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Concert Season


April 28, 2019
Canto Zenzero:
An Evening of Classical Hits
Kathleen Monson, soprano
Brynn Bixby, soprano
Ginny Weant, soprano
Riko Higuma, pianist

May 19, 2019
A Journey of Self-Discovery
Art Songs of Grieg, Poulenc and Harbison
Tessa Romano, mezzo-soprano
Christopher Bradshaw, pianist


Concert Season

September 22, 2019
Hoffnung Trio:
100 Años de Música Chilena
Claudia Peñalillo, clarinet
Patricio Riquelme, cello
Milén Fuentes, piano

November 17, 2019
Piano and Poetry
Christopher Bradshaw, piano


September 15, 2013
Martin Söderberg, piano
Music of Spanish Composers

October 20, 2013
500 Years of Music
for Guitar
Peter Griggs, classical guitar

November 17, 2013
Stefanie Izzo, soprano
Luis González, baritone
David Taubman, piano

January 19, 2014
Nelson Ojeda Valdés, piano
Luis González, baritone

February 16, 2014
Chamber Music Concert
Akiko Hosoi, violin
Laura Ha, violin
Alyssa Hardie Beckmann, viola
Midori Sadamatsu Witkowski, viola
Julian Schwarz, cello
Andrew Trombley, double bass
Christopher Bradshaw, piano

March 16, 2014
Filip Pogády, violin
Peter Fancovic, piano

May 18, 2014
Children's Program
Nelson Ojeda Valdés, piano
Christopher Bradshaw, piano

October 19, 2014
Quartet for the End of Time
Chamber Music Recital
Catherine Lawlor, violin
Tony Park, clarinet
Elizabeth Kim, cello
Markus Kaitila, piano

November 16, 2014
The Studio of Nelson Ojeda Valdés
A Concert of Chamber Music

January 18, 2015
Rebecca Jordan, flute
Nelson Ojeda Valdés, piano

February 15, 2015
A Night at the Opera
Anna Noggle, soprano
Victor Starsky, tenor

March 22, 2015
Through Her Eyes:
A Celebration of Women in Music
Stefanie Izzo, soprano
Catherine Frank, piano

April 19, 2015
The Three B's
Christopher Bradshaw, piano

October 18, 2015
Lynette Carveth, soprano
Nelson Ojeda Valdés, piano
Spanish Music
for Voice and Piano

November 15, 2015
Chamber Music
Students of
Nelson Ojeda Valdés

December 13, 2015
Olivia Smith, soprano
Christopher Bradshaw, piano
Mozart, Brahms, Britten

January 17, 2016
Stefanie Izzo, soprano

February 21, 2016
Markus Kaitila, piano

April 24, 2016
Children's Opera Program:
Beauty and the Beast
by Vittorio Giannini
Anna Noggle, soprano
Victor Starsky, Tenor
Jessica Kimple, Mezzo-Soprano
Todd Wachsman, Baritone
Christopher Bradshaw, piano

May 15, 2016
Bones of Contention
Brass Ensemble
*Jeremy Kempton, tenor trombone
*Alex Somer, tenor trombone
Jacob Elkin, tenor trombone
*Nick Healy, bass trombone

*members of the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra

October 30, 2016
Nicoletta Julia Berry, soprano
Yurika Mihara, pianist

November 13, 2016
A Cappella Group:
The Rough Dozen

December 18, 2016
Peter Griggs, classical guitarist

January 15, 2017
Granados and Ginastera: Nationalism, Tradition and Vogue
Nelson Ojeda Valdés, pianist

February 19, 2017
Olivia Smith, mezzo-soprano
Christopher Bradshaw, pianist

March 19, 2017
Lady Music: A Celebration
of Women Composers
Stefanie Izzo & Amelia Lubrano,
Catherine Frank & Jessica Anderson,

April 23, 2017
David Glukh, trumpet
Liya Petrides, soprano/pianist

May 21, 2017
Pictures at an Exhibition
music of
Mussorgsky and Prokofiev
Christopher Bradshaw, pianist

October 15, 2017
Granados Anniversary Concert
Nelson Ojeda Valdés, piano
Christopher Bradshaw, piano
Marisol Espada, cello
Brian Ford, violin
Caitlin Caruso-Dobbs, soprano

November 19, 2017
The Vocalis Consort:
Music of Francis Poulenc
Christopher Reames, tenor
Igor Correa, actor
Martin Néron, piano

January 21, 2018
The Astoria Music Project presents
The Feminine Classique
Stefanie Izzo, soprano

February 18, 2018
L'Invitation au voyage:
Songs of Debussy, Fauré,
Duparc and Chausson
Sarah Cooper, soprano
Corey-James Crawford, countertenor
Sonya Headlam, soprano
Andrea Salazar, soprano
Martin Néron, pianist

March 18, 2018
Art Songs and Arias
David Friedman, baritone
Christopher Bradshaw, pianist

April 15, 2018
A Century of Spanish Dance
Ensemble Suite Iberia
Paul Jared Newman, guitar
Deirdre Towers, dance and castanets
Brian Ford, violin
Nelson Ojeda Valdés, pianist

May 27, 2018
Bright is the Ring of Words:
Music and Poetry of Britain
David Waterland, baritone
Christopher Bradshaw, pianist

October 21, 2018
Claude Debussy In Memoriam:
A Centenary Anniversary
Nelson Ojeda Valdés, piano
Christopher Bradshaw, piano
Darwin Cosme Sánchez, flute
Kate Dillingham, cello

November 18, 2018
"Contigo Peru"
The Vocalis Consort
Martin Néron, piano
Christopher Sierra, tenor

December 16, 2018
Jazz Trio Concert
Luca Rosenfeld, bass
Jean John, drums
Davis Whitfield, piano

January 20, 2019
"Cantabile" - Chamber Music for Clarinet, Cello, Voice and Piano
Claudia Peñailillo Villegas, clarinet
Kate Dillingham, cello
Ginny Weant, soprano
Christopher Bradshaw, piano

February 24, 2019
Art Song on the Move presents
"Zoology" - Music About Animals
Hai-Ting Chinn, mezzo-soprano
Martin Néron, piano

March 24, 2019
Astoria Music Project presents
The American Experience:
American Woman
Stefanie Izzo, soprano
Amanda Lee, french horn
David Taubman, piano
Rachel Hauser, violin

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Canto Zenzero, "The Singing Gingers" is a group of talented, classically trained, red-headed, sopranos. With a wide repertoire of sound, these ginger vocalists bring class, and style to a number of genres. Vocalist include sopranos Kathleen Monson, Ginny Weant and mezzo soprano Bryn Bixby. They are joined by world-renowned pianist Riko Higuma. As individual singers each brings to the group and impressive list of accomplishments including performances in Le Nozze di Figaro, Die Fledermaus, Madama Butterfly, Fidelio, Tannhäuser, Alcina, The Pirates of Penzance, Brigadoon and A Christmas Carol. In addition the ladies of Canto Zenzero have been featured with companies such as, The New York Philharmonic, Disney Cruise Lines, Fort Wayne Philharmonic, NoIO, On Site Opera, The Princeton Festival, Utah Lyric Opera, Opernfest Prague, and Chicago Choral Scholars. Performing both nationally and internationally Canto Zenzero is sure to delight and entertain you.

Canto Zenzero fuses the talents of our artists to create a stunning performance that seamlessly crosses the boundaries of musical genres. Our vocalists each have a formal music education and vocal training in the fields of classical music, musical theater, and folk songs. Each concert combines multiple genres, blending together a well-rounded and satisfying concert experience. We believe that our concerts have something for everyone.
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