Wednesday Jun 25, 2014 7:00 PM - Sunday Jun 29, 2014 3:00 PM | $15.00 - $20.00
When The Heart Sings - New York Concerts
Il Cuore Canta presents "When The Heart Sings", a storytelling concert that will delight audiences of all ages and musical backgrounds. The eight gifted young singers of our ensemble bring the music of the Baroque masters to new life with sensitivity, playful abandon, and infectious joy. It is an evening of heartfelt music-making. The musical pieces are woven together in a pastiche that tells a story of lovers, villains, magic, adversity, and perhaps a happy ending.
Artistic Director: Deborah Carmichael Pianist, Conductor: Douglas Martin
Il Cuore Canta is a sponsored project of Artspire, a program of the New York Foundation for the Arts. Any contributions of cash, securities, or materials made to the Foundation on behalf of Il Cuore Canta are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law.
Audience Comments: "How joyous! How celebratory! How full of life and passion the singers seemed to be! They all sang from the heart." --- Peter Coulianos, 2012
"You've really created something extraordinary... Thanks for a joyous evening." --- Jim Geist, 2013
The Concert Series will be held in Cold Spring and Manhattan in June 2014 as follows:
The Chapel Restoration 45 Market Street Cold Spring, NY 10516
Sunday, June 15th at 3:00 PM - Open Rehearsal, Free Admission Thursday, June 19th at 7:00 PM - Concert Saturday, June 21st at 3:00 PM - Concert
Abigail Adams Smith Auditorium 417 East 61st Street New York, NY 10065
Wednesday, June 25th at 7:00 PM - Concert Thursday, June 26 at 7:00 PM - Concert, Meet-The-Artists Reception Follows Saturday, June 28 at 7:00 PM - Concert Sunday, June 29th at 3:00 PM - Concert
Il Cuore Canta (The Heart Sings) is an annual workshop and concert series arising out of the Libero Canto Szamosi* approach to teaching singing. The project, now in its third year, is intended for young classical singers who wish for greater freedom of expression, ease of vocal production, and depth of musical experience. A guiding principle of the Szamosi approach is that breathing and giving voice are inborn, primary functions that are governed far below the level of conscious control. The physical and emotional spontaneity of these physiological functions is the necessary foundation for optimal singing. Through releasing excess tension and deepening musical imagination, singing becomes freer, easier, and more genuinely expressive. *Libero Canto Szamosi is the registered trademark of Edvin Szamosi.