Guest Recital – Kelci Kosin, soprano - CANCELLED

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Friday, January 18, 2019

7:30 p.m.

Krannert Fine Arts Building, Wheeler Concert Hall, University of Evansville Campus, 1800 Lincoln Ave, Evansville, IN

This recital has been canceled due to expected weather conditions.

Kelci Kosin, soprano
Michael Rigney, piano

Selection from Love Songs
Daron Hagen
(b. 1961)
I Am Loved
Little Uneasy Song
Ah! Sun-Flower
Lost Love

Quiet, quiet heart from Phantoms of Myself

Amelia’s Song from Songs of Experience

Apostrophe to the Stars from Amelia

Soprano Kelci Kosin has been an active performer throughout the Midwest, most recently singing in performances throughout Indiana, Illinois, and Michigan. Originally from Evansville, Indiana, Ms. Kosin was a featured soloist with several local ensembles including the Schmidt Opera Program, the and the University of Evansville Orchestra. Some of her favorite performances include Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, Mimi in La Boheme, Fiordiligi in Cosi Fan Tutte, Suor Angelica in Suor Angelica, and Lola in Gallantry. She sang the role of Trang in the Chicago premiere of Daron Hagen’s opera Amelia. In the Spring of 2016, Ms. Kosin sang in the premiere performance of Marjorie Rusche’s Middletown Chronicles which was broadcast on PBS as a part of Indiana’s Bi-centennial celebration. In February of 2017, she was the soprano soloist in a performance of Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana at the Palladium Theatre in Carmel, Indiana. Most recently she performed the title role in Suor Angelica in Ball State Opera Theatre’s 100th year celebration production of Puccini’s Il Trittico. She will be performing Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony this April at the beautiful Hilbert Circle Theatre in Indianapolis, Indiana. Ms. Kosin is finishing her studies at Ball State University where she is pursuing a Doctor of Arts degree in Voice Performance with a secondary concentration in Musical Theatre Studies. Ms. Kosin is currently teaching voice as an adjunct faculty member and academic advisor for the Ball State School of Music.

International award-winning pianist, Michael Rigney has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in both the United States and Europe. He currently teaches piano at Ball State University where he will finish his Doctor of Arts in Piano in 2019. Rigney approaches all music, whether composed hundreds of years ago or yesterday, with a sense of exploration and discovery. His programs often include thoughtful and unique pairings of styles, composers, and eras. Rigney's playing has often been described as incredibly sensitive and compelling. As the First Prize winner of the 13th Orfeo International Music Competition in Italy, Rigney premiered his own works for piano as well as gave performances of Liszt, Schubert, and Scarlatti at the Vipiteno Academy of Music in 2015. After returning from Italy, Rigney made his orchestral debut as the soloist with the Tulane Symphony Orchestra in New Orleans, Louisiana. In recent years Rigney has become increasingly focused on contemporary music as well as music by lesser known composers. In 2019 Rigney will finish recording the complete piano works of Arno Babadjanian, a 20th century Armenian composer. Babadjanian's complete piano works have only been recorded by a single artist one other time.

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