SOPRANO DANIELLE WOERNER AND PIANIST SUSAN ACETO IN CONCERT,
“TO BE SUNG UPON THE WATER,” FRIDAY, SEPT. 22nd, 2017 AT 7 P.M.,
PRESENTED BY SCHOODIC ARTS FOR ALL
On Friday evening, September 22nd at 7 P.M., soprano Danielle Woerner and pianist Susan Aceto will perform a concert of classical art songs called “To Be Sung Upon the Water” at Schoodic Arts for All’s Hammond Hall, in Winter Harbor.
“Susan and I have enjoyed putting together some of our favorite songs that deal with water in many forms,” says Woerner, who is also co-founder of the Sunrise CountyArts Institute in Milbridge. “Our audience will hear stories of oceans, streams, ice, tears—and mermaids, too. Ever since my husband and I migrated from the Catskill Mountains to live right by the sea, it’s been a natural idea for a program.”
The concert, named after a song by Franz Schubert, also includes music by Clara Schumann, Henri Duparc, Francis Poulenc, Hector Berlioz, Ralph Vaughan Williams, Xavier Montsalvatge and Joaquin Rodrigo.
The program is a variation on one the singer and pianist gave earlier this summer with great success at the Eastport Arts Center. “We’re happy to be able to bring it closer to home—in our cases, Milbridge and Roque Bluffs,” says Woerner, “and we were delighted when SAFA liked the idea.”
Admission is $15.00. Hammond Hall is located at 427 Main Street in Winter Harbor, ME.
MEET THE ARTISTS
Soprano Danielle Woerner’s career in opera, recital and chamber music, and as a recording artist and voice teacher, began in New York City, where The New York Postcalled her “one of the shining lights of New York’s musical life.” It continued in NY’s mid-Hudson Valley, and now is focused in Milbridge, ME, where she is co-founder of theSunrise County Arts Institute. She has soloed at all NYC’s major recital venues, including Alice Tully, Carnegie Recital (Weill) and Merkin Concert Halls. In the Hudson Valley, her appearances included Woodstock’s Maverick Concert Hall, and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic and Woodstock Chamber Orchestras. As soloist with chamber choirs, she toured Spain with Harold Rosenberg’s Canticum Novum, and Germany with Barbara Pickhardt’s Ars Choralis. Her two CDs of 20th century American songs and chamber music, for Albany and Parnassus Records, garnered international accolades. A devoted teacher, she has seen many of her students go on to professional musical careers of their own. Ms. Woerner holds a B.A. in Music from Bard College, an honors certificate in French from the Université d’Aix-Marseille, and a Master’s Certificate in Songwriting from Berklee College of Music. As a member of the NY Singing Teachers’ Assn., she completed its professional training program. Her own most influential teachers have included Lennie Tristano (jazz) and Bethany Beardslee Winham.
Pianist Susan Aceto, active as a performer and as a teacher of piano and coach of chamber music, holds a M.Mus. degree in piano performance, and was awarded Master Teacher Certification by MTNA in 1987. Her greatest delight is performing chamber music; ensembles have included the Maine Chamber Players, a piano, cello, flute trio listed with Maine Touring Arts, and the Williams Chamber Players. Ms. Aceto has taught at several colleges and universities, most recently as adjunct instructor of piano at Williams College in MA. She has been solo artist with orchestras on numerous occasions, including performing the Shostakovich Piano Concerto #1 with the Bangor Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Maestro Werner Torkanowsky. Presently a resident of Tucson AZ , when not in Roque Bluffs ME, Ms. Aceto is Director of a Songwriting Competition for the Tucson Desert Song Festival.