The South Haven
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Contributing to the Cultural Fabric of Our Community
Founded in 2010, the South Haven Performance Series is an all-volunteer community based organization dedicated to providing a rich mixture of professional music and the performing arts for residents and visitors of South Haven, along with performance art education opportunities for local youth. The Series is making a positive impact on the cultural fabric of the South Haven community. Suggestions for future concerts are welcomed. Please email them to southhavenm@comcast.net.
FRIDAY, AUGUST 25
Baritone Mario Diaz-Moresco
Pianist Spencer Myer

First United Methodist Church, 7:30 p.m.

New York-based baritone Mario Dia-Moresco and solo and collaborative pianist Spencer Myer will be featured in concert by the South Haven Performance Series on Friday, August 25.


Presented at the First United Methodist Church, 429 Michigan Ave., beginning at 7:30 p.m., the concert is the last for the summer portion of the 2017 Series.


Featured in the first half of the program will be works by Franz Schubert which Diaz-Moresco describes as “the foundation of recital singing and dear to the heart of every classical singer.” The duo will conclude their concert with a selection of Cabaret Songs by William Bolcom.

 


 

 


 


Mario Diaz-Moresco
is garnering attention for his versatility and strong stage presence in both Opera and Art Song. An active recitalist, his Art Song repertoire includes works by Schumann, Vaughan Williams, Poulenc, Beethoven, Bolcom and Musto. Also passionate about new music, he has premiered Laura M. Kramer's song cycle The Miracle of the Walking Fish, for voice and guitar, and Julia Adolphe's opera Sylvia. He studied at the University of Colorado and the University of Southern California. He has been a young artist with Central City Opera, The Glimmerglass Festival, The St. Petersburg Opera Company and a Stern Fellow at SongFest. In recent seasons Mr. Diaz-Moresco has given recitals with pianist Spencer Myer on California’s  "InConcert Sierra" series, the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Series in Chicago and the Rocky River Chamber Music Society of Ohio.


Lauded for "superb playing" and "poised, alert musicianship" by the Boston Globe, and labeled "definitely a man to watch" by London's The Independent, American pianist Spencer Myer is one of the most respected and sought-after artists on today's concert stage.

Spencer Myer's orchestral, recital and chamber music performances have been heard throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Africa and Asia.

  Myer's career was launched with three important prizes: First Prize in the 2004 UNISA International Piano Competition in South Africa, the 2006 Christel DeHaan Classical Fellowship from the American Pianists Association and the Gold Medal from the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition. He is also a laureate of the 2007 William Kapell, 2005 Cleveland and 2005 Busoni international piano competitions. He enjoys an esteemed reputation as a vocal collaborator since winning the 2000 Marilyn Horne Foundation Competition.

 Myer's most recent recording -- "Bolcom: Selected Rags" -- was  released in January of 2017 on the Steinway & Sons label.
TUESDAY, DECEMBER 19
South Bend Chamber Singers
Peace Lutheran Church - 7:30 p.m.
Returning to the South Haven Performance Series by popular demand are the South Bend Chamber Singers. In its 28th season, the Chamber Singers are an ensemble-in-residence at Saint Mary’s College. They previously presented concerts in South Haven in 2010 and 2014. The concert will be new music for the Christmas season, featuring world premieres of works by American composers William Averitt and Zae Munn. The program will include new arrangements of familiar carols. Strings will be featured in several works.

We are grateful for the donors, including the South Haven Community Foundation, who faithfully support the South Haven Performance Series.
The South Haven Performance Series is a 501c (3) non-profit organization.