The Regional Arts Council of Zachary will host the second of a three-part (concert) series, Concerts at the Pointe at Americana, on April 21 at 7 p.m. The second concert features renowned Brazilian pianist Joao-Paulo Casarotti and soprano Nancy Hendrick.
Joao-Paulo Casarotti, a Southern University music faculty member, will perform the solo piano version of Gershwin’s Rhapsody In Blue. Mr. Casarotti received his M.M. in Performance and Piano Pedagogy from Temple University and M.N. in Piano Pedagogy from the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, a Performance Diploma from the “Maestro Ernst Mahle” Music School of Piracicaba-Brazil, and a Performance Certificate from the National Academy of Music in Sofia-Bulgaria. Mr. Casarotti is a doctoral candidate currently completing his D.M.A. from LSU in piano performance. For more, visit www.Casarotti.me.
Nancy Hendrick will perform ‘O Mio Babbino Caro,’ songs by Puccini, and cabaret songs by William Bolcom. Ms. Hendrick graduated from Manhattan School of Music where she studied voice with world renowned mezzo soprano, Mignon Dunn. While in New York, Ms. Hendrick performed the roles of Despina in Cosi fan Tutte, Oscar in Un Ballo in Maschera, Susannah in Le Nozze Di Figaro and Musetta in La Boheme. Ms. Hendrick was a first place winner in the Regional NATS competition and a Metropolitan Opera Regional Council Audition Finalist.
The Regional Arts Council of Zachary is a community partner supporting visual and performing arts and art education in Zachary and its surrounding area. The Council is partnering with the Pointe at Americana, the newly-opened venue of the Americana traditional neighborhood development, to bring this concert series to Zachary and the surrounding communities.
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