UPCOMING EVENTS

Introducing the IlluminArtist Online Concert Series! All ticket proceeds go to benefit the performers.

IlluminArts is excited to launch the IlluminArtists Online Recital Series; an initiative through which IlluminArts will present individual singers in “concert” online, which can be viewed for $5 per concert. All ticket revenue will go to the artist, helping to cushion the financial blow caused by the countless cancellations and postponements of performances internationally and throughout the United States.

We are proud to present singers from the amazing roster of artists who have performed with IlluminArts in our past six seasons, as well as artists who will sing with us next season in this new online concert series.

Once you have purchased your ticket, you will receive instructions via email with a password and website to access the concert at the designated time.

Daniel Bates, Tenor with Christopher Toth, Piano

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

8:00PM

TICKETS: $5

Daniel Bates, a “youthful and clear” tenor, has performed leading roles such as Ferrando (Così fan tutte), Ottavio (Don Giovanni), Nadir (The Pearl Fishers), and the title role of Candide with companies including Santa Fe Opera, Israeli Opera, Syracuse Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Shreveport Opera, and Anchorage Opera. Daniel has also frequented the concert stage with orchestras including Symphoria, Rochester Philharmonic, and Villages Philharmonic. Daniel has received distinguished awards from the Sullivan Foundation, the Giulio Gari Foundation, the NSAL Vocal Competition, and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.

Daniel performed with IlluminArts in 2015 at the Miami Center for Architecture and Design in Songs of the City, Songs in the Dark: LISTEN TO THIS BUILDING.

Christopher Toth is the organist at Plymouth Congregational Church in Coconut Grove, chorus director at Royal Palm Yacht and Country Club and choral accompanist for Florida Singing Sons Boy Choir, the Gay Men’s Chorus of South Florida and John Knox Village. Chris studied music at The Cleveland Institute of Music where he earned his Bachelor Degree and Artist Diploma in organ performance.

Program:

Dichterliebe (A Poet's Love) - Robert Schumann's most famous song cycle

PAST EVENTS

Jonathan Beyer, Baritone

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

8:00PM

Jonathan Beyer is a baritone who has performed with several opera companies including the Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Teatro Petruzzelli, Oper Frankfurt, Vancouver Opera, Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Munich Philharmonic, Netherlands Radio Orchestra. He has given recitals through the Vocal Arts Society at the Kennedy Center, Marilyn Horne Foundation, Carnegie Hall Foundation, and Philadelphia Chamber Music Society. He has degrees from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. As a voice teacher, Jonathan has taught at the Curtis Institute of Music, Manhattan School of Music, Chautauqua Institution, University of British Columbia and others. Jonathan has also been seen on HGTV, the Food Network, is an official judge for the Miss America Program and is the co-host of The Skating Lesson YouTube channel. 

Jonathan performed with IlluminArts in 2018 at the Lowe Art Museum in Dresden: Hymn to Humanity. 

Program:

Be my Love - Toast of New Orleans - Nicholas Brodszky 

They say it's wonderful - Annie get your gun - Irving Berlin 

Someone to watch over me - Oh Kay! - George Gershwin 

Tangerine - Victor Schertzinger  

Love is a many splendored thing - Sammy Fain 

Poisoning Pigeons In the Park - Tom Lehrer 

Try to Remember - The Fantasticks - Harvey Schmidt 

That's All - Alan Brandt and Bob Haymes 

I've got you under my skin - Cole Porter 

Saga of Jenny - Lady in the Dark - Kurt Weill 

Misty Bermudez, Mezzo Soprano

Alvaro Bermudez, Guitar

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

8:00PM

(Misty and Alvaro will be donating all proceeds raised

through tickets sales to a designated Artist Relief Fund.)

Mezzo-soprano and conductor Misty Bermudez, a founding and long-time member of Grammy-nominated ensemble Seraphic Fire, has captivated critics and audiences alike with her "ravishing" voice and "compelling" concert performances (South Florida Sun Sentinel, Palm Beach Arts Paper). Solo engagements have included Opera Naples, The San Antonio Symphony, The New World Symphony, The Back Bay Chorale in Boston, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and Illuminarts in Miami. She is on the Humanities and Voice faculty of Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus, where she also directs the Chamber Singers, the campus’s select choir. In May 2018, Misty became the first female Artistic Director of the Civic Chorale of Greater Miami in its 48-year history. 

Colombian-American guitarist and composer Alvaro Bermudez has been recognized for his “fine…contemporary choral music” compositions, which have been described as “lovely” and “contagious.” (South Florida Classical Review, Music in Cincinnati, & Miami Clásica) In 2019, Alvaro was the recipient of a Knight New Work grant award for his composition Danzas del Silencio, a musical collaboration with Seraphic Fire. A guitarist in high demand in the classical, jazz, and musical theatre genres, Alvaro frequently plays with the finest musicians in South Florida. Alvaro is currently heads the guitar program at Ronald Reagan Senior High School’s Classical Arts Academy in Doral, Florida. 

Misty performed with IlluminArts in 2015 at the Bakehouse Art Complex: Teach Me to Write, Teach Me to Sing.

Program:

"Parlami d'amore, Mariù" by Cesare Andrea Bixio (Italy)

"Tierra Labrantia" by Carlos Vieco (Colombia)

"Dindi" by Antônio Carlos Jobim (Brazil)

"Sabor a Mí" by Álvaro Carrillo (Mexico)

"Stardust" by Hoagy Carmichael (United States)

"Hurí" Anonymous (Colombia)

"Se tu m'ami" by Alessandro Parisotti (Italy)

"El tra la la y el punteado" by Enrique Granados (Spain)

Elijah McCormack, Male Soprano

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

8:00PM

Elijah McCormack, male soprano, is a specialist in early music vocal performance. He most recently appeared with the Washington Bach Consort as the soprano soloist for their performance of Bach's Christmas Oratorio, where he was described as possessing "a voice with the kind of luminosity one longs for in Bach" (Washington Post). He has also performed at the Boston Early Music Festival and the American Bach Soloists Academy & Festival.

Elijah will join IlluminArts in the role of Miles for the October 2020 production of The Turn of the Screw at Vizcaya!​

Program:

  • Songs of Nadia Boulanger:

    • Élégie

    • Le Couteau

    • Prière

    • Soleils Couchants

    • Cantique

    • Chanson

  • Emile Paladilhe: Psyché

  • Songs of Lili Boulanger:

    • Reflets

    • Par ce que j'ai souffert, from "Clairiéres dans le ciel"

Annie Rosen, Mezzo Soprano

with special guest, Alexandra Loutsion

Thursday, April 2, 2020

8:00PM

A graduate of the prestigious Lyric Opera of Chicago's Ryan Opera Center Apprentice Program, Mezzo-soprano Annie Rosen's performances have been acclaimed as “fearless,” “intensely present,” and “soul-crushingly vulnerable.” This season she made her debut at The Metropolitan Opera, Calgary Opera and returned to the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She also appeared in concert at Carnegie Hall and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Hall.

Annie appeared with IlluminArts in the 2018 performance of "A Female Force: Celebrating the work of artist Ana Mendieta" at the de la Cruz Collection.

Program:

Hildegard von Bingen: O Rubor Sanguinis

Franz Schubert: An die Musik

Tommaso Giordani: Caro mio ben

Alessandro Parisotti: Se tu m'ami

Claudio Monteverdi: Pur ti miro

Samuel Barber: Sure on this shining Night

Joni Mitchell: Circle Game

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