A Celebration of American Composers

Virtual Performance

Music Director and Pianist: Luke Housner

February 6–10, 2021

Join us as we kick off the New Year with a recital celebrating American Composers! You’ll enjoy pieces by Copland, Menotti, Barber, Ives, and more. The recital length is approximately one hour.

This is a free virtual recital, and donations are encouraged. 

Airing on AVA’s YouTube Channel on Saturday, February 6, 2021 and will be available until Wednesday, February 10th 11:59 EST.

Click here for the program PDF.

Ticketing: If you are having technical difficulties or are not connected to the internet you can call us directly for assistance, updates and descriptions of the digital experiences we are creating. Our Box Office Director Bill Buddendorf and Administrative Associate Stephen Trygar are eager and available to talk with you. You can call them directly at 215.735.1685, or please email Bill at bbuddendorf@avaopera.org. For non-ticket related questions please contact us at info@avaopera.org.

The Evening’s Program

Selections from Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson by Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Chelsea Laggan, mezzo soprano 
Songs by Charles Ives (1874-1954)
Eric Delagrange, bass 
Five Songs by Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007)
Aubry Ballarò, soprano
Selected Ballads
Titus Muzi, baritone 
Three Songs, op. 45 by Samuel Barber (1910-1981)
Kara Mulder, soprano 
Meet the Artists
Aubry Ballarò ’22
Kara Mulder ’21
Chelsea Laggan ’22
Titus Muzi ’23
Eric Delagrange ’22

Special thanks to The Gray Charitable Trust as our Spring Season Sponsor