"... Ars Lyrica wants to show you the Baroque warhorse in a fresh light."
- Steven Brown, Arts+Culture Texas
P R O G R A M :
Vivaldi, Op. 8/2 "Summer"
C. P. E. Bach: Symphony in E-flat Major, Wq 179
W. F. Bach: Harpsichord Concerto in D Major, F41
Mozart "Exsultate, jubilate"
Friday, June 3 at 7:30pm
Zilkha Hall / Hobby Center For The Performing Arts
Ars Lyrica’s 2015/16 Season comes to a close with a program celebrating the warm and sometimes unpredictable winds of summer. Virtuosic flights of fancy abound on this program, which features Vivaldi’s Summer, W. F. Bach’s Harpsichord Concerto in D Major, W. A. Mozart’s Exsultate, Jubilate, and three outstanding soloists.
About the Artists:
Dominique McCormick is a lyric soprano from Long Island, New York. She obtained her Bachelors degree in Vocal Performance from the Eastman School of Music, followed by a Masters of Arts in Voice from CUNY Queens College Aaron Copland School of Music. After obtaining her Masters, she furthered her studies in France where she received a post Masters diploma in Musical Analysis and a Performers Certificate in Voice from the Conservatoire National de Région Boulogne- Billancourt. Dominique has performed in the United States, France, Belgium and Switzerland. Roles in opera and operetta include Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors by Menotti in Paris, France, Gretel in Hansel and Gretel by Humperdinck, at Theo Theatre in Paris, France ; Laetitia in The Old Maid and the Thief by Gian Carlo Menotti, Paris France ; Susanna in Le Nozze di Figaro, Mozart, Vendome, France; Sola Myrrhis, in Coup de Roulis by Messager with Studio Theatre d’Asnieres ; Lady Marian in Robin Hood by De Koven with the Ohio Light Opera ; Hanna Glavari in The Merry Widow by Lehar.
Equally, she has performed as a recitalist and soloist for works such as; Mozart’s Mass in c minor with Choeur Lupinelle, Soprano soloist for Songs by Paul Moravec for New York Festival of Song at Opera America, Gloria by Poulenc- Choeur Regional Vittoria d’ile de France ; Lauda Sion by Mendelssohn- direction Michel Piquemal ; Les Musicales de Normandie- recitalist ; Dixit Dominus by Handel with L’Ensemble Vocal La Chappelle du Hainaut; Festival Soloist for Les Nuits de Cheronne; Requiem by Mozart with l’Orchestre Nationale des Pays de la Loire, directed by John Axelrod.
In the domain of competitions, Dominique has been the recipient of the : First prize for women in the Concours International d’opérettes of Marseille 2010 ; Regional Finalist for the Metropolitan National Council Awards in Louisiana. From September 2011- August 2013, she held the position of assistant Music director at the American Cathedral in Paris. In October 2011 she was appointed Voice professor for Choeur Régional Vittoria d’ile de
France under the direction of Michel Piquemal. Since her return to the United States in 2013 where she is a DMA candidate at the CUNY Graduate Center, she worked as an adjunct professor at Queens College teaching sight singing, voice, and French diction for singers. As she and her family settle into their new life in Texas, Dominique is very excited at joining the talented staff and working with the gifted students at Vivaldi Music Academy.
Kathryn Montoya currently teaches Baroque oboe and recorder at Oberlin Conservatory and the University of North Texas. She appears with a variety of orchestral and chamber music ensembles including the internationally-acclaimed Boston Early Music Festival Orchestra, the Cleveland Orchestra, Tafelmusik, the Wiener Akademie, Ars Lyrica Houston, the Portland Baroque Orchestra, Arion, Musica Angelica, and Apollo’s Fire among others. Her interests also extend to Medieval and Renaissance repertoire on recorders, shawms, and sordune with Hesperus and the Newberry Consort. Kathryn received her degrees at Oberlin Conservatory and Indiana University School of Music, Bloomington. While at IU she was the recipient of the prestigious Performer’s Certificate and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Germany. Kathryn very much enjoys the various thrills of recording, has been broadcast on NPR’s Performance Today and can be heard on the Naxos, CPO, NCA, and Dorian Sono Luminus labels.