Opera Concert

Thursday, Aug. 24
Concert featuring singer Jennifer Tung and guests

Opera Concert featuring Jennifer Tung & Guests

Where: Pinegrove Fellowship Church (Glenwood Chapel) in Port Carling | 4060 HWY 118 West
When: 7:30pm         Cost: $25.00

Jennifer Tung currently the vocal department coordinator, vocal coach and faculty of the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Jennifer is one of the most sought after collaborative pianist, teacher and soprano in Ontario. Having received a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance and a Master of Music in Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music from the world renowned Eastman School of Music, Jennifer’s versatility has allowed her career to develop in very unique ways. As a singer, she has collaborated with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, St. Paul’s Festival Orchestra, Rochester Chanber Orchestra, Toronto Sinfonietta, Mississauga Symphony Orchestra to name a few. Passionate fort the art of recital as both a singer and a collaborative pianist, Jennifer has performed recitals across North America and around the world from Toronto, Chicago, Los Angeles, Malibu, Waimea (Hawaii) to Alderburgh and Hong Kong. An advocate of contemporary music, she was appointed as the repetiteur and pianist for the inaugural season of the Tapestry New Opera Studio. She has also worked closely with renowned contemporary composers such as Tom Cipullo, Ricky Ian Gordon, John Harbisonl Jake Heggie, Ben Moore and John Musto. As a vocal coach, Jennifer has served as music director for Toronto’s Summer Opera Lyric Theatre and has directed Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Die Zaubeflote, Le Nozze di Figaro, Verdi’s La Traviata and Offenbach’s La Vie Parisienne and has worked with world renowned collaborative pianists such as Margo Garette, Graham Johnson, Martin Kratz and Roger Vignoles. She has presented master classes in Toronto, Los Angeles, Riverside and Irvine and has severed on faculty in summer programs across North America and in Europe such as Hawaii Performing Arts Festival and Vianden Music Festival in Luxemberg. She is currently the Director of the Intern Program for Songfest@Colburn in Los Angeles.

 

Daniel Cummings

 

Daniel Cummings is the Director of Music at First United Methodist Church and Artistic Director of the Kaemper Music Series in Albuquerque New Mexico. He is also active as a composer, conductor and pianist and is the accompanist for the New Mexico Symphonic Chorus. He recently returned to New Mexico from Southern California where he received his Doctor of Musical Arts from UCLA in Orchestral Conducting in June 2007. He has conducted such luminaries as the world famous Boston Brass, international trumpet virtuoso Jens Lindemann and legendary guitarist Angel Romero. Active in opera and musical theatre, Dr. Cummings has conducted performances of Gianni Schicchi, Midsummer Nights Dream, Die Zauberflote, Suor Angelica, L’Elisir d’Amore and West Side Story. He has worked with Rakefet Hak, Betty Buckley, Len Cariou, Martin Katz and Margo Garrett. He worked as conducting assistant and rehearsal pianist for John Mauceri and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra. His other degrees are a Masters in Choral Conducting from UCLA and a Bachelors degree in Composition from UNM.

 

Jonathan Sandberg

 

Jonathan Sandberg, tenor, is originally from the San Francisco Bay Area native and now is a resident of Buffalo, New York with a B.M. in Vocal Performance from the University of California, Irvine.  In the past, Jonathan has sung with University of California Irvine Opera, Pocket Opera of San Francisco, and Holy Names University Opera.  He has also participated in summer singing programs such as Songfest in Malibu, California ,the Hawaii Performing Arts Festival in Hilo, Hawaii, and Liederfest in Suzhou, China. In February 2010, Jonathan won the Sigma Alpha Iota Singing Competition in Van Nuys, California.  He has also competed in the International Eistedfodd in Llangollen, Wales in July 2008.  Initially trained as a baritone, Jonathan made the switch to tenor in September 2012 and is enjoying the process with his teacher, Jennifer Tung who resides in Toronto.  In addition to his musical pursuits, Jonathan works as a Certified Personal Fitness Trainer.

 

Isabella Lecomte

 

Isabella Lecomte is a 12 year old singer, dancer and actor from Oakville, Ontario. She is receiving classical voice training and musical theatre from Jennifer Tung who teaches at The Royal Conservatory of Music, Toronto. Isabella is a competitive vocalist and is the recipient of several awards and scholarships from Kiwanis Music Festivals. In June 2014 she placed second in the Provincial voice finals held in Peterborough. In July 2014, she will represent Team Canada at the World Championships of Performing Arts in Hollywood, CA.

Her musical theatre roles include Cinderella, Anne Shirley from Anne of Green Gables, Miss Clavel from Madeline, and the orphan Annie.

Isabella’s classical ballet training was undertaken at The Hamilton Academy of Performing Arts, The National Ballet School, and Allegro School of Dance.

When not performing Isabella enjoys arts and crafts, drawing, swimming and spending time with friends.

 
 

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