Marly Music Chamber Series: Emily Albrink
Emily Albrink, soprano
When Ms. Albrink appeared in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro with the Washington National Opera, the Washington Post wrote that her “pert, pearl-toned Susanna may have been the liveliest, most affectionately detailed performance of the evening.” She has been hailed by the New York Times as “delightful and vocally strong and versatile.”
Ms. Albrink has collaborated with such distinguished conductors and composers as James Levine, Plácido Domingo, Robert Spano, Marin Alsop, Jake Heggie, and John Musto. She has a wealth of roles to her credit in such operas as Bizet’s Carmen, Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte and The Magic Flute, and Benjamin Britten’s Peter Grimes. She sang Evvy in the U.S. premiere of Tod Machover’s Death and the Powers with the American Repertory Theater and the Chicago Opera Theater. The Los Angeles Times has called Mr. Machover “America’s most wired composer.” His innovative work featured singers as robots and a cyborg.
An ardent champion of new music, Ms. Albrink made her Carnegie Hall debut in 2006 in the world premiere of Clarice Assad’s Confessions and returned three years later to sing John Adams’ Grand Pianola Music. She holds her BFA in musical theater from the University of Michigan and her MM and professional diploma from the Manhattan School of Music.
Ms. Albrink will be accompanied by Sharon Lavery, who has served as pianist and assistant chorus master at the New York City Opera and as a collaborative pianist with the Colorado Quartet, the Da Capo Chamber Ensemble, and the American Symphony Orchestra, among many others. She currently teaches at the Louisville Classical Academy, where she conducts two choral ensembles. She holds her bachelor’s in piano and voice performance from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Ohio and her doctorate in collaborative piano from The Juilliard School.
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The Marly Music Series returns with another exciting summer series. Tickets are first-come, first-served, cost $20 for adults and $10 for students 22 and younger with current ID, and can be purchased online, by phone or in-person. Admission to the entire Museum is included in the ticket price.
Marly Music Society members pay only $15 per concert. Please consider joining the group to support the series. You must be a Museum member to join. All ticket-holders are invited to a reception following the first two concerts. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be served and a beer-wine cash car will be available. A reception for Marly Music Society members only will be held following the Gary Schocker-Jason Vieaux concert on August 3.
The Music Committee, chaired by Dr. Richard Eliason and co-chaired by Demi Rahall, plans the series. Vicki Sofranko is the staff coordinator. Concerts are sponsored in part by the Estate of Mrs. Elvira Wolfe de Weil, and the Tampa Bay Times is the media sponsor. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 727.896.2667; or visit the website. The concerts are at 2 p.m.