Community-based orchestra consisting of professional and highly skilled amateur players from the Hamilton and Burlington areas.

Kari Abraham — 2016 YAC Senior Runner-Up

Posted on January 17th, by Peter Macdonald in Community, Guest Artist, Soloist, Young Artists Competition. No Comments

Kari Abraham — 2016 YAC Senior Runner-Up

Kari Abraham is a passionate lyric soprano. She is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in voice performance at the University of Toronto where she studies with Wendy Nielsen. Ms. Abraham has attended various training programs such as Wendy Nielsen’s Vocal Technique Workshop, and COSI (Center for Opera Studies in Italy). Throughout her training she has had the privilege of working with Liz Upchurch, Anne Larlee, Tom Diamond, Russel Braun, Warren Jones, Michael McMahon, and Steven Philcox. Ms. Abraham holds a bachelor’s degree in performance from the University of Toronto, and in her last year was a chorister in UofT’s production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s HMS Pinafore. This past year she appeared as Emma in Toronto Operetta Theater’s production of Guerrero’s Los Gavilanes, and Guiletta in Summer Opera Lyric Theater’s production of Les contes d’Hoffman. Other opera excerpts include Vitellia (La clemenza di Tito), Fiordiligi (Così fan tutte), and Marzelline (Fidelio).

Kari will be singing Bizet’s “Je ne rien” from Carmen and Puccini’s “Quando men vo” from La Boheme at our “Rising Stars” concert on Sunday, April 2, 2017.

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Symphony on the Bay

Symphony on the Bay is a community-based symphony orchestra serving Hamilton, Burlington and surrounding areas. We began in 1973 as the McMaster Symphony Orchestra, left the university to become Symphony Hamilton in 1988, and rebranded as Symphony on the Bay in 2011 to reflect our role in the wider Hamilton-Burlington community. We made our new home in the magnificent Burlington Performing Arts Centre in 2011. Maestro Claudio Vena was appointed Conductor and Music Director in December 2015, succeeding Maestro James R. McKay who was our Conductor and Music Director for 19 years and now holds the title of Music Director Emeritus. Our orchestra, comprised of students, highly skilled amateurs and a core of professional players, is looking forward to this new chapter in the life of Symphony on the Bay. We hope you will be part of this new chapter!

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