Upcoming Events for Teresa Winner Blume in opera, musical theatre, recital venues, and educational programs in the Boston area.
To honor each of the five years that Beverly Soll collaborated with extraordinary Boston-area singers on the Boston Singer's Resource Recital Series, we are joining together to present fabulous Retrospective Concert in June with selections from each of the programs.
June 4th, 3pm
The Archer estate, Danvers, MA
Walnut Hill School for the Arts Voice Program presents "The Finishing School" a comic opera in one act. Music by Franz von Suppe, New Adaptation by Martha Collins. DIRECTED BY TERESA WINNER BLUME
The scene is set in the late 1890s in a woman’s preparatory “finishing” school, loosely inspired by our very own Walnut Hill. This particular evening, all the young students are restless, and feeling especially romantic, dramatic and lovesick. The stoic and morally superior headmistress Miss Regina and her fellow teachers demand the girls set aside their silliness and focus on their studies. As the girls continue to entertain themselves in their dramatic pursuits, Helen dreams of being engaged to her beau, Charles. Sadly, her father has forbidden it unless Charles can gain secure employment within 48 hours. Charles comes to visit in secret, and a plan is hatched to change the fate of their lives together. The plan, of course, depends on perfectly timed comedic hijinx and deceptions in the garden at night, as one might expect in an opera. Everyone finds themselves in some sort of compromising scenario until, at last, they come together in a wonderfully happy end!
One Act. 65 minutes. No intermission.
Keiter Center for Performing Arts, Natick, MA
Saturday April 8th, 7pm.
Sunday, April 9th, 2pm.
Directed by Teresa Winner Blume. Featuring all Walnut Hill School for the Arts voice majors.
Teresa returns to this IRNE-award winning theatre for another Sondheim classic, "COMPANY" with a cast of veritable Boston stars. This will be her fourth production with the Lyric Stage (The Mikado; Into the Woods; Sweeney Todd), and her second time performing the role of "Jenny" (Moonbox Productions, 2014).
Performances are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings; Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday matinees. See website for details.
Performing Schubert's "Der Hirt auf dem Felsen" on a concert by Walnut Hill School for the Arts Faculty, Alumni and Students at the Shalin Liu Performing Arts Center in Rockport, MA
New music for soloists, duos and ensemble at the Advent Library. Teresa Blume will be presenting "Suma Beach," a piece for Voice and Shakuhachi, being played by composer Charles Turner. Additional performances featuring Orlando Cela, flute, the 9th Ear Ensemble, Leslie Ross and Janet Underhill.
Faculty Artist Recital
Gordon College Department of Music
- Teresa Winner Blume, soprano
- Jessica Modaff, piano
- Bill Kirkley, clarinet
Featuring Schubert's Der Hirt auf dem Felsen
This international boarding high school for arts students will feature several performances throughout all our arts majors for our Fall Parent's Weekend.
We invite you to attend our Voice Department Event on Friday, October 23rd at 7pm.
Please join our talented Voice Majors for their first recital of the fall, inspired by Halloween. Texts, in a variety of languages, include characters such as mythological creatures, elves, dwarves, fairies, woodland creatures and spirits. We visit the grand themes of Night-time, Unrequited Love, and even Death. Art songs and lieder by a range of composers from Haydn, to Schubert, to Hundley, and even a song from Japanese anime!
Boswell Recital Hall, Walnut Hill School of the Arts, 12 Highland Street, Natick.
Monday, October 19th at the A.R.T.'s Club Oberon!
I'll be featured in "The Girl in 14G", "Speaking French," the "Andrew Lloyd Webber Love Trio," and an incredible group of musical theatre artists will share their fabulous talent and heart for a truly lovely cabaret concert that will have you cheering, crying and singing along. Come join us!
Songs by Yip Harburg and Ira Gershwin, both familiar and rare, including collaborations with George Gershwin, Harold Arlen, Vernon Duke, Jerome Kern and others. Join us!
- Friday, October 16th, 2015, 7:30 pm at Follen Community Church, 755 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington
- Sunday, October 18th, 2015, 3:00pm at Pickman Hall of the Longy School of Music, 27 Garden Street, Cambridge
Tickets: $25, $20 students/seniors http://americanclassicsmusic.org/current-season/
*American Classics is a non-profit organization.
Summer Explorations: Musical Theatre Workshop. Rising 3rd-7th graders will work together to mount a full musical production. Co-led by Teresa Winner Blume, Musical Director and Kristen Mazzocchi, Director. Through the Needham Community Education Summer Explorations, an extension of Needham Public Schools.
Join me for my Opera on Tap Boston debut! This night will feature four singers performing an entertaining group of classical and contemporary musical theatre favorites!
"In 1977 the Oratorio Society of New York inaugurated an annual Solo Competition designed to encourage the art of oratorio singing and to give talented young singers an opportunity to advance their careers. The Competition has become international in scope and well-known in the music world. This is the only major competition to focus exclusively on oratorio singing."
Teresa is honored to have been selected to perform Lee Mingwei: SONIC BLOSSOM, the US debut. World-renowned artist, Lee Mingwei, presents the first on-going performance art piece that the MFA has ever produced, featuring some of the most beloved of all of Schubert's art songs. There has been much press about the project. See some feature articles and video featuring Teresa's performance and interviews with the Boston Globe and the Boston Herald, here.
What to expect: In the William I. Koch Gallery, as patrons enjoy the artwork, the Singer will wander among them. She will select a museum patron, and ask if they would like to receive a gift of song. If they agree, they will be led to a special chair designed by the artist, and the Singer will perform one of five Schubert lieder for the guest. SONIC BLOSSOM was inspired by a time when the artist's mother was ill, when the songs of Schubert were especially calming and healing during her recovery. Lee Mingwei has made a name for himself with his intelligent and moving art installations, which bring connectedness to the viewer and celebrate the human spirit.
Teresa will be the soloist during these times:
- March 11, 9:45-1:45
- March 16, 9:45-1:15
- March 25, 9:45-1:45
- March 30, 9:45-1:15
- April 1, 9:45-1:45
- April 3, 5:45-9:45
- April 6, 9:45-1:15
- April 8, 9:45-1:15
As a grant recipient from Needham Educational Fund, Teresa will be bringing a quartet of very fine classical singers to introduce Opera to the Fifth Grade at Mitchell Elementary School. Two workshops will be presented by Teresa in advance of the performance.
Teresa has been selected as one of 15 semi-finalists in the Opera Division of the Peter Elvins Competition for professional singers. Should she advance, the finals concert will be the same evening at 7:30pm, and the prize winners will be announced at the end of the evening.