We the People, part 3
New Britain Museum: Sunday, October 9 – 3 pm – ADMISSION >>>
Bushnell, Hartford, Seaverns Room: Sunday, October 16 – 3 pm – TICKETS >>>
“Re:stos (Re:mains)” – Culture of Mexico program
Rosa Evangelina Beltrán

Rosa Evangelina Beltrán is a Mexican-American vocalist and poet based in Los Angeles. She has recently performed with CalArts Opera Theater, Pacific Opera Project, Brown Fist Productions, and Santa Monica College Opera Theater. Her opera and operetta credits include Kopernikus (Vivier), The Dream Maker (Haukoos), Die Zauberflöte, Gianni Schicchi, Carmen, Il Campanello, The Pirates of Penzance, and Utopia, Limited. In addition to performing the roles of Xochiquetzal/Monarca in El Circo Anahuac in 2019 and 2020, recent highlights include performing a vocal rendition of The Soldier’s Tale (Stravinksy) with The Ensemble at CalArts and taracatá trabaja (Sarno/Krygier) at MASS MoCA. Raised in Ontario, California, Rosa is an alumna of Opera NEO, OperaWorks, and the LA Valley College and applied for the music program. Currently, Rosa is pursuing an MFA degree in Voice Arts and Creative Writing at CalArts and earned a BA in History and Literature from Harvard. She is a first-generation college graduate and a passionate advocate for arts education and trauma-informed care.

– Cinco Canciones de Ninos (arr. for violin and strings)……Silvestre Revueltas
– Mexican and Mexican American song repertoire, based on the journey of awakening to and connecting with a young woman traveling in her memory to formative experiences of immigration, intergenerational trauma, and liberation.
– Cinco Piezas para Orquestra de Cuerdas…..Alfonso de Elias (1902-1984)

Puccini – Tosca
Trinity-On-Main Arts Center, New Britain: Thursday, November 3 – 7:30 pm – TICKETS >>>
Garde Theater New London, Sunday, November 6 – 4 pm – TICKETS >>>
Bushnell, Belding Theater, Hartford: Friday, November 11 – 7:30 pm – TICKETS >>>
Santo Fragilio Performing Arts Center, Middletown, Saturday, November 19 – 7:30 pm – TICKETS >>>
Opera with the CT Lyric Opera
Floria Tosca – Jurate Svedate, soprano
Floria Tosca (Middletown Performance) – Kristin Sampson
Mario Cavaradossi – Daniel Juarez, tenor
Baron Scarpia – Steven Frederiks, bass
A Sacristan – Stefan Szkafarowsky, bass

Adrian Sylveen, artistic director, conductor

Polish Christmas Concert
Welte Hall, CCSU, New Britain: Sunday, December 11

February 2023 – We the People, part 4
New Britain Museum: Feb. 12, 2023, 3 pm
Bushnell, Hartford, Seaverns Room: Feb. 19, 2023, 3 pm
African American Heritage
Elisabeth Lyra Ross – soprano

Elizabeth Lyra Ross’s international career has included the opera roles of Aida, Tosca, and Madame Butterfly. She made her debut with the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1989, and she was in the New York City Opera production of Porgy and Bess which was nominated for an Emmy Award for the Live from Lincoln Center Series. Ross debuted with the New Britain Chorale as a soprano soloist in Karol Szymanowski’s “Stabat Mater”, followed by her performance in Verdi’s Requiem in 1999. She has also been the featured soprano soloist with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. In July 2014, Elizabeth, who was the first African American female member of The United States Army Band and Chorus, appeared with them as a guest soloist in two concerts, including one on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.

Mozart – Don Giovanni
Trinity-On-Main, New Britain: Friday, May 5
Bushnell Hartford, Belding Theater: Sunday, May 7
Garde Arts Center, New London: Friday, May 19
May 2023 – Opera with the CT Lyric Opera

We the People, part 5
Bushnell, Hartford, Seaverns Room: May 28, 2023, 3 pm
New Britain Museum: June 11, 2023 3 pm
South American Program with Alturas Duo

Scott Hill, guitar and Carlos Boltes, viola & charango
Sending rhythmic vibrations straight to the heart of audience members with their groundbreaking performances, Alturas Duo—the only group of its kind—has been recognized as one of the most entertaining and engaging ensembles performing in the chamber music world today. With its unusual combination of viola, charango, and guitar; Alturas Duo creates spirited and passionate programs that move with ease between the Baroque of Bach, South American melodies and rhythms learned through the oral tradition and newly commissioned repertoire. Their performances oscillate from beautiful and serene to strong and pulsating, taking audiences on a journey to new musical heights and earning Alturas Duo numerous awards from First Prize at the New England International Chamber Music Competition, a CMA/ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, and the 2020 World Folk Vision popular vote award and jury selection for best Latin Music Band.