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Taconic Opera is excited to announce that it will open its 20th season with the premiere of a new opera buffa, In bocca al lupo, with libretto and music by the company’s General and Artistic Director, Dan Montez. Loosely translated as the opera equivalent of Break a leg!, it is the highly amusing story of a buffoon trying…Continue
Added by Angela Usobiaga on October 8, 2017 at 10:00am — No Comments
Taconic Opera - now in its 20th season!!! - and past recipient of the Arts Organization of the Year Award in Westchester County, will hold its annual fundraiser Gala on Wednesday, September 13, 2017, at 7:00 pm at the C.V. Rich Mansion, 305 Ridgeway, White Plains, NY. All Gala proceeds support Taconic Opera’s exciting 2017-2018 season of events, which will include the world premiere of an opera “buffa” composed by the company’s own General and Artistic…Continue
Added by Angela Usobiaga on August 30, 2017 at 10:30am — No Comments
Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest mixed voice chorus, is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting 2017-2018 season that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. Singer-friendly auditions will begin on Monday, September 11, 2018, by appointment, from 6:00 – 7:00 pm prior to the first rehearsal. Rehearsals take place on Monday evenings from 7:15 – 9:45 p.m. at the Pleasantville Presbyterian Church, 400…Continue
Added by Angela Usobiaga on August 27, 2017 at 1:00pm — No Comments
COME AND EXPERIENCE WHAT ALL THE CHORAL EXCITEMENT IS ALL ABOUT.
Hudson Chorale, the area’s largest mixed voice chorus, is welcoming new members in all voice parts (SATB) to join them for an exciting 2016-2017 season that will appeal to choral singers of a wide range of musical preferences. This is the Chorale's first full season under the artistic direction of Ira Spaulding who joined Hudson Chorale last fall as Interim Music Director. He was asked to continue as Music Director in…Continue
Added by Angela Usobiaga on August 15, 2016 at 2:30pm — No Comments
Hudson Chorale is pleased to announce the appointment of Conductor Ira Spaulding as its new Interim Music Director. Spaulding will be replacing Music Director Michael Conley, who has accepted a post as Director of Music Ministries at Calvary Presbyterian…Continue
Added by Angela Usobiaga on August 11, 2015 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Taconic Opera will be presenting a fully orchestrated mass in June by the famed composer, Gioacchino Rossini, widely known for his comedic operas like The Barber of Seville and, of course, the universally recognizable overture from his opera William Tell. However, this is not just any Mass: it has a very remarkable historical component that would be of interest to both music historians and women everywhere. The Petite Messe Solennelle…Continue
Added by Angela Usobiaga on May 15, 2012 at 2:00pm — No Comments
For over two centuries, European composers were given preferential treatment over Americans, but that trend has finally turned itself around. Music lovers will be given a rare opportunity to hear America’s first large-scale choral and orchestral work: the Mass in D by the US composer John Knowles Paine. On Saturday, May 5, 2012, at 8:00 pm, Hudson Chorale will be bringing this Civil War-era masterpiece to the Irvington High School Auditorium…Continue
Added by Angela Usobiaga on April 20, 2012 at 12:00pm — No Comments
As Westchester County’s premiere source for opera, Taconic Opera continues to forge ahead when other arts organizations are struggling. When asked how they are navigating these difficult times, General Director, Dan Montez answers, “We make sure all the money goes to the artists, where it belongs. Many of us who administrate the arts have taken the hit so the artists don’t have to.” This philosophy has helped the company continue to grow while others are closing their doors.
Added by Angela Usobiaga on June 14, 2011 at 8:25pm — No Comments
If you’ve always wanted the opportunity to perform in an opera, here it is. This is an open invitation for all voice parts to join Taconic Opera’s chorus for the 2011 fall performances of Verdi's Nabucco! This will be a FULLY STAGED production with full union orchestra and sets/costumes, in Italian with English supertitles above the stage. All lead singers and orchestra members are experienced professionals. Performances will be at the Yorktown Stage in…Continue
Added by Angela Usobiaga on May 1, 2011 at 11:27pm — No Comments