Electric Earth Concerts Annual Holiday Gala Fundraiser

Auld Lang Syne Emely Phelps, pianist and JaziminaMacNeil, mezzo-soprano

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Friday, November 23, 2018 11:20AM
Concert: Emely Phelps, pianist and Jazimina MacNeil, mezzo-sopranoDate: Sunday, December 2, 2018Time: 3 pmVenue: Reynolds Hall, 51 Grove Street, Peterborough, NHAdmission: $75 donation per personElectricEarthConcerts.org603-499-6216

Electric Earth Concerts has announced its annual Gala fundraising afternoon is planned for Sunday, Dec. 2. The Gala will celebrate the end of Eclectic Earth Concerts 7th season and look ahead to season 8.

Emely Phelps, pianist, will play an hour-long recital curated for EEC’s audience, with a special appearance by mezzo-soprano Jazimina MacNeil. Holiday snacks and our yearly Prosecco toast will follow.

Praised by the Boston Globe for her “fleet, energetic, and bright-toned” playing, pianist Emely Phelps enjoys a multifaceted career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher. From 2008-2016 she was the pianist of Trio Cleonice, with whom she performed in more than 15 states, toured Europe, and won second prize at the Schoenfeld International String Competition in Harbin, China. Currently based on Long Island, Emely is a DMA Candidate in Piano Performance at Stony Brook University, where she studies with Christina Dahl. Emely has appeared as a soloist with ensembles including the National Symphony Orchestra, the Los Colinas Symphony Orchestra and the Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic and has presented solo recitals across the United States.

Hailed as “clearly a singer to watch” by the New York Times and “fulminant” by the Berliner Morgenpost, Jazimina MacNeil’s recent and upcoming performances include Mahler’s Second Symphony at Carnegie Hall with the New York Youth Symphony, the roles of Anna in Kurt Weill’s The Seven Deadly Sins at the Tanglewood Music Festival, Subdominant in Steven Stucky’s new opera The Classical Style with the Aspen Music Festival, Kate in Britten’s Owen Wingrave, Rinaldo in Handel’s Rinaldo, Siebel in Faust, Carolina in Hans Werner Henze’s Elegy for Young Lovers, Idamente in Idomeneo, and Carmen in Peter Brook’s adaptation of Le Tragedie de Carmen with the Curtis Opera Theater.

The program includes Schubert’s Drei Klavierstüke, D. 948, Scriabin’s Op. 11 Preludes (excerpts) and songs by Kurt Weill, Jerome Kern and Cole Porter.

Admission: $75 per person donation (fully deductible); purchase online at http://electricearthconcerts.org or at the door.