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May 13, 2020 8:30 pm

MSM Junior Opera Theater:
Harmony in Solitude

Catherine Malfitano (center) and the MSM Junior Opera Theater ensemble, December 2019.

MSM Junior Opera Theater:

Harmony in Solitude

MAY 13   |   FRI
8:30 PM (EST)

Catherine Malfitano, Video Concept Creator and Director
Chun-Wei Kang, Music Director and Pianist

Join us “Live on Tape” for a very special evening bringing together 18 students of Catherine Malfitano’s Junior Opera Theater Ensemble at Manhattan School of Music, featuring solo performances by each student, recorded from their homes all around the world.

About the Program

In the first half of the program, the artists perform a French song or aria, and in the second half, each sings a composition from their countries of origin, representing each student’s homeland and family heritage.

These songs represent each student’s roots and culture, and range from traditional and art songs, to pop songs and spirituals — with a special closing song performed as an ensemble.

“Voices of Hope”

“We are celebrating the cultural diversity of MSM with this evening of song,” explains Catherine Malfitano. “The performances bring us together, while representing where each student is now.”

“This is a tapestry of songs for everyone, we raise our voices with hope.” she says. “Our mission with this concert is to give comfort and love through singing.”

Catherine Malfitano (in pink) and her Junior Opera students in Greenfield Hall, September 2019.

“This is a tapestry of songs for everyone, and we raise our voices in hope. Our mission with this concert is to give comfort and love through singing.”