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LINDSEY RAE JOHNSON

Wednesday, August 22

Performing works by Poulenc, R. Strauss, Brahms, Bellini, Donaudy, Heggie, Kander,  Romberg, Paisiello and Tito Mattei.

Praised for her passion, artistry, and commanding stage presence, soprano Lindsey Johnson has performed throughout the United States and Europe. A finalist in several vocal competitions and recipient of numerous music scholarships, Lindsey has participated in master classes with world class musicians, including Craig Terry, Costanza Cuccaro, and Sylvia Greenburg. She has coached with Danielle Orlando, Mary Dibbern, Elvia Puccinelli, Stephen Dubberly, Rebecca Turner, and Jessica Paul.

Lindsey made her soprano debut in 2010 as Sophie in Werther at the University of North Texas.  She has been seen onstage performing the roles of Mimi, Musetta, Lauretta, Morgana (Alcina), Susanna, Gretel, Norina, Adina, Marzelline, Papagena, Laurie Moss, Amy March, Rose Maurrant, Little Red Ridinghood (Into the Woods), Annie Oakley, Emma Carew (Jekyll & Hyde), and Marlene (I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change).

STEPHEN LEWIS

Wednesday, August 29

PROGRAM
Debussy, Images, book 1
    “Reflets dans l’eau”
    “Hommage à Rameau”
Debussy, Etudes
    “pour les agréments”
    “pour les arpèges composés”
Lili Boulanger, Theme et Variations
Ravel, Le Tombeau de Couperin
    Prelude
    Fugue
    Forlane
    Rigaudon
    Menuet
    Toccata

Stephen Lewis (b. 1983) is an independent composer, pianist, and conductor living in Portland, Oregon whose music inhabits the terrain between sound as physical sensation and sound as signifier of culture. Hailed as “delectable,” with a “constantly shifting sonic world [that] proved fascinating and effective,” Stephen’s chamber opera, Noon at Dusk, was premiered at UC San Diego in 2016. In addition, he has been commissioned by or written works for the Delgani String Quartet, Cascadia Composers, the Wellesley Composers Conference, red fish blue fish, UC San Diego’s Palimpsest ensemble, the Diagenesis Duo, Gnarwhallaby, Trio Kobayashi, Aurora Borealis, and a number of individuals. Stephen has performed contemporary and classical music in solo and ensemble concerts at Miller Theater in New York, Severance Hall in Cleveland, the Walt Disney and Zipper Halls in Los Angeles, as well as at smaller venues throughout the United States. Stephen maintains a private studio of piano, composition, and music theory students. An outstanding collaborative pianist, Stephen is in demand as a professional accompanist and vocal coach. Stephen completed the PhD in Composition at UC-San Diego in 2015, where he studied with Rand Steiger. Subsequently, he completed the DMA in Contemporary Piano Performance in 2017, where he studied with Aleck Karis. Stephen is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he majored in piano and composition.

 

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