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Sat, Jul 23


Krug Community Center

O ma Lyre Immortelle - Summer Concert

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O ma Lyre Immortelle - Summer Concert
O ma Lyre Immortelle - Summer Concert

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Jul 23, 2022, 7:00 PM CDT

Krug Community Center, 1400 S Wolf Rd, Wheeling, IL 60090, USA

About the Event

Unforgettable night @ Krug Community Circle.

Ola Rafało: “Ola  Rafało proved to be a mezzo to watch, with a strong Stride la Vampa”  said Anne Midgette, for the Washington Post, when Ola was featured as  Azucena and Amneris, in scenes at Kennedy Center. per Ola has laid the  foundation of her career as a dramatic mezzo, performing most of Verdi's  roles in her repertoire. She started with Fenena in Nabucco (Baltimore  Lyric Opera, Opera Carolina), “Rafało produced the best singing of the  evening, in spite of her role being smaller. "– L. Gazzola of Opera  Lively. Ola continued that trajectory as Azucena in Il Trovatore with  Opera Forza, and Maddalena in Rigoletto with Gulfshore Opera. She was  featured in various Verdi galas including: Gulfshore Opera, Opera Tampa,  Springfield Symphony, and Teatro Curci. She continues to establish her  unique artistry on the world's stages.

Irina Feoktistova : Irina  Feoktistova graduated from St. Petersburg Conservatoire, Russia. A  classically trained pianist, she has performed in the major halls of St.  Petersburg, Russia, and toured Europe and the United States as a  soloist, duo pianist, and accompanist. Irina Feoktistova graduated from  St. Petersburg Conservatoire, Russia. A classically trained pianist, she  has performed in the major halls of St. Petersburg, Russia, and toured  Europe and the United States as a soloist, duo pianist, and  accompanist.Ms. Feoktistova relocated to the United States in 1998, and  since then she has performed extensively in Chicagoland area and worked  as a free-lance musician at the Roosevelt, Loyola, Northwestern, and  DePaul universities. She has been involved in numerous musical theatre  productions as an accompanist and music director. She is also active in  various projects performing Russian and American contemporary music.

Eugene Kaler: Born  in the former Soviet Union into a family of musicians, Eugene  immigrated to the United States just in the nick of time, and by the age  of 7 had convinced his parents to allow him to take up the violin.  Eugene graduated from the prestigious Baltimore School for the Arts and  moved to Chicago where he studied at DePaul University, earning his BM  and MM in violin performance. Along with an Artist Diploma from Long  Island Conservatory, Eugene set out to travel the world, performing with  both national and international tours of award-winning musicals such as  West Side Story, Annie, Bridges of Madison County, and Kinky Boots.  Eugene acquired Kelvin Scott’s Viola just before departing with Lincoln  Center Stage to perform on Holland America Line’s Westerdam in the  mediterranean. He has toured Europe performing a symphonic celebration  of the music of Prince, and spent 10 weeks performing in the People’s  Republic of China. Prior to the advent of the international pandemic,  Eugene was the concertmaster of the National Tour of Dear Evan Hansen.  An avid improviser, painter, and actor, Eugene has collaborated with  artists such as Yo-Yo Ma, Ilya Kaler, David Barenboim, Chick Corea,  Alexander Markov, Yana Reznik, and Christopher Meloni. Eugene currently  resides in Chicago and spends his time performing on and composing for  the Viola and Violin.

Tickets: $25.00 Tel: 224-423-5784


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