Music for Peace: Rachmaninov and Schumann
May 11, 2013
Mana Tokuno, Piano
Emily Jane Taubl, Cello
David Charles Tay, Tenor
Schumann: Papillons, Op. 2 (Piano solo)
Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48
Rachmaninov: Cello Sonata, Op. 19
Tickets $50 to benefit the Massachusetts Peace Action Education Fund, $40 for members of Massachusetts Peace Action, or $10 for students.
The Music for Peace Concert is dedicated to the memory of those we lost and to the pain of those who are suffering in our community after the traumatic attack on the Boston Marathon. You are invited to a reception with artists and Massachusetts Peace Action members after the concert.
Pianist Mana Tokuno has received wide-spread acclaim for her sensitive and insightful interpretations and her brilliant virtuosity. First Prize winner of the prestigious Competition Internationalé, she also received the Leo Sirota Award for Piano Solo Performance at the Corpus Christi International Competition as well as the Special Award for Schubert Interpretation at the International Competition Valsesia Musica in Varallo, Italy. Other prizes include the Dosei-Kai Prize for Distinction in Performance, and the Silver Medal in the Chubu Chopin Competition in Nagoya, Japan.
The young cellist Emily Jane Taubl has attracted attention for her expressive playing and uncommon poise. She has been featured in the New York Times as a musician of great promise, and was called "an outstanding cellist with a bright future" by the Hartford Courant. Having performed throughout the country, she has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Hartford Symphony, Granite State Symphony, Boston Virtuosi, New England String Ensemble, Nashua Chamber Orchestra, and Julliard Pre-College Symphony.
Tenor David Charles Tay began studying classical voice in 2000 in his hometown of Singapore and has since then studied with internationally acclaimed tenor Neil Rosenshein at the Manhattan School of Music, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in 2011. He currently studies with Lorraine Nubar at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where he was awarded the NEC
Merit Award and NEC Scholarship for his Masters degree. David performed the role of Peter Quint in Benjamin Britten's Turn of the Screw in 2013 at the Cutler Majestic Theater. In 2012 he performed the roles of Piquillo in Offenbach's La Périchole and Sam Sharkey in Britten's Paul Bunyan. David is also a lover of Art Song, and performs regularly in recitals in New York, Boston and Singapore.