Songs of Needful Love - Daniel Teadt, Baritone
Please join us in the peaceful courtyard of East Liberty Presbyterian Church for a special benefit concert with internationally acclaimed baritone Daniel Teadt and Renaissance City Choir pianist William Larson, along with Renaissance City Choir soloists Nathan Hart, Jeffrey Gross, Alexandra Vansuch, Kate Hammill, and Timothy Kocher-Hillmer.
There is no perfect song. Because there is no perfect way of expressing love to one another. There are only dimensions of love we can offer to each other in hopes we are understood, accepted and loved in return.
Songs Of Needful Love is an offering of imperfect perceptions of love: love from afar, the love of oneself, the love of a new suit, love that is an illusion. They all get at the same story, telling and retelling, turning the idea over and over until what is finally perfect emerges: Love between two people is real and the imperfections are only illusions. Celebrating the exquisite music of Benjamin Britten, Ned Rorem, Mark Blitzstein, Stephen Sondheim, Ricky Ian Gordon and many others is such a pleasure for me. The simple harmony of voice and piano against the ear may fall away, but what remains when these songs are over is what matters most.
I am proud to present this concert to benefit my friends at the Renaissance City Choir. Their expressions of love through music have left so many of us changed for the better, and I hope to be an echo of this.
Internationally acclaimed baritone DANIEL TEADT has performed throughout the United States and Europe in over thirty operatic roles in repertoire spanning more than 400 years. His range of repertoire includes his New York City Opera debut as the title role in Telemann's Orpheus which followed critically acclaimed portrayals of Charlie in Jake Heggie's Three Decembers and the title role in Tobias Picker's Fantastic Mr Fox.
Upcoming seasons include concerts with Resonance Works of Pittsburgh and a debut and world premiere with Philadelphia's Lyric Fest. Notable highlights include Grammy Award winning performances with the London Symphony Orchestra, appearances with Pittsburgh Opera, San Francisco Opera, Aix-en-provence Festival, Arizona Opera, Opera Theatre of St Louis, Anchorage Opera, Ashlawn Opera Festival, Central City Opera among others. A lauded concert singer and recitalist Mr Teadt has also appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Pacific Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Chatham Baroque, Los Angeles Master Chorale, I Pomeriggi Musicali di Milano, Victoria Bach Festival, Het Gelder Orkest, the Orchestras of the San Francisco and Metropolitan Opera as well as recitals with the Ravinia Festival, Pittsburgh Song Collaborative, New York Festival of Song, Music In A Great Space and San Francisco Opera Schwabacher Debut Recitals.
His accolades include the Theodore Uppman prize from the George London Foundation, a Matteus Sullivan Career Grant, top honors from the MacAllister and Palm Beach Opera Awards and the Ganzalus Prize for Singing. Daniel is an Assistant Teaching Professor in Voice at Carnegie Mellon University.
More information about Daniel Teadt at www.danielteadt.com.
In case of rain, the concert will take place in the East Liberty Presbyterian Church Chapel.
East Liberty Presbyterian Church Courtyard (View)
116 South Highland Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15206
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