Athena Music Foundation presents Joanna Mongiardo and Rachelle Jonck in Recital
Please join us for the inaugural performance of the Athena Music Foundation Recital and Chamber Music Series featuring international soprano Joanna Mongiardo ("a triumph" - Opera News) and eminent pianist Rachelle Jonck in an afternoon of songs by Clara Schumann, Mozart, Rossini, and the New York premiere of Scott Wheeler's song cycle Three Night Songs.
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2017 at 1PM
The National Opera Center - Opera America
Marc A. Scorca Hall
330 Seventh Avenue, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Suggested donation $25 adults and $15 students
For more information: www.athenamusicfoundation.org
American soprano Joanna Mongiardo is recognized for her effortless coloratura and spellbinding charisma on stage, and is in high demand for both operatic and symphonic repertoire internationally. This season, she makes her New York City Opera debut in Resphigi's La campagna sommersa, returns to Boston Midsummer Opera as Adina in The Elixir of Love, and sings soprano solos in Exultate, jubilate and Requiem with the Commonwealth Chorale.
Balancing her love for opera and song literature, pianist Rachelle Jonck maintains a busy vocal coaching studio and enjoys guest teaching, recital collaborations and conducting engagements. This season she conducts Rossini's Petite messe solennelle at the Caramoor Festival, debuts at Baltimore Concert Opera and Opera Delaware, and is a guest coach with the University of Missouri-Kansas City, the University of Missouri, and Palm Beach Opera's Benenson Young Artist Program.
Athena Music Foundation is committed to inspire and enlighten diverse audiences through dynamic performances and educational programs that highlight the power and beauty of classical music. In the last few seasons, Athena Music Foundation has greatly expanded its artistic scope to include a recital and chamber music series featuring world-class singers and instrumentalists, and a global touring troupe, The Athenians, who recently appeared in Macau and Beijing, China. Athena Music Foundation is dedicated to its educational programs, which include opportunities for students to work closely with our exceptional teaching artists in intensive workshops, master classes, and emerging artist performances.