It’s a Grand Night for Singing at Jarvis

Jarvis Conservatory presents the monthly “It’s a Grand Night for Singing” on Saturday, July 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. Mezzo-soprano Mary Rauh from Berkeley will perform an aria from Mozart’s Cosí fan tutte; and Robert Schumann’s great song-cycle, Frauenliebe und Leben. A monument of the American art-song repertory, Samuel Barber’s “Hermit Songs,” will be sung by tenor William Gorton. He will also perform one of his own compositions, a setting of a text by Bengali poet, Rabindranath Tagore. Bay Area soprano Courtney Daniels will sing a hopeful aria from Halka, a 19th century opera by Moniuszko at the center of Polish musical theater. She will also perform Violetta’s farewell from Verdi’s La Traviata, and join with Gorton in that opera’s duet, “Parigi, o cara.” Daniels will bring two guests with her from Sacramento: pianist Narmina Sultanova and violinist Paolo Reyes. They will perform excerpts from her work-in-progress musical mono-drama, The Lost One. Reyes will offer two pieces from Manuel de Falla’s Suite Populaire, Espagnole. And for a few-days-late patriotic celebration of our national holiday, the audience will be invited to join the singers and players for a firework-laden William Gorton arrangement of “America the Beautiful.” Accordionist Sheri Mignano Crawford is back from her European book tour and will play. Complimentary refreshments are served at intermission. The musical director and host is Frank Johnson. Tickets are $20 online or at the box office beginning at 6 p.m. with doors opening for seating at 6:30 p.m. Jarvis Conservatory, 1711 Main St., Napa., 707-255-5445.


July 06
7:00 pm 9:00 pm