'Every Time We Say Goodbye': Love Songs from Beethoven to Cole Porter
Zach Finkelstein, tenor
Dan Anastasio, pianist
Perform selected works by Britten, Berg, Beethoven, Poulenc, Gershwin and Cole Porter
Date and Time: Friday, January 24th, 730pm
Running Time: 1:30 including a 15-minute intermission
Location: All Pilgrim's Christian Church in Capitol Hill
500 Broadway E. Seattle, WA 98102
Profits donated to the Seattle chapter of Free the Children: http://www.freethechildren.com/.
Recently hailed by Anthony Tommasini of the New York Times as a "compelling tenor", American-born Canadian Zach Finkelstein made his New York City Opera debut in April 2013 as Mambre in Rossini's Mosè in Egitto. In the five years since he left his political consulting career, he has performed as a soloist at Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, the Brooklyn Academy of Music and the New York City Center and has premiered new works for tenor and orchestra by Prix de Rome winner Jesse Jones and University of Pittsburgh professor John Liberatore. In the 2012-13 season he also appeared with the Mark Morris Dance Group (MMDG) in Satie's Socrate -"beautifully sung", according to the Washington Post- and performed Beethoven's The Muir in Pittsburgh, Cleveland, Purchase, NY, Princeton and Fairfax, VA. Previous MMDG engagements include productions of Stravinsky's Renard in a concert featuring Yo-Yo Ma and Thomson's Four Saints in Three Acts. Other concert engagements this season included the Mozart Requiem with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, Bach Magnificat and Saint-Saëns' Weihnachtsoratorium with the Toronto Classical Singers, Bach Cantata 60 with Metropolitan Opera conductor Matt Aucoin's 'Encounters Ensemble' in Boston, MA , and the Messiah with both the Ontario Philharmonic and Julian Wachner's Trinity Wall Street in New York at Lincoln Center.
In the 2013-2014 season, Zach will continue touring Socrate and The Muir, as well as Brahms Op. 65 and 52 in London, UK and Seattle, WA with the Mark Morris Dance Group and also sing Damon in their coast-to-coast tour of Acis and Galatea with Nic McGegan and Harry Christophers conducting. Other upcoming engagements include Zach's Chicago debut with Nicholas Kraemer's 'Music of the Baroque'; Arvo Pärt's 'Stabat Mater' and Allegri's 'Miserere' with the Art of Time Ensemble in Toronto; Handel's Messiah with the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony; and Mozart's 'Coronation Mass' and 'Missa Brevis' with Jordan de Souza's Ottawa Choral Society. This summer, Zach sang Sir Phillip Wingrave/Narrator in Banff Opera's production of Owen Wingrave, conducted by Guildhall's Dominic Wheeler, and performed Britten art song as a Britten Pears Young Artist in Aldeburgh, UK under the tutelage of Ian Bostridge and Julius Drake. A Vocal Fellow for two summers at Tanglewood, he was singled out as a "remarkable tenor" for his performances in Knussen's Higglety Pigglety Pop! at the Festival of Contemporary Music.
In the media, Zach has performed opera excerpts on CBC's 'Saturday Afternoon at the Opera' as well as Toronto's Classical 96.3 FM. John Terauds, music critic for the Toronto Star, recently profiled Zach as one of Toronto's "great tenors" on MusicalToronto.org. In their Summer 2013 issue, Opera Canada also profiled Zach as an 'Artist On Stage' and have reviewed him previously as a "lovely light tenor".
Daniel Anastasio, from San Antonio, TX, recently graduated from The Juilliard School with a Master of Music degree in piano performance, under the tutelage of Jerome Lowenthal. He received his Bachelor's degree, magna cum laude, from Cornell University, where he double-majored in Music and Philosophy. At Cornell, he studied piano with Xak Bjerken and chamber music with Miri Yampolsky and violinist Joseph Lin. Throughout his earlier years growing up in San Antonio, Daniel benefited greatly from lessons with Rebecca Wilcox. Currently living in New York City, Daniel is privileged to be studying privately with renowned pianist and pedagogue Ann Schein. Daniel has attended many summer programs and festivals, including Kneisel Hall Chamber Festival, Tanglewood Music Center, Music Academy of the West, Icicle Creek Winter Piano Festival, and Cornell University's Mayfest. Last year he was a finalist in Juilliard's piano concerto competition, and a recipient of the school's Mieczyslaw Munz scholarship. This year, Daniel's time is split between chamber music performances and recordings, recitals, concerto performances, and auditions for a Doctorate of Musical Arts, which he intends to pursue next year. Daniel met Zach Finkelstein at the Tanglewood Music Center in the summer of 2011, and the two became fast friends. This recital will mark their first official collaboration.
All Pilgrims Church (View)
500 Broadway Avenue
Seattle, WA 98102
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