This year's Ann Mason Hutto Memorial Voice Recital and Master Class will feature visiting soprano Chelsea Bonagura.
The Tuesday, Oct. 9, event begins at 8 p.m. in Lander's University's Barksdale Recital Hall, Room 250 of the Josephine B. Abney Cultural Center.
A native of Rochester, N.Y., Bonagura received her B.M. in Voice Performance from the Eastman School of Music and her M.M. in Voice Performance from UNC-Greensboro. She received additional music and language training at the International Vocal Arts Institute in Tel Aviv, Israel; L'Universite Paris Sorbonne-Paris IV; and from several other music festivals and language institutes throughout Europe.
Bonagura has been a soprano soloist in numerous concert works, including Saint-Saens' "Christmas Oratorio;" Pergolesi's "Magnificat in C Major;" Bach's "Christmas Oratorio BWV 248;" and Barber's "Prayers of Kierkegaard," which was performed at the Stevens Center in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Lander lecturer of music and staff pianist Amy Blackwood will accompany Bonagura as she performs "Tornami a Vegheggiar," from George Frederic Handel's "Alcina;" Sergei Rachmaninov's "Zdes' khorosho, Op. 21, no.7," "Ne poj, krasavica, prim ne, Op. 4, no. 4" and "Vocalise, Op. 34, no. 14;" and Henri Duparc's "Phidyle," "Chanson Triste" and "L'invitation au Voyage."
The master class portion of the evening will feature four of Lander's music majors, sopranos Markela Dandy, of Graniteville; Jessica Hart, of Starr; Corrie Woods, of Leavenworth, Kan.; and Haley Shelton, of Greenwood.
Blackwood will accompany Shelton and Hart as they sing "Sandman's Aria" and "Abendsegen" from German composer Engelbert Humperdinck's "Hansel und Gretel;" Dandy as she sings Felix Mendelssohn's "Neue Liebe, Op. 19, no. 4;" and Woods as she sings Richard Strauss's "Wie sollten wir geheim sie halten, Op. 19, no. 4."
The performances are free and open to the public, but seating is limited.