Date: Firday, August 20, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Indoor north stage
Cash bar open
Soprano Gina Hanzlik is joined by harpist and composer Amy Nam in a special evening of classical song. In their second collaboration, Hanzlik and Nam will interpret the music of Debussy, Faure, Schumann, Strauss, and Puccini, as well as contemporary composers Joseph Schwantner, Seth Gordon and Nam herself. Join us for an intimate evening of poetry, conversation, and the celestial sounds of soprano and harp.
Performing with an “aplomb rarely seen” (Le Devoir) and “a voice that is both brilliant in technique and deep in expressiveness” (Ludwig van Montreal) Brooklyn based soprano Gina Hanzlik is known for her deep commitment to character and delivery. Equally interested in exploring traditional repertoire and new works, Gina has performed with Opera McGill, Tapestry Opera, the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, Michigan Opera Theater, McGill Symphony Orchestra, Société d’art vocal de Montréal, and regularly premiers work for various composers and chamber ensembles in the US and Canada. Gina is a Teaching Artist with The Metropolitan Opera Guild and presents workshops on opera and voice to students around the country. She holds a master’s of Education from the University of Michigan, as well as music degrees from both McGill University and the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
Twin Cities-based harpist and composer Amy Nam is the recipient of numerous performance and composition awards, including the BMI Student Composer Awards, Lyra Society’s Costello Competition for Composition, and commission funding through Chamber Music America’s Classical Commissioning Program. She has appeared as a soloist with the McGill Contemporary Ensemble, the Vanderbilt University Orchestra, and the Sewanee Summer Festival Orchestra. After completing her undergraduate studies in harp performance at Vanderbilt University, Nam obtained a master’s degree in harp performance from McGill University and a master’s degree in composition from the Eastman School of Music.