Friday, February 21 @ 7:30pm
Experience an intimate evening as we intertwine two beloved musical works with artwork procured by the Chase Young Gallery. Nearly 300 and 160 years after their respective premieres, J.S. Bach's Cello suite no. 6 and Robert Schumann's Dichterliebe stand as enormous rites of passage for classical musicians. Bach's Cello suite no. 6 challenges the player with joyous, virtuosic movements while Schumann's song cycle asks the artist to explore the great pleasures and sorrows of falling in love. Together these works offer the audience a thrilling night of wonder and heartache.
Chase Young Gallery
450 Harrison Street, Boston 02118
$30 online or cash at the door
$35 card at the door
Wes Hunter, tenor
Ana Seda, cello
Jean Anderson-Collier, piano
Praised for his “drama, heart, and shining tone,” Wes Hunter recently debuted his solo cabaret to a sold-out audience at Club Café in Boston’s Napoleon Room, featuring various selections from musical theatre composers. Operatic credits include leading roles in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Rossini’s Le Comte Ory, Verdi’s La Traviata, Handel’s Alcina, Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri, and Adamo’s Little Women. An avid interpreter of new repertoire, Hunter has performed new works with Beth Morrison Projects, Boston Modern Orchestra Project, International Contemporary Ensemble, and Odyssey Opera, MassOpera, and Boston Opera Collaborative, including working with acclaimed composer Nico Muhly in Boston.
Cellist Anna Seda performs and records internationally. Notable opportunities include a fellowship with the Singapore Symphony, core membership with Boston New Music Initiative, a guest appearance at Peru’s Bienal De Violoncello, and musical theater with Gloucester Stage Company. Upcoming work includes a record contract for works of Arvo Part with Paraclete Press, chamber music at Women Composers Festival of Hartford, and an independent project of solo looped compositions. Anna holds a Bachelor of Music from University of Colorado At Boulder and a Master of Music from the Boston Conservatory. A full calendar listing of upcoming performances can be found at annasedacello.com.
Dr. Jean Anderson Collier is a nationally-known vocal coach and pianist. She is the principal opera coach at Boston Conservatory, and also coaches recital repertoire and teaches courses in opera. She teaches diction and art song courses at New England Conservatory of Music. She is active as musical advisor and coach for the Boston Opera Collaborative, and is the organist and choir director at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Scituate, MA. She has been a coach at Berklee School of Music’s Summer Opera Intensive in Valencia, Spain and at Northern Arizona University’s summer opera program in Fidenza, Italy. She often performs recitals across the United States and in Europe.