Concert Notes:

Concert at Islington Community Center, April 3, 2005, 3:00 pm

The Parkway Concert Orchestra, Westwood Park and Recreation and Westwood Youth and Family Services will present “A Night at the Opera” on Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. in the sanctuary of the Islington Community Center, 288 Washington Street, Westwood. Music Director and Conductor Lawrence Isaacson has chosen a program of song, fun and frivolity, including Hymn and Triumphal March from Aida, “Phantom of the Opera”, “Oliver” and several pieces featuring local mezzo-soprano, Jacque Wilson.

Jacque Wilson will perform a selection of arias from “The Marriage of Figaro”, “Les Hugenots” and “Faus1”, and songs from “Carousel” and “Show Boat”. She was born in California and received her Master’s degree in Opera Performance in 2001 from The Boston Conservatory, where she studied with Sara Goldstein, Sheri Greenawald and Michael Strauss. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in voice in 1999 from California State University, Northridge. She has appeared as the lead role of Amor in L’Egisto, Little Red in Seymour Barab’s Little Red Riding Hood, Saint Ida in Four Saints in Three Acts, Susanna in the one-act opera A Fatal Song, and Barbarina in Le Nozze di Figaro. She has been a featured soloist with the Metrowest Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus, and Longwood Opera. She also recently premiered composer Armand Qualliotine’s There May Be Windows.

Donation is $10; $8 for seniors and $5 for children under 12 years. Refreshments will be available for purchase at intermission. For ticket reservations, please call 781-762-0288.

The Program:

Aida: Hymn and Triumphal MarchVerdi
Bacchanale (from the Opera “Sampson and Delilah”)Saint-Saens/Isaac
Jacque Wilson, Mezzo-Soprano :
   Non so piu cosa son, cosa faccio, from “Marriage of Figaro”W.A. Mozart
   Nobles seigneurs, salut, from “Les Huguenots”Giacomo Meyerbeer
   Faites-lui mes aveux, from “Faust”Charles-Francois Gounod
On the Steppes of Central AsiaAlexander Borodin/Vernon Leidig
Washington Slept Here - OvertureAllen Feinstein
Phantom of the OperaWebber/Custer
Jacque Wilson, Mezzo-Soprano:
   Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man (Showboat)Jerome Kern/Paul
   You'll Never Walk Alone (Carousel)Richard Rodgers
Sophisticated LadyEllington/Marty Gold
Selections from OliverLionel Bart/Reed

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