Unfrozen: A Winter Concert
The Chamber Orchestra of Pittsburgh

Edward Leonard, Conductor

Arthur Honegger – Pastorale d’Été

Franz Joseph Haydn – Symphony #6 in D – ‘Le Matin’

I. Adagio – Allegro
II. Adagio– Andante – Adagio 
III. Menuet e Trio
IV. Finale: Allegro 

 

A Selection of German Lieder – Arranged by Julian Krishnamurti
w/ guest soloist Amanda Russo

Franz Schubert  – Im Frühling & Der Erlkönig

Robert Schumann – Die Kartenlegerin & Mondnacht

Johannes Brahms – Dein Blaues Auge  &  Botschaft

Amanda Russo, Mezzo Soprano

As a versatile mezzo-soprano, Amanda Russo has performed the title roles in Handel’s Serse, and Massenet’s Cendrillon, Hansel in Humperdinck’s Hansel and Gretel, Octavian in Strauss’s Der Rosenkavalier, Isabella in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri, and Marcellina in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro. She is currently a doctoral candidate in voice performance and literature at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music in Bloomington, Indiana. Her experience has taken her to The Glimmerglass Festival, Indiana University Opera Theater, Central City Opera, and the concert stage across the United States and Europe. Russo has appeared as a soloist with the Budapest Symphony Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra, the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Akron Symphony, the Wooster Symphony, and the Harvard Symphony. Her most recent solo concert engagements include Ravel’s Shéhérazade, Britten’s Canticle II, Corigliano’s Fern Hill, the Duruflé Requiem, and Handel’s Messiah. Also a passionate music educator, Ms. Russo maintains a private voice studio in Bloomington, and is stage director for Reimagining Opera for Kids (ROK), a Bloomington-based opera outreach company. She is also the music teacher at the Bloomington Montessori School. Ms. Russo received her Masters of Music in voice performance from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and her B.F.A. in voice performance with a minor in German from Carnegie Mellon University. She studies with Patricia Havranek, professor of voice at the Jacobs School of Music.