Ten Singing Stars - New Generation
Young professional singers perform operatic arias by Verdi, Puccini, Wagner and other composers with pianist Rachel Andrist, in a concert live from Zoomer Hall on The New Classical 96.3 FM and streaming on the internet. Two weeks prior to the concert, all the singers will have taken part in the IRCPA’s daylong Encounter with Brett Polegato. The internationally celebrated Canadian baritone will have offered each singer suggestions on artistic skills, and provided valuable career information and guidance, stressing the need for professionalism and striving for excellence. At the conclusion of the Oct. 15 performances, Polegato will select one of the singers as recipient of a coveted Career Blueprint, for three days of intense career advice and promotional materials – including new video and audio recordings, photographs, feedback auditions, and mentoring – at the National Opera America Center in New York. The Encounter and concert are a project of the International Resource Centre for Performing Artists, a service organization for Canada’s musicians. The IRCPA has arranged for each of the singers to attend the Encounter on a scholarship in the name of an important Canadian musical artist or arts patron past or present, donated by private individuals through the IRCPA’s fourth Name a Scholarship campaign. Tax-receiptable donations for future scholarships or the IRCPA’s continued work may be made through http://ircpa.net. The website also has photos and video from past Singing Stars events. The IRCPA acknowledges with thanks the support of the Azrieli Foundation, Toronto Arts Council, The New Classical FM, Remenyi House of Music, private donors, partners and volunteers.
This event is free.
International Resource Centre for Performing Artists
The International Resource Centre for Performing Artists (IRCPA) is a unique, charitable, service organization providing post academic resources to musicians, especially those who are marginalized or underserved. Our goal is to assist emerging professionals to achieve sustainable, fulfilling careers that meet or exceed their goals and search for excellence.
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Tune in to The New Classical 96.3 FM or visit http://classicalfm.ca the night of the concert.