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    Salute to Verdi

    Presented by at NEC's Jordan Hall

    January 24, 2013


    Salute to Verdi

     For her 23rd exercise in honoring composer anniversaries with concerts by NEC faculty, alumni, and guests, Tatyana Dudochkin of the NEC Preparatory School piano faculty offers a salute to Giuseppe Verdi (1813–1901) on his bicentennial.

    WGBH radio announcer Ron Della Chiesa hosts the event.

    From the elephants and tombs of Aïda, to Shakespeare's outscale heroes, to the epic romances of Gilda and Violetta, Verdi's dramas define the parameters of Grand Opera.

    There will be many celebrations of his various facets during this bicentennial year; tonight's survey maps his musical and emotional range, with works both familiar and little-known.


    Tatyana Dudochkin will provide aria accompaniment to two special guests, and two members of the NEC College voice faculty.

    The many Verdi roles with which bass Mikhail Svetlov has been associated in his legendary international career include Banquo and Fillippo (heard tonight) as well as Walter in Luisa Miller, Padre Guardiano in La Forza del Destino, Zaccaria in Nabucco, and Verdi's Requiem. Tonight he sings "Come dal ciel precipita" from Macbeth and "Ella giammai m'amò" from Don Carlos.


    Tenor Adam Klein made his Metropolitan Opera debut as a boy, singing the role of Yniold in Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande. The Verdi roles he has sung range from Radames in Aïda to Alfredo in La Traviata. Tonight he sings "La donna è mobile" from Rigoletto.

    "Ma se m'è forza perderti" from Un Ballo in Maschera
    Bradley Williams, tenor

    "Di Provenza il mar, il suol" from La Traviata
    Michael Meraw, baritone

    "Dio, che nell' alma infondere" from Don Carlos
    Williams and Meraw


    Steven Karidoyanes will conduct the NEC Youth Symphony in orchestral music from Verdi operas, as well as accompanying choral passages and vocal solos.

    “Ballabile” ballet music from Otello
    Overture from Nabucco

    Act One finale: “È strano … Sempre libera” from La Traviata with Yelena Dudochkin, soprano, and Bradley Williams

    with NEC Youth Chorale, Jonathan Richter, conductor:
    “Libiamo...” from La Traviata with Dudochkin and Williams
    “Va pensiero” (Hebrew Slaves' Chorus) from Nabucco

    "Requiem aeternam" from Requiem
    NEC Youth Chorale with Rebecca Wright '13, soprano

    Overture from La Forza del Destino
    NEC Brass Ensemble, Eli Epstein, conductor

    Chamber Music

    Triumphal March from Aïda
    NEC Preparatory School Scholarship Brass Quintet

    Allegro from String Quartet
    Irina Muresanu, violin
    Joo-Mee Lee, violin
    Mark Berger, viola
    Sam Ou, cello

    NEC's Jordan Hall

    30 Gainsborough Street
    Boston, MA 02115

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    Phone: 6175851148

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