Wildwood Academy of Music & the Arts (WAMA)
2016 Summer Music Festival
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All performances are open to the public and held inside Wildwood Park for the Arts’ Lucy Lockett Cabe Festival Theatre unless otherwise noted.
Guest Artist Concerts
Thursday, June 16
Thursday, June 30
Curtis Sullivan with Kyung-Eun Na
Join us Thursday, June 30, inside The Lucy Lockett Cabe Festival Theatre, for spectacular performances by baritone Curtis Sullivan and Dr. Kyung-Eun Na, pianist. The concert begins at at 7:30 pm. Along with popular delights from the canon of America’s great songwriting duos – Rodgers & Hammerstein and Lerner & Loewe, the program brings to the stage Ralph Vaughn Williams’ song cycle, Songs of Travel, based on the poems of Robert Louis Stevenson. Let Beauty Awake promises to inspire a sense of adventure within all of us!
Let Beauty Awake…
Let Beauty awake in the morn from beautiful dreams,
Beauty awake from rest!
Let Beauty awake
For Beauty’s sake
In the hour when the birds awake in the brake
And the stars are bright in the west!
Let Beauty awake in the eve from the slumber of day,
Awake in the crimson eve!
In the day’s dusk end
When the shades ascend,
Let her wake to the kiss of a tender friend,
To render again and receive!
– Robert Louis Stevenson
Baritone Curtis Sullivan’s repertoire expands from classical to musical theatre. Mr. Sullivan has toured internationally with Opera Atelier, starring in such productions as The Marriage of Figaro and Don Giovanni. He debuted at the San Francisco Opera, sharing the stage with Federica von Stade and Bo Skovhus in The Merry Widow. In Toronto, Sullivan performed Sondheim’s innovative musical theatre work, Passion, for the Canadian Stage. He also starred along with Rutger Hauer in the 2008 film, The Magic Flute Diaries, directed by Kevin Sullivan of the Anne of Green Gables movie series.
WAMA is delighted to welcome back pianist Kyung-Eun Na. She is a performer, educator, opera coach, and radio program director. She has served as vocal coach and collaborative piano faculty at the University of Arkansas and as adjunct faculty at Seoul Arts High School and Sungshin Women’s University in Korea; worked as a Spectrum Resident Artist Coach and Education Tour Manager at Virginia Opera. Dr. Na has participated as a coach and a pianist in multiple performances at the Juilliard School, Music Academy of the West, and Aspen Opera Theater Center. Her chamber music credits include performances with members of the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, Los Angeles Opera Orchestra, and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. Dr. Na received her doctorate at Manhattan School of Music, a bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance from Yonsei University, an Artist Diploma from Oberlin Conservatory, and a master’s degree in collaborative piano from the Juilliard School.
Hailed by the Houston Chronicle as “revolutionary chamber musicians,” WindSync is a fresh and energetic wind quintet internationally recognized for dramatic and engaging interpretations of classical music. The WindSync’s repertoire includes newly commissioned works written for the quintet, as well as a wide array of original arrangements of classical masterworks. These five virtuoso players perform exclusively from memory and specialize in creative concerts that inspire and entertain audiences of all ages.