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Bloomingdale School Of Music TRANSCENDENTAL HEART STRINGS to Feature Cello, Piano & Soprano

Bloomingdale School Of Music TRANSCENDENTAL HEART STRINGS to Feature Cello, Piano & Soprano BLOOMINGDALE SCHOOL OF MUSIC PRESENTS Transcendental Heart Strings a FREE Concert featuring Cellist Margalit Cantor, Soprano Katherine Copland & Pianist Marc Peloquin Friday, June 22, 2018 @ 7 PM New York, New York - Bloomingdale School of Music's Free Faculty Concert Series closes out the season with Transcendental Heart Strings on Friday, June 22nd at 7:00 pm at the school's home site located at 323 West 108th Street. Seating is limited. BSM faculty members Margalit Cantor, Katherine Copland, and Marc Peloquin collaborate on a concert showcasing repertoire written specifically to compliment the duo of cello and voice with piano. Performing the works of great composers from Francesco Paolo Tosti to Andre Previn, the recital will highlight compositions through the ages written for this stunning combination. This promises to be a transcendent program that will surely pull on the heart-strings of its listeners.

Margalit Cantor, Cello Margalit Cantor is a graduate of Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, receiving her Bachelor, Performer Diploma and Masters degrees under the tutelage of Janos Starker, Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi and Emilio Colon. She performs as principal cellist with the Dicapo Opera Theater, and with the Manhattan Chamber Orchestra, Ensemble 212 and Big Apple Baroque, and had the opportunity to perform with the Charleston Symphony. Margalit is on the faculty of Bloomingdale School of Music and the Lucy Moses School. She is a certified Suzuki cello instructor and an avid music educator. She received a cognate in Early Music from Indiana University, studying Baroque cello with Stanley Ritchie and Christine Potter. Playing Baroque cello, Margalit has enjoyed period performance collaborations with the New York Baroque Dance Company, Rachel Barton-Pine and the Chicago Children's Choir, as well as a chamber performance with members of Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra. She has performed five summers with the AIMS Festival opera orchestra in Graz, Austria. In June of 2010, she made her 5-string piccolo cello debut performing one of Charpentier's Masses in Toronto, while attending the Tafelmusik Institute.

Katherine Copland - Lyric Soprano American lyric soprano Katherine Copland was most recently featured as Pallas Athena in The Judgment of Paris by Eccles, with harpsichordist Kenneth Cooper and orchestra, for the Washington Square Music Festival in New York City.

Additionally, Ms. Copland was the soprano soloist in Brahms' German Requiem and Handel's Messiah, as well as Amelia in Simon Boccanegra, Micaela in Carmen and Mrs. Page in Sir John in Love with the EnCanta Collective in Manhattan. In 2009 she performed under the baton of conductor Kynan Johns as Rosalinde in Manhattan School of Music Opera Theatre's production of Die Fledermaus. Other past performances include Female Chorus in Rape of Lucretia, Violetta in La traviata, Micaela in Carmen, 1st Lady in Die Zauberflöte, and Nedda in Pagliacci. With the International Institute of Vocal Arts in Chiari, Italy Ms. Copland performed as Magda in La rondine, Anna in Anna Bolena, Countess in Le nozze di Figaro, and Butterfly in Madama Butterfly. She completed her Bachelor of Music Degree at the University of Washington,and while there sang the roles of Badessa in Suor Angelica, Shepherdess in L'enfant et les sortilèges, as well as Counsel to the Plaintiff in an all-female cast of Gilbert and Sullivan's Trial by Jury. In Urbania, Italy she sang the role of Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with the Italian Operatic Experience under the baton of Louis Salermo. Ms. Copland lives in New York City and is passionately committed to teaching younger generations about singing, and the field of opera.

Marc Peloquin, Piano A New York Times critic recently declared that Marc Peloquin's "energetic approach yielded a performance that was refreshing and alive. Individual lines rang out with remarkable definition and clarity." The pianist, called an "innovative ivory tickler' by Time Out New York, has appeared in a wide range of venues. In New City he has performed at such venues as The Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, Look & Listen Festival, Town Hall, Miller Theater at Columbia University, Merkin Concert Hall, Weill Recital Hall and Bargemusic in New York City. He has also performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C, The Chicago Cultural Center, The Round Top Festival in Texas, The Gardner Museum in Boston and at the San Francisco Conservatory. In Europe he has performed at the American Academy in Rome, the Darmstadt International Festival in Germany and the Cultural Center of Roubaix, France.

In addition to his longstanding piano partnership with Roberto Hidalgo as the Split Second Piano Ensemble, Marc Peloquin also collaborates with the Pulitzer Prize winning American composer/pianist David Del Tredici, performing and recording his music. July 2012 saw the release of Gotham Glory, the first in a series of four recordings Marc is completing on the Naxos label of the complete piano works of the legendary composer. Gramophone's review of the disc stated: "A longtime Del Tredici champion and associate, Peloquin imbues these composer-supervised performances with idiomatic aplomb and a powerful yet flexible technique."

Now in its 53rd year, BSM has served more than 80,000 children and adults through group classes, private instruction, and performance opportunities in classical, jazz, and rock music. Each week, over 650 students of all ages participate in a wide range of music making including early childhood classes, a comprehensive pre-college program, free community concerts, and internet-based music programs. With accessibility central to its mission, more than 20% of Bloomingdale's student body receives financial aid and scholarship assistance annually. For more information on Bloomingdale School of Music's programs and concerts, visit, call the office at 212-663-6021, or email BSM is located in a charming historic landmark brownstone at 323 West 108th Street.

Bloomingdale School of Music is grateful to the following donors: Foundations: Associated Chamber Music Players, Mary Duke Biddle Foundation, Edwin Caplin Foundation, Columbia Community Service, D'Addario Foundation, Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Family Foundation, The Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation, Exploring the Metropolis Con-Edison Composers' Residency Program, The Hearst Foundation, Libby Holman Foundation, The Hyde and Watson Foundation, The New York Community Trust, The Pinkerton Foundation, Morris and Alma Schapiro Fund, Corporations: Colgate-Palmolive Inner-City Education Fund, ConEdison, Public: New York State Council on the Arts with Support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council, New York State Assembly Member Daniel J. O'Donnell, and New York City Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Manhattan Borough President Gale A. Brewer, and many other generous individuals.

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