6 days ago · 3:00 PM
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Extraordinary Holiday Gala showcasing the human voice with special guests: marquee baritone Ryan De Ryke and Brandon Jack Acker (guitar/lute). Together through song, the audience departs on a soulful journey of peace and wonder..
Ticket price: $20, includes complimentary lite appetizers
Cash bar & other concessions also available.
Ticket link: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2711248
Very intimate theatre setting. Ideal listening room for serious, appreciative music lovers. Absolutely no barrier between Artist & audience!
Everyone gets the BEST seat in the house: GUARANTEED!
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Baritone Ryan de Ryke is an artist whose versatility and unique musical presence have made him increasingly in demand on both sides of the Atlantic. He has performed at many of the leading international music festivals including the Aldeburgh Festival in the UK and the summer festival at Aix-en-Provence in France. The Baltimore Sun hails him as “a talent that seems to defy labels, for without pretense or vocal tricks he delivers a naturally beautiful sound that penetrates to one’s inner core in every conceivable range… His is a voice I never tire of hearing.”
Ryan studied at the Peabody Conservatory with John Shirley Quirk, the Royal Academy of Music in London with Ian Partridge, and at the National Conservatory of Luxembourg with Georges Backes. His is also an alumnus of the Britten-Pears Institute in the UK and the Schubert Institute in Austria where he worked with great artists of the song world such as Elly Ameling, Wolfgang Holzmair, Julius Drake, Rudolf Jansen, and Helmut Deutsch.
Brandon J Acker is a highly sought out soloist, collaborator and lecturer on the classical guitar and renaissance lute. Notable achievements include: 1st Prize in the 2010 Society of American Musician’s competition; Performance degrees from both DePaul and Northwestern; An England tour with Chamber Opera Chicago; Premiering works and arrangements on WDRT 91.9FM; and a recently finished debut classical CD. “Franz Schubert: A Wanderer’s Guitar” is a recording collaboration with baritone Ryan de Ryke (also pictured here), exploring the once common practice in 19th century Viennese culture of performing Schubert lieder with guitar instead of piano. Brandon’s passion for opera has also led him to the study of continuo on the Baroque guitar and has performed with opera theaters as well as the Bach and Beethoven Ensemble and the Amadeus Consort. Internationally acclaimed guitarist Jason Vieaux referred to his playing as possessing a “Beautiful sound and a really nice touch on the instrument.”
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