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Concert Season


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
Stefanie Izzo, soprano
Women's Herstory Month:
Music of Women Composers

April 23, 2017
David Glukh, trumpet

May 21, 2017
Christopher Bradshaw, pianist


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

Sunday, October 30, 2016
6:00 pm

Nicoletta Berry, soprano

With Special Guests
Merissa Beddows, mezzo-soprano
& James Scott Berry, tenor
In thirty years of  competitions, Nicolettas's singing of "O mio babbino caro" was the best we have ever  heard!                         
-The Schmidt Family

Her singing was heart-breakingly beautiful…I had goosebumps.
-Schmidt Competition Judge, Rose Marie Freni

If you close your eyes, you cannot imagine the voice you are hearing is coming from a sixteen year old. Her depth of expression, her musical line, and her phrasing far surpass her years.                          
-Schmidt Competition Judge and International
 Opera star, Frank Lapardo

I was very impressed by Nicoletta's voice. She has a wonderful color and very good style.  Hearing Nicoletta made me think about the young Anna Moffo, who was one of the most astonishing sopranos ever. 
-Italian Tenor, Matteo Sartini
18 year old Nicoletta Julia Berry, soprano, was born in Monroe, Georgia. Her parents first noticed her singing ability at the age of five. That same year, she sang in public for the first time (Mariah Carey's Hero) at community fundraiser and subsequently sang for many other programs in the area. At the age of 14, she took an interest in opera after hearing Montserrat Caballé on the internet. Thereafter, she began intensive training with her father. In 2013, she began vocal training with soprano Michelle Trovato. In July of 2013 she was the youngest singer to be invited to sing for the vocal Master Class with Soprano Alexandra Deshorties and Tenor Matteo Sartini. Miss Berry also had the great opportunity to sing for Montserrat Caballé in September of 2013 at her Master Classes in Zaragoza, Spain. In June of 2014 Nicoletta was accepted to the Julliard Pre-college division for 2014-2015 and she also won First Place in the Schmidt Youth Vocal Competition in Washington, DC. The quotes below are from the judges and notable professional musicians.

Nicoletta graduated from The Juilliard School's Pre-College Division in May of 2016 and will be attending the Manhattan School of Music in September, 2016.

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