Celebración de Musica
The University at Albany Department of Music is pleased to present a concert program entitled Música de España y Latinoamérica (Music of Spain and Latin America) on Friday, October 10, 2003 at 8:00 p.m. in the Recital Hall of the Performing Arts Center. Making her first appearance in Albany as a singer will be UAlbany’s Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and soprano, Joan Wick-Pelletier (right).
Awarded the Amherst Community Opera scholarship, Wick-Pelletier attended Smith College, from which she graduated Magna Cum Laude, with an A.B. in Mathematics and a minor in Music. After receiving her Ph.D. in Mathematics from McGill University, she continued to study voice and to give solo and chamber performances in the Toronto area. Her teachers included Cecile Vallée Jalbert of Montréal, the late Metropolitan opera singer Irene Jessner, and Mary Morrison, of the Opera School of the University of Toronto.
Accompanying Wick-Pelletier and also performing as soloist will be pianist Max Lifchitz (left) who has been on the Music Department faculty at the University at Albany since 1986. Active as pianist and composer, the Mexican-born Lifchitz has appeared as soloist with the Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Clifton Park Chamber Orchestra, México’s National Symphony Orchestra, Perú’s National Symphony Orchestra and the Neuchatel Orchestra in Switzerland.
Special guest for the evening will be Chilean-born pianist Pola Baytelman (right) who currently serves an Artist-in-Residence at Skidmore College. Acclaimed by audiences and critics alike for her superb artistry, Baytelman has performed with orchestras in Albany, Schenectady, Boston, Chicago, New York and San Francisco.
This special concert is part of the conference on Democracy in Latin America Conference: 30 Years after Chile’s 9/11 being sponsored by the Department of Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Tickets for the concert are $7/$5-for students.
The concert is a UAlbany Go2!Event. Students who have registered should be sure to place a Go2! ID cards the special Go2!Events box located in the PAC. For more information on how to register, visit UAlbany Go2!Events.