Christmas on Long Island – Dec. 18, 2010

Sat. 12/18/2010, 7:30 p.m. St Hyacinth Church
319 Cedar Swamp Rd., Glen Head, NY 11545


Sponsored by the Chopin Foundation of NY
Ticket Price: 30$ Children under 12 free
For Tickets Contact: (516) 676 0361 or (718) 389 4836

Concert Program:

Vivaldi – Le quattro stagioni (The Four Seasons)
Concerto No. 1 in E major, Op. 8, RV 269, “La primavera” (Spring)
Concerto No. 2 in G minor, Op. 8, RV 315, “L’estate” (Summer)
Concerto No. 3 in F major, Op. 8, RV 293, “L’autunno” (Autumn)
Concerto No. 4 in F minor, Op. 8, RV 297, “L’inverno” (Winter)
Adrian Sylveen, violin

W. A. Mozart
“L’amerò, sarò costante” from Il re pastore
“Et incarnatus est” from Mass in c-minor K. K.427/417a
Jutare Svedaite, soprano

Polish and English Christmas Carols for Soprano and Orchestra:

Joy to the World
Bracia Patrzcie Jeno
Gdy Się Chrystus Rodzi
Dzisiaj w Betlejem
Jezus Malusieńki
Oj Maluśki Maluśki…
Wśród Nocnej Ciszy
Cicha Noc / Silent Night
Lulajże Jezuniu

Jurate Svedaite – possesssing a vocal artistry and stage presence capable of transfixing audiences with “moments of opera magic,” Lithuanian soprano, Jūratė Švedaitė, has performed throughout Europe and the United States with the Lithuanian National Chamber Orchestra, the European Baroque Festival Opera, Connecticut Lyric Opera, Kaunas Chamber Orchestra, Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra, the Lithuanian National Ensemble “Lietuva,” and Mystic River Chorale, among others. Her previous roles include Violetta in La Traviata, Mimi in La Bohème, Contessa in Le Nozze di Figaro, Donna Anna in Don Giovanni, Tatyana in Eugene Onegin, Nedda in Pagliacci, Micaela in Carmen and the title role in Floyd’s Susanhah. An active perfomer of sacred works and oratorios as well, her credits include Monteverdi’s and Vivaldi’s Magnificats; Bach’s Mass in B minor, Christmas Oratorio and numerous sacred cantatas; Mozart’s Requiem, Exsultate Jubilate, Solemn Vespers and Missa Brevis; Pergolessi’s Stabat Mater, Brahm’s Ein Deutsches Requiem and Faure’s Requiem. Ms. Švedaitė attended the Lithuanian Music Academy where she earned Bachelors and Masters and Degrees in Opera Performance and Vocal Instruction. She now resides in SE Connecticut where she is on the faculty of Connecticut College and Thames Valley Music School.

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