Methodist church to host classical music concert

— Skaneateles United Methodist Church will host “Dreams and Desires: An Evening of Classical Music,” Friday, Sept. 28, beginning at 8 p.m.

The program will feature several familiar arias; “O Mio Babbino Caro” by Puccini, “Voi Che Sapete” from The Marriage of Figaro, and “Ach, Ich Fȕhls” and “Dies Bildnis” from Mozart’s The Magic Flute. There also will be several Art Songs from the 19th and 20th Centuries, from “Serenade” from Mussorgsky’s Songs and Dances of Death to Amy Beach’s “I Send My Heart Up to Thee.” The recital will also feature duets, and two quartets: “Non ti fidar” from Don Giovanni and “Make Our Garden Grow” from Bernstein’s Candide.

The vocal artists are known in the Central New York area for their work with the Syracuse Opera and Syracuse Symphony.

Soprano Kathryn Tangretti is beginning her third season with Syracuse Opera, and she is a regular soloist with the Symphony Syracuse Pops Chorus under the direction of Lou Lemos. Her credits as soloist include Rutter’s Gloria and Britten’s A Ceremony of Carols. One of her most recent performances included the premiere of Z. Michael Martin’s Requiem. Kathyrn also is on the faculty of West Genesee High School.

Mark Rozelle Tietjen has sung the baritone roles of Mr. Gedge in Britten’s Albert Herring and Ko-ko in Gilbert and Sullivan’s The Mikado; as well as performing Lieutenant Kije, Prokofiev’s orchestral suite, with the Onondaga Civic Symphony. He holds a degree in Classical Voice Performance from Crane School of Music.

Phillip McMullen continues to sing with the Syracuse Opera and is slated to perform in the upcoming season’s productions of Tosca, Le Nozze di Figaro, and Sweeney Todd. He currently holds the position of tenor soloist at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Syracuse, as well as sings regularly for Temple Adath Yeshurun. He also can be heard in recital programs with violinist Joshua T. Diesti with “Tell the Story” Productions. Phillip is a member of Skaneateles UMC and is the Artistic Director for this recital.

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