In all faith traditions, music has been a powerful way that humans give voice to the reality of God in their lives. We invite you to join us for a celebration of song featuring the compositions of Vitezslava Kapralova, Libby Larson, and Florence Price. This program both introduces us to the under-celebrated musical contributions of three powerful female composers, and gives us the opportunity to take some time out of our busy lives to encounter the divine through music.The program features soprano Elena Stabile, who has performed in many locales in the United States and abroad and who has recently returned to the Twin Cities to pursue a Doctor of Musical Arts at the U of Minnesota, accompanied by Nathan Cicero. The composers and songs will be introduced by Susan Stabile, a parishioner who is an Ignatian trained spiritual director and retreat leader.
American soprano, Elena Stabile, is a dynamic performer of operatic and contemporary art music and a teacher of both voice and piano. She has recently relocated to the Twin Cities, MN, to begin her doctoral studies at the University of Minnesota. Ms. Stabile is also a founding member of Strange Trace, a newly launched opera company dedicated to the production and performance of new compositions that seek to holistically redefine the experience of opera. Recent performance highlights include concert appearances with Breathmark Retreat, House of Glass, and the FIRST MUSIC Concert Series, as well as her house debut with Opera on the James in La Traviata (Annina) and a new staged version of Alan Smith’s Vignettes: Letters from George to Evelyn with Marble City Opera. She is also a three year Performance Fellow with the Nief Norf Summer Festival in Knoxville, TN.
More at www.elenastabile.com.