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Malone University Senior Recital will feature Laurel Weir of Canton with tenor Marco Miglietta on Sunday, April 14

March 20, 2013 | Press Release # 6567

Laurel Weir

The Malone University College of Theology, Arts, and Sciences – Department of Music will present a senior recital featuring Laurel Weir, a degreed music major from Canton, Sunday April 14 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, located at 425 Cleveland Ave. SW in Canton. Weir will be joined by tenor Marco Miglietta, whom she met while performing in Italy. The program is free and open to the public. A program follows.

Laurel Weir, soprano, is a graduate of Malone University (class of 2012) pursing a second bachelor of arts degree in music. Weir is a native of Canton, working in the GlenOak High School Choral Department. She is a member of Malone Opera Theatre, where she has performed alongside her peers in various opera scenes from Der Rosenkavalier, Rusalka, and Elixir of Love. She performed the role of the mother in the 2012 Christmas at Malone production of Amahl and the Night Visitors. She was a guest soloist for GlenOak High School's 2011 performance of Antonio Vivaldi's Gloria. And she has had the pleasure of performing privately for the choral students of Brian Kieffer and Mary Meese of GlenOak High School, as well as, for the students of Matthew Clear of Louisville High School, and Jim Millar of Tenafly Performing Arts High School in Tenafly, N.J.  She is a member of the Malone University Chorale and Chamber Choir, under the direction of David Donelson, Ed.D., and has served as president and vice-president of the University Chorale. She also sings with the Community Christian Church choir, under the direction of John Hayward and the newly formed Canton Community Chorus, under the direction of Darius McBride. She was granted the Dannemiller VOCI Vocal Scholarship and the Ruth M. Cogan Music Scholarship. Performances with the Malone University Chorale have taken her to Germany, Austria, the Czech Republic, and across the United States. Most recently, she attended Sessione Senese per la Musica e l'Arte (SSMA), a month-long study abroad music performance program in Siena, Italy. While in Italy, she performed with vocal and orchestral students from the likes of Julliard, Carnegie Mellon, and the "Rinaldo Franci" Institute of Musical Studies of Siena, Italy. At SSMA, she was instructed by diction coach, Mariastella DiLorenzo and attended master classes conducted by Cynthia Wohschlager. Weir's future plans include touring in Italy with the Chamber Choir in May and attending graduate school in the fall, pursuing a master's degree in music. She has studied with Cynthia Wohlschlager, Heather Curtis, and was coached by Linda Jones of the Cleveland Institute of Music.

Marco Miglietta, tenor, of Lecce, Italy from the same region of the famous tenor Tito Schipa. He started his musical experience at 14-years-old singing in church choruses and playing pop and rock music with his band at local festivals. Thanks to his institution and the encouragement of his voice teacher, he was introduced to classical music at the age of 19. Marco studied first at Conservatorium R. FRANCI in Siena, Italy, and then furthered his education at Accademia Musicale Chigiana where he studied with renowned soprano, Raina Kabaivanska. Currently, he studies in Florence, Italy under tenor, Jorge Ansorena. In the early years of his career he made appearances in several lyrical concerts in various Italian cities. His lyric tenor voice, allows him to perform roles such as Rodolfo in La Bohème, the Duke of Rigoletto, Alfredo in La Traviata, Edgardo in Lucia di Lammermoor, Fernando from La Favorita, Gounod's Faust, as well as many other roles from Italian repertoire of the 1800 and 1900s.

Program:

Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém.............................................................................Antonín Dvořák

from Rusalka                                                                                                   (1841-1904)

Laurel Weir, soprano

Una furtive lagrima..................................................................................Gaetano Donizetti

From L'elisir d'amour                                                                                     (1797-1848)

È la solita storia del pastore..........................................................................Francesco Cilèa

From L'Arlesiana                                                                                             (1866-1950)

Marco Miglietta, tenor

Hab mir's gelobt......................................................................................Richard Strauss

from Der Rosenkavalier                                                                                              (1864-1949)

Hannah Miller, Octavian

Laurel Weir, The Marschallin

Laura Haynam, Sophie

Conducted by S.C. Toe

Befreit.................................................................................................Richard Strauss

(1864-1949)

Cäcilie.................................................................................................Richard Strauss

(1864-1949)

Laurel Weir, soprano

Nel furor delle tempeste...........................................................................Vincenzo Bellini

From La Pirata                                                                                                            (1801-1835)

La donna è mobile....................................................................................Giuseppi Verdi

From Rigoletto                                                                                                 (1810-1867)

Marco Miglietta, tenor

My life heads toward ruin...........................................................................Dr. Jesse Ayers

From Rahab                                                                                                     (b. 1951)

The Lord's Prayer..................................................................................Albert Hay Malotte

(1895-1964)

Laudate Dominum........................................................................Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

(1756-1791)

with the Malone University Chamber Choir

Conducted by Dr. David Donelson

Laurel Weir, soprano

Intermission

De' miei bollenti spiriti................................................................................Giuseppi Verdi

From La Traviata                                                                                             (1813-1901)

'O Sole mio..........................................................................................Eduardo di Capua

(1865-1917)

Marco Miglietta, tenor

L'invitation au voyage.................................................................................Henri Duparc

(1848-1933)

Nuit d'étoiles..........................................................................................Claude Debussy

(1862-1918)

Zaïde......................................................................................................Hector Berlioz

(1803-1869)

Laurel Weir, soprano

From La Bohème......................................................................................Giacomo Puccini

Che gelida manina                                                                                           (1858-1924)

Mi Chiamano Mimì

O soave fanciulla

Marco Miglietta, Rodolfo

Laurel Weir, Mimì

Libiami ne' lieti calici.................................................................................Giuseppi Verdi

From La Traviata                                                                                             (1813-1901)

Marco Miglietta, Alfredo

Laurel Weir, Violetta

with the Malone University Chamber Choir

Conducted by Dr. Donelson

Malone University, a Christian university for the arts, sciences, and professions in the liberal arts tradition, affiliated with the Evangelical Friends Church, awards both undergraduate and graduate degrees in more than 100 academic programs. Malone has been recognized by the prestigious Templeton Foundation as a leader in character development, as one of Northeast Ohio’s Top Workplaces by the Cleveland Plain Dealer, and is ranked among the top colleges and universities in the Midwest under the category Regional Universities according to U.S. News & World Report's America's Best Colleges 2015 

Contact:

Suzanne Thomas, APR
Director of University Relations
Malone University
2600 Cleveland Avenue N.W., Canton, OH, 44709
Phone: 330-471-8239
Cell: 330-324-2424


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