Colin Carr performs Elgar’s Cello Concerto
Soprano Mary Wilson and baritone Andrew Garland
featured in Dona nobis pacem
***At a Glance ***
TACO Classical Series concert
Saturday, Nov. 17, 8 p.m.
The VETS, One Avenue of the Arts, Providence
Christopher Warren-Green, conductor
Colin Carr, cello
Mary Wilson, soprano
Andrew Garland, baritone
BEETHOVEN: Leonore Overture No.3
ELGAR: Cello Concerto
VAUGHAN WILLIAMS: Dona nobis pacem
Friday, Nov. 16, 5:30 p.m.
About Colin Carr, cello
- Played with major orchestras worldwide, including the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Philharmonia, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony, the orchestras of Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington, Philadelphia, Montréal and all the major orchestras of Australia and New Zealand.
- A regular guest at the BBC Proms and has twice toured Australia.
- With his duo partner Thomas Sauer, he played recitals throughout the United States and Europe.
- Performed complete cycles of the Bach Solo Suites at the Wigmore Hall in London, Music Society of Lincoln Center, Gardner Museum in Boston, and in Montreal, Toronto, Ottowa and Vancouver.
- Recent CD releases include the complete Bach Suites on the Wigmore Live label and the complete Beethoven Sonatas and Variations on the MSR Classics label with Mr. Sauer.
- Won prestigious international awards, including first prize in the Naumburg Competition, Gregor Piatigorsky Memorial Award, second prize in the Rostropovich International Cello Competition and also winner of the Young Concert Artists competition.
- Became a professor at Stony Brook University, New York, in 2002.
- Mr. Carr’s cello was made by Matteo Gofriller in Venice in 1730. H
About Mary Wilson, soprano
- Received consistent critical acclaim from coast to coast.
- Consummate concert artist, Ms. Wilson has appeared with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Philadelphia and Cleveland orchestras, University Musical Society, and Detroit, St. Louis and Cincinnati symphony orchestras.
- Exciting interpreter of Baroque repertoire, she has performed with Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Boston Baroque, Musica Angelica, American Bach Soloists, Grand Rapids Bach Festival, Bach Society of St. Louis, Baltimore Handel Choir, Florida Bach Festival and Carmel Bach Festival.
- Noted for her portrayals of Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, Susannah in Le Nozze di Figaro and Gilda in Rigoletto.
About Andrew Garland, baritone
- Praised for his “coloratura [which] bordered on the phenomenal as he dashed through the music’s intricacies with his warm baritone, offering plenty of elegance and glamour in his smooth acting.”
- Latest recording, Andrew Garland: American Portraits (2013), debuted at No.1 on Amazon.com.
- Recent highlights included his Carnegie Hall recital with Warren Jones, and performances with Seattle and Atlanta operas as Schaunard in La Bohème, Boston Lyric Opera as Papageno in The Magic Flute, Cincinnati Opera as Galileo in Galileo Galilei (Philip Glass), Mercurio in La Calisto (Cavalli) and Arizona Opera as Ping in Turandot.
- Sang the title role in Don Giovanni with Opera New Jersey, Figaro in Il Barbiere di Siviglia with Knoxville Opera and Dayton Opera and Dandini in La Cenerentola with Opera Company of Philadelphia and Fort Worth Opera.
- Joined the voice faculty at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
About the Providence Singers
- Founded in 1971, the Providence Singers, under the direction of Artistic Director Christine Noel, celebrates choral art through concerts of masterworks and contemporary works, creative collaborations, recordings of American choral treasures, new music commissions and education programs.
- Made frequent guest appearances throughout the region, including annual concerts with the Rhode Island Philharmonic Orchestra.
- Performed with Kronos Quartet at FirstWorks, Dave Brubeck Quartet at Lincoln Center and Newport Jazz Festival, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, New Haven Philharmonic, Aurea Ensemble, Brown University Chorus and New Bedford Symphony.
- Released four CD recordings of contemporary choral compositions and presented a choral festival of American masterpieces underwritten by the National Endowment for the Arts.
- Awarded the Jabez Gorham Award from the Arts and Business Council of Rhode Island in 2008 for “unwavering commitment to excellence, significant impact on the community, and success in organizational development.”
Tickets start at $15 (including all fees), and can be purchased online at tickets.riphil.org, in person from the RI Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office in East Providence, or by phone 401.248.7000 (Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Closed Veterans Day, Monday, Nov. 12). On day of concerts only, tickets are also available at The VETS Box Office (Friday, 3:30 p.m.–showtime; Saturday, 4 p.m.-showtime). Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more.