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Monday, May 21, 2018 @ 7pm

Where do you find life, joy, and contentment when everything around you seems to be in chaos, and everything within in turmoil? What sustains you? This program gives voice to mothers and daughters, hermits and public figures, elders and children, poets and lovers, who are all looking for the same thing: simply to live, and to love.

Featuring Barber’s Hermit Song Cycle, selections from Britten’s Quatre Chansons Françaises, Poulenc’s “C” and “Bleuet.”

Friends Meeting House

5 Longfellow Park, Cambridge, MA  02138

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Stephanie Hollenberg, soprano

Alexander Johnson, piano

This season Stephanie Hollenberg appears as Leonora (The Beautiful Bridegroom, MetroWest Opera), the step-sister Marguelonne (Cendrillon, Cambridge Chamber Ensemble), Gretel (Hansel & Gretel, Music Academy International Trentino Festival, Italy), and will cover the role of Zerlina (Don Giovanni, NEMPAC).  This spring she was also a finalist of the 2018 MetroWest Opera Vocal Competition.  Previously, Stephanie has sung the role of Holly (Rapture, Boston Opera Collaborative), Papagena (Die Zauberflöte, MAI Trentino Festival), an Esprit (Cendrillon, MAI Trentino Festival), Tibrino (Orontea, Haymarket Summer Opera Course), Sandman (Hansel & Gretel, Longy School of Music), Eva (An Embarrassing Position, Longy), and Dido (Dido & Aeneas,Goshen College).  She has sung under the direction of David Gately, Anne Azéma, Greg Smucker, Zeffin Quinn Hollis, and with conductors Neil Goren, and Christopher Larkin.

Pianist Alexander Johnson maintains an active musical life as a keyboardist, vocal coach, and music director. Some of Alexander's recent activities include performances with Boston Opera Collaborative, leading a performance of Bach’s Coffee Cantata at the High Mowing School in New Hampshire, and playing for the Handel and Haydn Society's Vocal Arts Program. Alexander is the music director at the Church of Our Saviour in Arlington, MA. Alexander has a Master of Music in Collaborative Piano from Longy School of Music of Bard College, and a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory.

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