The Adelphi Orchestra Presents Bohemian Rhapsody

The Adelphi Orchestra Presents Bohemian Rhapsody

The Adelphi Orchestra , now in its 64th season of Music for All, presents "Bohemian Rhapsody" under the baton of Principal Conductor Richard Owen on Friday May 11th at 7:30 PM, River Dell Middle School Auditorium River Edge, NJ

Bohemian Rhapsody features a diverse program presenting the critically acclaimed baritone Andrew Cummings in Mahler's Rückert-Lieder. The program opens with Dvorák's Carnival Overture and dramatically concludes with the beautiful Tchaikovsky: Symphony no 5 in E minor, Op. 64. All Proceeds go to the Young Artist Program.

And remember, when you attend our concerts during Mother's Day weekend every Mom in the audience who has RSVP
will receive a Rose! You can also include your favorite "Mom" in our "Mother's Day Honor Roll" featured on our website and in our May Concert Program. Nathan Meltzer says, "Noting the date of the performance, Nathan wants to thank all the mothers planning to attend, not the least his own,"

Artists

Andrew Cummings

Baritone Andrew Cummings is a compelling artist consistently praised for his rich, flexible baritone and heart-wrenching expressiveness, as well as his stage presence and dramatic intensity. He has been hailed by the Houston Chronicle for his 2013 role debut of Verdi's Macbeth with Opera in the Heights. 2013 also saw Mr. Cummings' South American debut in the role of Kurwenal in Wagner's Tristan und Isolde with the Bogotá Philharmonic Orchestra in Colombia; his Atlanta Opera debut in Puccini's Tosca as Sciarrone; and his reprise of the role of Germont in Puccini's La Traviata for which he first received acclaim in 2008. Andrew also reprised the roles of Scarpia in Puccini's Tosca, and the title role in Verdi's Rigoletto with Central Florida Lyric Opera in 2016.The past year has been a busy and exciting one for Mr. Cummings with several new role debuts, including Lescaut in Puccini's Manon Lescaut, title roles in Mozart's Don Giovanni and Tchaikovsky's Eugene Onegin, and a musical theater / crossover debut of the title role in Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd with the Pittsburgh Festival Opera. His 2016-17 concert season included Orff's Carmina Burana, Handel's Messiah, Beethoven's 9th Symphony, and Ralph Vaughan-Williams' Five Mystical Songs among others. In 2018, Mr. Cummings will revisit Mendelssohn's Elijah.

Richard Owen

Conductor Richard Owen combines a career as a conductor, pianist and organist. Owen is currently principal conductor of the Adelphi Orchestra, music director of Camerata NY Orchestra and St. Jean Baptiste. He was formerly on the conducting staff of the New York Philharmonic (cover conductor) as well as the Deutsche Oper am Rhein. This season, Mr. Owen conducted the Nutcracker with the Donetsk State Ballet and Beethoven's Ninth Symphony with the St. Jean Festival Chorus and Camerata NY. In prior seasons, Mr. Owen conducted the Little Opera Theater of New York, Rioult Dance, The Center for Contemporary Opera and Carmina Burana with the Montreal Symphony, conducting alongside Kent Nagano. Owen has conducted symphony orchestras in Duisburg, Düsseldorf, Rzeszow, Jacksonville, Monterrey, Belgrade as well as the Staatskapelle Weimar, the Europa Symphony, the Silesian Philharmonic, the Baltic Opera and the Pacific Symphony.

About Adelphi Orchestra

The Adelphi Orchestra is a professional, non-profit orchestra performing symphonic, chamber, operatic and dance concerts. For the past 14 years, the Adelphi Orchestra has sponsored a Young Artist Competition and Young Artist Concerts throughout the New Jersey and New York metropolitan area. The Adelphi Orchestra presents concerts with accomplished national and international guest soloists and distinguished conductors. For the past 3 years, the orchestra has been nominated by its peers for the Jersey Arts People's Choice Award in the Favorite Orchestra/Symphony Division. The Adelphi Orchestra is a member of the League of Orchestras and Opera America. It is northern New Jersey's longest continuously performing orchestra and a member of the New Jersey cultural community for 64 years.To learn more about the orchestra and its programs visit www.adelphiorchestra.org




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