Join us for this exciting luncheon as guest speaker Todd Craven, Associate Conductor of the Buffalo Philharmonic, enlightens us on his transformation from trumpet virtuoso to conductor extraordinaire, reinventing his career as a musician. Sopranos Jenny Kim-Godfrey and Robyn Rocklein will perform passionate Tchaikovsky Duets with pianist Joseph Holt, Artistic Director of Choral Artists.
Education and outreach to young, pre-professional singers, essential to fulfilling the vision and mission of Choral Artists, is the focus of this benefit luncheon. Each year, eight young singers, typically aged 18 to 22, are selected through competitive audition to join the professional vocal ensemble as apprentice singers. Through the Apprentice Program, we help to develop and inspire the next generation of vocal musicians. The “Reinvention” theme of this luncheon, specific to the transformation that guest speaker Todd Craven underwent, also aligns with the commitment and inspiration required of students working toward music careers, transforming the budding musician into the professional. Choral Artists community outreach brings together disparate segments of the community through programming with wide appeal and inclusion of a variety of musical periods and genres.
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 – 11:30 AM
Michael’s on East
1212 S. East Avenue