Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Women Composers Over Six Centuries: Soprano Willsonia Boyer March 25 in New York City


From a media release:

Willsonia Boyer In Recital
Sunday, March 25  |  6:30pm

Merkin Concert Hall, New York City

Willsonia Boyer, Soprano
Marijo Newman, piano

A Women's History Month concert featuring women composers.

NEW YORK CITY -
B Arts Presenter cordially invites you to hear acclaimed soprano Willsonia Boyer. She will perform a concert of music by women composers whose work spans six centuries.

Tickets available online

WILLSONIA BOYER, soprano, performs both as an opera singer and as a concert artist.

Presented by the Hans and Rosy Epstein Memorial Committee, Ms. Boyer made her New York recital debut at Merkin Concert Hall to critical acclaim. Operatic appearances include engagements with New York City Opera, Bregenz Festspiele, Virginia Opera, The Bronx Opera, and New Jersey Concert Opera and performance venues include Europe and South America, as well as the United States.

Operatic roles include the title role of Aida, Serena in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Helen in Schubert’s The Conspirators, the Countess and Sandrina in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro and La Finta Giardiniera, respectively.  In addition, Ms. Boyer has appeared with the New Jersey Concert Opera in the title role of Tosca and as Helmwige in Die Walküre  in 2006,  in New York City Opera’s premier of Margaret Garner  in 2007 and in Sherry Boone’s and Sean Jeremy Palmer’s Ellen Craft in 2009.

Concert engagements include the inaugural concert of the Harrison Opera House in Norfolk, Virginia, a series of all-Mozart recitals given under the auspices of the Friends of Mozart Society, opera excerpts with the Petersburg (VA) Symphony Orchestra and guest appearances with the Ars Musica Chorale of New Jersey and with the Hodie Ensemble of New York.

An active recitalist, Ms. Boyer has appeared in concert throughout the eastern United States. B. Art Presenter presented Ms. Boyer in a celebratory tribute to Dorothy Maynor at Merkin Concert Hall in 2010 and will again present Ms. Boyer at Merkin Concert Hall in an all-women composer concert on March 25, 2012.

Tickets are $50. Discounts for seniors and groups of six or more $40. Members of women's organizations $30. For tickets and more information call the Merkin Concert Hall Box Office at 212.501.3330 or visit the box office at 129 W. 67th Street.

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