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Carnegie Hall Preview: Howard Hanson’s Merry Mount

Thursday, April 10, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Saturday, April 12, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre

Michael Christie, guest conductor
Eastman-Rochester Chorus, William Weinert, director
Bach Children's Chorus of Nazareth College, Karla Krogstad
, director

HANSON  Merry Mount (concert performance)

This preview of the RPO’s Carnegie Hall Spring For Music Festival performance—coming up on May 7, 2014—features a concert performance of Howard Hanson’s lyrical opera Merry Mount, commissioned by the Metropolitan Opera and written while he was director of the Eastman School.

Richard Zeller
, baritone, as Wrestling Bradford
Sara Jakubiak
, soprano, as Lady Marigold Sandys
Charles Robert Austin
, bass, as Praise-God Tewke
Christopher Pfund
, tenor, as Sir Gower Lackland
Keith Brown, baritone, as Myles Brodrib
Ashley Hibbard, mezzo-soprano, as Plentiful Tewke
Samuel Krall, baritone, as Sir Thomas Morton
Anthony Webb, tenor, as Jack Prence
Matthew Valverde, tenor, as Jonathan Banks
Joshua Ooms, baritone, as Faint-Not Tinker
Nicholas Kilkenny, bass, as Jewel Scrooby
Migle Zaliukaite, mezzo-soprano, as Bridget Crackston
Trevor Cook, baritone, as First Puritan
David Gleichman, baritone, as Second Puritan
Anna Bekker
, mezzo-soprano, as Desire Annable  
Adam Daughton
, boy soprano, as Peregrine Brodrib
Caitlin Glastonbury, child soprano, as Love Brewster

The 2013–14 Season is presented by 

The RPO’s performances of Merry Mount in Rochester and New York are made possible with support from:
Dr. Jacques & Mrs. Dawn Lipson | Elaine P. & Richard U. Wilson Foundation | Georgia P. Gosnell | G. W. Lisk Company | Cricket & Frank Luellen | High Falls Advisors | Louise Woerner & Don Kollmorgen | Gouvernet Arts Fund | Haskell Rosenberg Memorial Fund for Opera | National Endowment for the Arts | Melvin & Mildred Eggers Family Charitable Foundation | RPO Board & Honorary Board | AAA Western and Central New York | John & Carol Bennett | Bill & Victoria Cherry | Dixon Schwabl | Marie & Charlie Kenton | Elizabeth & Larry Rice | Robin & Michael Weintraub | and other generous donors.

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