DCINY PRESENTS NATS ARTIST AWARD WINNER MELISSA WIMBISH CARNEGIE HALL SOLO DEBUT RECITAL ON OCTOBER 10
Program offers a selection of American contemporary vocal music including works of Jake Heggie, Libby Larsen, and the World Premiere of Meyers’ Space In Chains
Thursday, September 15, 2016 — For immediate release – New York, NY – On October 10, Soprano Melissa Wimbish makes her DCINY Artist Series solo debut recital at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, in a performance featuring the American contemporary vocal music of Jake Heggie, André Previn, Jessica Meyer, Tom Cipullo, and Gregory Spears. The concert highlights new contemporary vocal works including the world premiere of Meyers’ Space In Chains.
Beautifully prepared, vocally stunning, and theatrically riveting,
Wimbish effortlessly held the audience in her hand...
- Washington Post
Melissa recently won first prize at the 43rd NATS Artist Award, a prestigious competition for singers with 240 competitors and 3 rounds of competition. The award provided her this upcoming Carnegie Hall solo debut recital sponsored by DCINY, as well as a feature in the 2016 NATS Conference winner’s recital in Chicago. Additionally, she received a full-tuition scholarship to AIMS in Graz, a studio recording package from Futura Productions and a $1000 gift certificate from Hal Leonard.
“We proudly perform this program as a tribute to music of our time, which includes works by people we're lucky to call our very own colleagues. And, in some cases, friends,” said Melissa. “All of these composers are alive and well, creating works with compelling, relevant themes and texts.”
Praised by The New York Times for her “stylish singing” and by The Boulder Daily Camera as “simply incredible…the highlight of the entire evening,” Melissa Wimbish is consistently recognized for her artistry, technical prowess, and captivating stage presence. She was awarded the Grand Prize in the 2014 NATS Artist Award Competition in addition to the Franco-American Award for best interpretation of French repertoire. A finalist in the 2013 International Liszt-Garrison Competition, she received special honors for her performance of American song. Melissa made her Kennedy Center recital debut as a winner of the Vocal Arts Society Discovery Series in 2012 and was a winner of the Denver Philharmonic Concerto Competition the same year. Wimbish most recently appeared in New York City as Cherubino in On Site Opera’s acclaimed run of Marcos Portugal’s Marriage of Figaro.
SELECTIONS FROM EVE-SONG Jake Heggie
Woe to Man
THREE DICKINSON SONGS André Previn
As imperceptibly as grief
Will there really be a morning?
Good morning, midnight
SPACE, IN CHAINS for voice and viola (World Premiere) Jessica Meyer
Space, in chains
O elegant giant
SONGS OF TOM CIPULLO Tom Cipullo
Magnolia (Lisel Mueller)
There are mornings (Lisel Mueller)
Why I Wear My Hair Long (Marilyn Kallet)
Saying Goodbye (Marilyn Kallet)
Fugitive (Lisel Mueller)
Something About Autumn (Robert Cole)
SELECTIONS FROM TEN SONGS Gregory Spears
Foreman (I) (Richard Foreman)
The Black Riders (Steven Crane)
AT THE STATUE OF VENUS (Terrence McNally) Jake Heggie
DCINY PRESENTS MELISSA WIMBISH
Monday, October 10
Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall
Melissa Wimbish, soprano
More information about the concert: https://www.dciny.org/concerts/257301-2/
About Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY)
Founded in 2007 by Iris Derke and Jonathan Griffith, with its first public concert presented on January of 2008, DCINY is a leading producer of dynamically-charged musical entertainment in renowned venues. With its unforgettable, world-class concert experiences, empowering educational programs, and global community of artists and audiences, DCINY changes lives through the power of performance. Commemorating their 10th Anniversary season in 2018, DCINY is proud to have presented life-changing performances for over 40,000 performers and 170,000 audience members since its inception.
In addition to being selected three times to the Inc. 5000 listing, DCINY also recently received national recognition with the 2014 and 2015 American Prize in conducting – professional orchestra division to DCINY Artistic Director Jonathan Griffith and the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra, and the 2015 American Prize in Arts Marketing to DCINY General Director Iris Derke and the DCINY Team.
Debussy: Ariettes oubilees
Soprano Melissa Wimbish: MSU Denver Graduate