreshments following the performance.


Adam Richardson, baritone

Levi Vutipadadorn, piano

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Ombra mai fu George Frideric Handel (1685-1759)

Vaghissima sembianza Stefano Donaudy (1879-1925)

Amorosi miei giorni

Le Charme Ernest Chausson (1855-1899)

Extase Henri Duparc (1848-1933)

L’invitation au voyage

Still wie die Nacht Carl Bohm (1844-1920)

Gebet Hugo Wolf (1860-1903)

Verborgenheit

Der

Gärtner

Heimweh

Morgen Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

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Heavenly Grass Paul Bowles (1910-1999)

Cabin

Three

Will there really be a morning? Ricky Ian Gordon (b. 1956)

A horse with wings

Deep River Moses Hogan (1957-2003)

Give me Jesus

Is there anybody here that loves my Jesus? Undine Smith Moore (1904-1989)

Stand the Storm Timothy Amukele


Bios

Adam Richardson

Baritone Adam Richardson is rapidly gaining acclaims as a multitalented baritone for his powerful operatic, concert and theater performances. Mr. Richardson most recently was seen as Sciarrone in Tosca and Horace Tabor (Family Performance) in The Ballad of Baby Doe both at Central City Opera. His 2016/2017 began with covering and performing the role of Jake in the international tour of Porgy and Bess at the Alte Oper Frankfurt and the Hamburgische Staatsoper. He made a successful European debut in Amsterdam, in the same role, during the 2014/2015 season. He will make his house debut with Opera Philadelphia in their 2017/2018 in Daniel Roumain's world premiere opera 'We Shall Not Be Moved' directed by Tony award winner Bill T. Jones. This opera will be reprised at The Apollo in New York and the Hackney Empire in London.

Highlights from previous seasons include concerts with the Caramoor Festival in 2015 and a successful international concert debut as a soloist in 2014 with the American Spiritual Ensemble. After garnering major attention at the famous La Folle Journée, his energetic performances premiered in popular European venues such as The American Cathedral in Paris, The Royal Dublin Society, and Wexford Opera House. Achieving matching success domestically, Mr. Richardson debuted in Lyric Opera of Virginia’s La Boheme for the 2013/2014 season. Mr. Richardson also covered the role of Amonsaro while serving as a Studio Artist in Opera Santa Barbara’s Aida in 2013. During the 2012 season, Mr. Richardson performed multiple roles at the Cincinnati Opera. He first premiered in a Porgy and Bess Redux as Jake/Porgy, follow by his role as the Wolf in Little Red Riding Hood. Other selected highlights include Betto in Gianni Schicchi, Javelinot in Dialogues des Carmélites with The Juilliard Opera. As an alumnus of well-known summer programs as the Brevard Music Festival, he performed in Susannah, Candide, and La Boheme. In 2010, he attended Opera North where he performed in the Young Artist cast of La Boheme.

No stranger to musical theater, in 2013, he has been hailed by BlueRidgeNow Times as having a “...powerful performance” for his role as Old Deuteronomy and his “...leading role in the finale is one of the highlights of the show” in Flatrock Playhouse’s 2013 production of Cats. He was also an ensemble member of the 2016 Onstage Critics Awards nominated musical Showboat at Westchester Broadway Theater.

He is well recognized and received several awards including the New Mexico District Winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Competition, Encouragement Award from Gerda Lissner Song Competition, Encouragement Award from the Harlem Opera Theatre, Young Talent Award from the Lotte Lenya Competition, second place from the Pittsburgh National Arts and Letters, and a two-time Benjamin Matthews Competition Finalist.

A native of Smithfield, Virginia, Mr. Richardson holds aBachelor of Fine Arts from Carnegie Mellon University and a Master degree from the Juilliard School


Levi Vutipadadorn

Pianist Levi Vutipadadorn is an avid soloist, chamber musician, and music educator based in New York City.

Levi specializes in collaborating with wind players. Highlights include performances with bassoonist Leonard Hindell (NYU Stienhardt Artist Faculty: New York Philharmonic, retired); trombonist Joel Vaisse (Orchestre National de France, former); oboist Matt Sullivan (New York Steinhardt); tubists Tim Northcut (Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music), Derek Fenstermache (New Jersey Symphony Orchestra), Aaron Tindall (University of Miami); and flutist Soo-Kyung Park (Steinhardt Artist Faculty).

An active performer, Levi's most recent solo endeavors include participation in the Wideman International Piano Competition, Seattle International Piano Competition, Phoenix Symphony Guild Concerto Competition (prizewinner), and Music Teachers National Association Competition (prizewinner). His performances have also been broadcast on Phoenix KBAQ classical public radio station.

In addition to maintaining a private teaching studio in Manhattan, Levi is currently piano faculty at Hunterdon Academy of the Arts. Formerly, he was Adjunct Instructor at New York University.

Levi holds degrees from NYU Steinhardt, where he studied under Artist Faculty member Deirdre O’Donohue and Arizona State University, where he studied under Baruch Meir.


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