Program

Carlos López BuchardoCanción del Carretero (1925). David Miranda, Heyni Solera

Jaime LeónLa campesina (1952). David Miranda, Sam Post

Alberto GinasteraCanción al árbol del olvido (1938). David Miranda, Sam Post

Manuel María PonceEstrellita (1912). David Miranda, Sam Post

Consuelo VelazquezBesame Mucho (1941). David Miranda, Sam Post

Sam PostTango Toccata (2018) PREMIERE.  Sam Post

 

Astor Piazzolla: Los sueños (1988). Heyni Solera

Ramiro Gallo: Mollyuyo. Heyni Solera, Patti Wang

Cristian Zárate: Se te vuelan las chapas. Heyni Solera, Sam Post

 

Armando Bayolo: Tusch (2010). Patti Wang, Michael Fili

Dominic Ellis: Conoce la diligencia con que se acerca la muerte, y procura conocer también la conveniencia de su venida, y aprovecharse de ese conocimiento (2018) StageFree Commission. David Miranda, Patti Wang, Heyni Solera, Sam Post


Performers

  David Miranda, tenor

David Miranda, tenor

David Miranda is thrilled to be making his StageFree debut. David can regularly be found performing with The Washington Chorus and is a regular guest with Washington Master Chorale, Choralis, and other groups. David is also the tenor section leader at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church – Rock Creek Parish in Washington, D.C.

As a native Northern Virginian, David was immersed in a rich and diverse musical community which led to a passion for choral singing. Attending Shepherd University, he had the opportunity to perform as a featured soloist and choral singer in Austria, Czech Republic, Germany, and Spain. David was also invited to be an Opera Artist with the International Performing Arts Institute in Munich, Germany. He was featured in several performances, workshops, and master classes with notable performers, conductors, and directors from the Bavarian State Opera.

An active soloist throughout the Washington, D.C. area, David has had the pleasure of performing as the tenor soloist in works such as Handel’s Messiah, Handel's Israel in Egypt, Mozart's Requiem, and Mendelssohn's Elijah.

 
  Sam Post, piano, composer

Sam Post, piano, composer

Sam Post is award-winning pianist and composer who delights audiences with signature mix of original compositions in a variety of styles along with the classics. The Washington Post has praised his abilities at the piano ("confident, sensitive...a pianist with drive and intelligence"), the Bay Area Reporter lauded his chamber symphony ("Post has created a breathtaking musical joy ride"), and luminaries such as Renée Fleming have commended his overall musicianship (“incredibly gifted”).

In 2016 Yo-Yo Ma referred Sam to Michael Tilson Thomas at the San Francisco Symphony for a string quartet commission. After the premiere of the resulting “Sketches from Kazakhstan,” the Symphony again commissioned him to turn it into a chamber symphony for their SoundBox concert series in December 2017. Sam’s latest solo album “Dizzy Days” made W. Royal Stokes’ notable jazz releases for 2017, and No Depression called it “dazzling in its knife-sharp precision and riveting craftsmanship.” Sam is music director of the Kassia Music Collective, and joined the faculty at Levine Music in 2013.

 
  Heyni Solera, bandoneón

Heyni Solera, bandoneón

Heyni Solera finished her BA in Music from Washington Adventist University in 2006 and has been playing piano and bandoneón with the Tango Mercurio Orchestra since 2012. She also plays bandoneón with Da Capo Tango, a tango quintet that plays regularly at local milongas. She began playing the bandoneón in 2015, and currently studies with Santiago Segret and Pablo Jaurena. Currently, she is attending University of Maryland and pursuing a Master's degree in ethnomusicology. Professionally, Heyni works as a nurse anesthetist at Sentara Virginia Hospital Medical Center in Woodbridge, VA.

 
  Patricia Wang, violin

Patricia Wang, violin

Patricia Wang is a graduate of the Peabody Institute. She majored in violin performance and also completed a minor in voice, and a Near Eastern Archaeology concentration from the Johns Hopkins University. Her musical journey began at the age of 4 when she first started learning the violin. By the age of 6, she was also being formally trained in both voice and piano. During her most formative stages of violin training, she had the opportunity to participate in master classes taught by Fung Ho, Nai-Yuan Hu, Ruggiero Ricci, Jay Zhong, Sherry Kloss and Linda Wang. While studying at the Peabody Institute, Ms. Wang completed her violin studies under the tutelage of Professor Keng-Yuen Tseng, pupil of Erick Friedman and the silver medalist of the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition in Belgium, 1993. Ms. Wang is a regular participant in the Stowe Tango Music Festival where she worked with Humberto Ridolfi and Pablo Agri. In addition to Stowe, Ms. Wang attended the Reed College Tango Festival in 2017 and 2018, where she worked with Ramiro Gallo. Ms. Wang is an active member of St. Charles Strings (Gigmasters Rising Star Award), Southern Maryland String Quartet, and String Poet. These groups perform at a wide variety of concerts, weddings, corporate, and government functions. Aside from classical music, Ms. Wang performs as the violinist of Da Capo Tango. Ms. Wang is the owner of Olney Classical, a private music school in Montgomery County. During her spare time, Ms. Wang enjoys camping, riding roller coasters, and horror movies.

 
  Dominic Ellis, composer

Dominic Ellis, composer

Dominic Ellis is a composer attending the University of Maryland, College Park, for a Masters of Music in Composition. He studies with Mark Wilson. Dominic holds a Bachelors of Music in Music Composition from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI, where he studied with Joanne Metcalf, Asha Srinivasan and Andrew Seager Cole.

Dominic has been commissioned by Singer Pur, the Wet Ink Ensemble, Liquid Jungle, the no{i}se ensemble, new music collective StageFree, and Memorial Presbyterian Church in Appleton, WI, as well as by many fine individual performers, including bass trombonist Liam McDonald, tenor trombonist Justin Coyne, hornist Jared Morningstar, trumpetist Connor Pietrzak, bassist Emmett Jackson and trombonist/pedagogue Nick Keelan. As a performer, Dominic has commissioned works from Andrew Seager Cole, Nolan Veldey, Evan Williams, Matt Gunby, Nemo Sundry, Daniel Galow and Lawton Hall.