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July 3, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm CDT

Celebrating diversity in song, this recital co-curated by mezzo-soprano Ronnita Miller (Merola ‘05) and tenor Nicholas Phan will explore the many things our hearts desire. Featuring compositions by women and people of color, the program will include selections about romantic desire, physical desire, and the longing for home, for rest, for peace, and for a better world performed by select 2021 Merola young artists.

A trio of works follow: mezzo Gabrielle Beteag will sing Perry’s “Alien,” Graves will perform “Bright Moonlight” by Chinese-American violinist and composer Chen Yi, (a BandQuest and ChoralQuest composer) and baritone and composer Laureano Quant will perform his composition “Ahora hablo de gaitas.” All three artists will be accompanied by Guo.

Date & Time: Saturday, July 3, 2021 at 4 PM CT | 2 PM PT

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Bryan Banowetz, piano
Gabrielle Barkidjija, mezzo-soprano
Gabrielle Beteag, mezzo-soprano
Edward Graves, tenor
Erica Xiaoyan Guo, piano
Celeste Morales, soprano
Laureano Quant, baritone
Anna Smigelskaya, piano
Shiyu Tan, piano
Marika Yasuda, piano
Tianchi Zhang, tenor