Intersections Concert

Start Date: October 11 2017 - 12:30 PM

End Date: October 11 2017 - 01:30 PM

Audience: General Public Event

Category: Performing Arts and Film

Location: QPAC

Description:

Soprano Sara Paar and pianist Mirna Lekic present Intersections, a program of intercultural works by Maurice Delage, Elisenda Fabregas, Polina Nazaykinskaya, Osnat Netzer, Niloufar Nourbakhsh, Fred Onovwerosuoke and Hilary Tann.  

 

Acclaimed as “sensitive to every expression in the text” (New York Concert Review), soprano Sara Paar is an enthusiastic interpreter of contemporary classical music, opera, vocal dance, and music theater. A native of Wisconsin, Ms. Paar has made New York her home and has performed both traditional and new works with local ensembles including Ensemble 365, S.E.M. Ensemble, One World Symphony, and The Choral Society of the Hamptons. Recent performances and recordings include works by Marga Richter, Roscoe Mitchell, and Clarice Assad. Ms. Paar recently received a doctoral degree in performance from The Graduate Center, City University of New York. 

 

Praised for her “intelligent and sincere pianism” (Examiner), pianist Mirna Lekić has performed in the United States, Canada, and Europe, at venues including New York’s Carnegie-Weill Hall, Symphony Space, World Trade Center, Chicago Cultural Center, St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, and Théâtre de l'Ile Saint-Louis and Théâtre de la Vieille Grille in Paris. Her solo performances have been broadcast on WQXR, WNYC, WFMT, WPRB, and Bosnian TV and radio stations, and her debut solo album, Masks, hailed as "spellbinding" and "a beauty" (Fanfare), was released in 2017 by Centaur Records. Mirna currently serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Queensborough Community College, CUNY. 

 

Sara and Mirna perform as members of the mixed quintet, Ensemble 365, and can be heard on the ensemble’s debut album Eastern Currents, which is being released on Romeo Records this fall.

 


Contact Name: Mirna Lekic

Contact Phone: 718.281.5026

Contact Email: mlekic@qcc.cuny.edu

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