Jan 17 – Spencer Myer, piano & Mario Diaz-Moresco, baritone (2015)

 

Third Sunday Virtual Season of Past Performances

 

View the January virtual concert premiered on 1/17/2021

includes 1:45 pre-concert conversation (newly recorded)

Spencer Myer, piano & Mario Diaz-Moresco, baritone

View on this webpage or on InConcert’s YouTube Channel,

No tickets necessary to watch concert online

Spencer Myer, a former American Pianist Association Fellow, has performed for InConcert on our series MANY times.  In November 2015, he brought his partner, New York-based baritone Mario DiazMoresco and WOWED the audience.  This concert is a recording of that performance.  Expect to be wowed!

Diaz-Moresco’s resonant baritone voice will be complemented by Myer’s masterful work on the piano.

Click here for pdf download of program page including movements

Program:

An die Ferne Geliebte, Op. 98  –  Beethoven

Drie Intermezzi, Op. 117 (solo piano) – Brahms

L’invitation au voyage – Duparc 

La vie antérieure – Duparc

La manoir de Rosemonde – Duparc

Phidylé – Duparc

                                    —- intermission —

Jeux d’eau (The Water) (solo piano) – Ravel 

Sonatine – Ravel

Songs of Travel – Vaughan-Williams 

 

Click here for translations for Beethoven

Click here for translations for Duparc

 

Described as “flawless” by Opera News, Mario Diaz-Moresco studied at the University of Colorado and the University of Southern California and most recently completed the Professional Studies Diploma program at Mannes The New School. He has been a young artist with Chautauqua Opera, Central City Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, a Stern Fellow at SongFest and a Vocal Fellow at the Ravinia Steans Music Institute. Mr. Diaz-Moresco was a finalist in the 2019 Jensen Foundation Vocal Competition.  Outside of being an active recitalist, opera highlights include Guglielmo in Così fan tutte, playing the lead role in Robert Ashley’s Dust, which was named one of the best classical music performances of 2017 by the New York Times, William in The Fall of the House of Usher (Glass), and singing the baritone role in Hydrogen Jukebox at Chautauqua Opera, under maestro Steven Osgood.

Spencer Myer’s career was launched with three important prizes: First Prize in the 2004 UNISA International Piano Competition in South Africa, the 2006 Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship from the American Pianists Association and the Gold Medal from the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition. Myer is a graduate of The Juilliard School, where he studied with Julian Martin. He received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Stony Brook University. A consummate artist, Myer performs all over the world and has performed several times for InConcert Sierra.

“Spencer lights up the concert hall, and any room he enters for that matter, with both his personality and his artistry. He’s become a favorite of our audience, as well as our board and staff!” said Julie Hardin, executive director. “Ravel’s Jeux d’eau that he performs on this program is magical. If you haven’t heard Spencer perform before, you are sure to be a devotee after this concert.”

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