All of the concerts in the Nisita Concert Series take place in the U. Tobe Recital Hall in the Music Building on the FGCU campus. Thank you for your support of the Bower School of Music, we look forward to seeing you throughout the season.
The brilliant tenor, Alex Richardson made his Metropolitan Opera and HD broadcast debut during the 2016-17 season under Simon Rattle and has been reengaged for the current season. Performing from New York’s Carnegie Hall to the Los Angeles Philharmonic and abroad, Richardson is a fast-rising tenor with a brilliant career ahead of him. He will be accompanied on the arias and art songs by Michael Baron.
Described by The SCENE magazine as a “musical force to be reckoned with,” Cameron Crozman is quickly being hailed as one of Canada’s leading young cellists. Playing on the ca. 1696 “Bonjour” Stradivarius cello and the ca. 1830 “Shaw” Adam cello bow generously on loan from the Canada Council for the Arts Instrument Bank, he has been praised for his versatility, musical expressivity, and remarkable technique. He received his Master’s Degree from the Paris Conservatoire. The program will include a variety of string and piano masterpieces.
Distinguished Professor of Music, Dr. Michael Baron enjoys a worldwide career. For this concert, he teams up with former student and brilliant pianist Priscila Navarro, the winner of several international competitions, to present the three major two-piano compositions of Sergei Rachmaninoff for two pianos in one evening. These two virtuoso pianists perform this complex music full of passion and fire with precision and temperament. This is a concert not to be missed.
Mason Bates Bagatelles for String Quartet and Electronica, Franz Schubert Trout Quintet