CHAMBER MUSIC AS IT’S MEANT TO BE HEARD – IN CHAMBERS!
Membership to five salon concerts on select Saturday evenings in some of San Antonio’s magnificent venues.
26 OCTOBER 2019
RUSSIAN STRING ORCHESTRA, Misha Rachlevsky, conductor and music director | Russia
NINA KOTOVA, Cello | Russia
7 DECEMBER 2019
VICTOR PRIETO, Accordion | Spain
THE THALEA STRING QUARTET | Canada-US
22 FEBRUARY 2020
AVI AVITAL, Mandolin & BRIDGET KIBBEY, Harp | Israel
In demand as a soloist and chamber musician alongside today’s top artists, harpist Bridget Kibbey is a recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, the Classical Recording Foundation’s Young Artist Award, a Salon de Virtuosi Grant, the only harpist to win a position with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Chamber Music Society II, a winner of Concert Artist Guild’s International Competition, Astral Artist Auditions, and Premiere Prix at the Journées de les Harpes Competition in Arles, France. “Bridget Kibbey makes it seem as though her instrument had been waiting all its life to explode with the gorgeous colors and energetic figures she was getting from it.” The New York Times
11 APRIL 2020
MANE GALOYAN, Soprano | Armenia
Armenian soprano Mané Galoyan, whom Classical Source exclaimed, “…is a real find <…> with a compelling presence and able to express feelings as naturally as breathing … ” is making a splash in the classical music industry. In the most recent season, Ms. Galoyan makes her Metropolitan Opera debut, singing Prilepa/Chlöe in Pique Dame, conducted by Vasily Petrenko. She also returns to Houston Grand Opera to sing Gilda in Rigoletto, debuts with Hawaii Opera Theatre as the Countess in Le Nozze di Figaro, and the role of Giannetta and cover of Adina in L’elisir d’amore with Glyndebourne Festival. For the 2018-2019 season, Ms. Galoyan performed Violetta with the Glyndebourne Festival on tour and Gilda in Rigoletto with Kentucky Opera and Wolf Trap Opera. Symphonic engagements included Rachmaninoff’s The Bells with James Gaffigan and The Dallas Symphony, as well as with Andrés Orozco-Estrada and the Houston Symphony. Ms. Galoyan also performed select Russian song repertoire with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center at Alice Tully Hall and Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 with the Aspen Music Festival. From 2015 to 2018 she was a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio where she performed numerous roles including Margaret Hughes in Carlisle Floyd’s Prince of Players, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, Violetta in La traviata, the Forest Bird in Siegfried. Mané Galoyan is a winner of numerous international competitions, including, third prize in the International Tchaikovsky Competition, fourth prize in the International Vocal Competition China, third prize in the Dallas Opera Guild Vocal Competition, a special prize in the Hans Gabor Belvedere Competition, and first prize in the Bibigul Tulegenova International Singing Competition. A native of Armenia Ms.Galoyan holds two degrees from the Yerevan State Komitas Conservatory. Currently resides in Houston, Texas.