Senior Voice Recital: Evan Hunt
April 26, 7:30 p.m.
The Saint Michael Trio
May 5, 4 p.m.
From Beethoven to the Blues! The Saint Michael Trio will showcase the eclecticism that has made them a Bay Area sensation in a performance delving deep into the classics but finishing with music written in 2013!
Established in 2007, the Saint Michael Trio is Silicon Valley's update to the chamber music scene. Hailed by the national press, they have vaulted to the front ranks of the music establishment even though the artists (Russell Hancock, Michel Flexer, Daniel Cher) are Silicon Valley techies. In 2011 they were named affiliated artists at Notre Dame de Namur University, where they provide concerts that are informative, engaging, and often funny.
Admission is free, but limited to the first 200 people to register (send email to email@example.com).
Past Performances From This Season
August 31 – September 23
Presented in collaboration with Hillbarn Theatre. Creative team from NDNU includes Lee Foster, stage director (NDNU MFA Capstone Project), Greg Sudmeier, music director (NDNU faculty) and Debra Lambert, associate music/vocal director (NDNU faculty). MFA student Vincent Kang is interning with Hillbarn in Finance and Marketing.
NDNU student performers:
Leslie Ivy (BFA student) as "Sarah"
John Rinaldi (BFA student) as "JP Morgan"
Brienne Jones (BFA student) as Immigrant Ensemble
Laura Woodruff (BFA student) as "Mother" understudy and New Rochelle Ensemble
Marlena Segi (BFA student) as Harlem Ensemble
Erica Richardson (MTC alum) as "Sarah's Friend"
Did you know that Frank Sinatra's first big hit, "I'll Never Smile Again," was written by a woman?
... Or that Walt Disney's favorite composer was a woman?
... Or that the music for the Broadway classic, "Once Upon A Mattress," was written by a woman?
This original musical revue spotlights just a few of the women who were at the top of their field on Broadway, in Hollywood, and in the recording studios during the 20th century.
October 18, 19, 20 at 7:30 p.m., Taube Center (1500 Ralston Avenue, Belmont)
October 27, 28 at 7:30 p.m., Club Fox (2209 Broadway Street, Redwood City)
Debra Lambert and Guests, directors
Daniel Lockert, musicaldirector
Dottie Lester-White, choreographer
Strauss's musical magic in English, with special surprise guests. Presented in collaboration with the Castro Valley Arts Foundation Opera Academy of California.
November 30, December 7, 8 at 7:30 p.m.
December 2, 9 at 2 p.m.
December 1 at 6:30 p.m., Special Gala Fundraiser
December 28, time TBD, Castro Valley Center for the Arts
Yefim Maizel, director
Louise Costigan-Kerns, music director
The Sound of Music
March 1 – 17
NDNU Theatre and Castro Valley Center for the Arts
The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic.
March 1, 2 at 7:30 p.m., March 3 at 2 p.m., NDNU Theatre
March 8, 9, 16 at 7:30 p.m., March 10, 16, 17 at 2 p.m., Castro Valley Center for the Arts
Dianna Shuster, director
Hatem Nadim, music director
Jonathan Mann, assistant music director
Dottie Lester-White, choreographer
April 12 – 14, 19 – 21
Continuing its dedication to exploring, creating and presenting innovative works from a broad swath of musical traditions, the Department of Music and Vocal Arts invites you to explore the unique world of Opera Rocks! Drawing from a four-hundred year tradition of operatic repertoire, and mixing up familiar stories with their contemporary musical theatre counterparts to create a fresh interpretation with an over-arching narrative, Opera Rocks! seeks to entertain and playfully challenge the audience to greater imagination. Come join us! Directed by Louise Costigan-Kerns and Greg Fritsch.
April 12 and 19 at 7:30 p.m., and April 14 and 21 at 2 p.m.