PRLog - April 3, 2012 - NEW YORK -- North/South Consonance, Inc. continues its 32nd consecutive season of free-admission concerts on Friday evening May 4, 2012 when acclaimed mezzo-soprano Anna Tonna and pianist Max Lifchitz join forces for an evening of art songs by composers from México, the Caribbean and Latin America.
The concert will start at 8 PM and will take place at the auditorium of Christ & St. Stephen’s Church (120 West 69th St – between Broadway and Columbus) in New York City. Admission is free – no tickets needed.
The program will feature art songs by Carlos Chávez, Alicia Oliva, Manuel M. Ponce and Silvestre Revueltas (from México); Alejandro García-Caturla (from Cuba); Enrique de Marchena (from the Dominican Republic); Luis Pales-Matos (from Puerto Rico) and Ramiro Cortés (from the US).
The performers are available for interviews and other media events and may be contacted through the North/South Consonance website.
For further information about North/South Consonance’s activities, including concerts and recordings, please visit http://www.northsouthmusic.org/
MEET THE PERFORMERS
“A born star who effectively stole the show” is how mezzo-soprano Anna Tonna has been described by the press. Her performances have been pronounced as “…full of charm and magnetism with her dark, compact lyric mezzo-soprano ideally suited for the flamenco-like vocal flourishes of Spanish music…”
A graduate of the Mannes School of Music, Ms. Tonna earned top prizes in several prestigious competitions including those sponsored by the Liderkranz Foundation, the Gerda Lissner Foundation, the National Opera Association, the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera and the Chicago Lyric Young Artist Program. During 2007-08, she did research and performed throughout Spain as the recipient of a prestigious Fulbright Fellowship.
Ms. Tonna has appeared on recital and opera stages throughout the tri-state area, Puerto Rico’s Casals Festival, and Europe.
Pianist Max Lifchitz has appeared on concert stages throughout Europe, Latin America and the US. He was awarded the first prize in the 1976 Gaudeamus Competition for Performers of Contemporary Music held in Holland.
The San Francisco Chronicle described Max Lifchitz as “a stunning, ultra-sensitive pianist” while the New York Times praised Mr. Lifchitz for his "clean, measured and sensitive performances.”
A graduate of The Juilliard School and Harvard University, Lifchitz has appeared on concert stages throughout Europe, Latin America and the US. His numerous recordings as pianist, composer and conductor are available for streaming and download through http://www.classicsonline.com/
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