Two talents combine for November performance through InConcert Sierra
InConcert Sierra continues its Third Sunday Series in November with a performance by Mario Diaz-Moresco and Spencer Myer Nov. 15 in Grass Valley.
Diaz-Moresco’s resonant baritone voice will be complemented by Myer’s masterful work on the piano, with a program that features works by Ludwig van Beethoven, Johannes Brahms, Henri Duparc, Maurice Ravel and Ralph Vaughan-Williams.
“It is from the minds and emotions of poets that great musicians have found parallel feelings and expressed them in song. Baritone Mario Diaz-Maresco and pianist Spencer Myer – who is a poet at the keyboard – have combined their amazing talents, and InConcert Sierra is delighted to present them in two exceptional concerts,” said Aileen James, InConcert Sierra board member and pre-concert forum hostess.
Diaz-Moresco is garnering worldwide attention for his versatility and strong stage presence in both Opera and Art Song. At 28 years of age, he is on his way to becoming one of the leading men of opera. Diaz-Moresco is joined by Myer – an American Pianist Association fellow and one of the most beloved pianists at InConcert Sierra.
Diaz-Moresco has appeared with the St. Petersburg Opera Company, the Bronx Opera, Bargemusic, Central City Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival and SongFest. He received his Bachelor of Music at the University of Colorado-Boulder, his Master of Music at USC Thornton School of Music and has been a young artist with Central City Opera, the Glimmerglass Festival, a Stern Fellow with SongFest and in the summer of 2014 sang with the iSING! International Young Artist Festival, performing in Suzhou, Hangzhou and Beijing, China. An active recitalist, his Art Song repertoire includes works by Schumann, Vaughan Williams, Poulenc, Beethoven, Bolcom and Musto.
Myer is noted as one of the most important American artists of his generation, having garnered stellar audience and critical acclaim from around the globe, rapidly establishing a significant and continuously expanding career. Myer includes in his current season returns to the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra and New York City’s Park Avenue Chamber Symphony, as well as debuts with the Duluth Superior Symphony Orchestra, Michigan’s Holland Symphony Orchestra, Ohio’s Springfield Symphony Orchestra and the Boise Philharmonic. His orchestral, recital and chamber music performances have been heard throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia. Myer is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Julian Martin. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University.
The Nov. 15 performance in Grass Valley will feature a pre-concert forum, where James will interview Diaz-Moresco and Myer, giving the audience insight to the musicians and their program.
Tickets to the 2 p.m. concert are $32 for general admission (with a $3 additional fee if purchased online). They are available by phone at 530-273-3990, online at http://www.inconcertsierra.org, or in person at BriarPatch Co-op. Youth 5-17 will be admitted at no charge with the purchase of an adult ticket. Please call 530-273-3990 to reserve youth tickets.
The concert will be at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 12889 Osborne Hill Road, in Grass Valley. For more information about the concert, call 530-273-3990, or visit http://www.inconcertsierra.org
The two will also perform in a private house concert Nov. 14. Tickets for the house concert are $40 for season ticket holders and key level donors and $45 for the general public. For more information about the house concert, including the evening’s program, go to http://www.inconcertsierra.org or call 530-273-3990.
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