The Annual Bartizal Family Memorial Concert
Honoring the memory of the fiercely supportive Dolores Bartizal, the APO invites you to experience something unconventional.
It starts with Michael Daugherty's "Dead Elvis" (1993) part of his larger work "Elvis Everywhere", a musical exploration of the cultural phenomenon surrounding Elvis Presley. Through the haunting tones of the bassoonist dressed as an Elvis impersonator and the innovative harmonies of the chamber ensemble, Daugherty's composition invites you to contemplate the enigma of Presley's legacy.
Then, it’s time to deep dive into the delightful and unconventional poetry of Edith Sitwell's "Facade" accompanied by music composed by William Walton. These poems are known for their playful use of language, rhythm, and sound, often creating a sense of absurdity.
Together, these pieces challenge the boundaries of tradition and celebrate the unexpected.
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Jessica Sudduth began her musical career in Fayetteville, AR where she studied music at the University of Arkansas, later going on to receive her Masters of Music from Boston University. An active performer and director in musical theatre, choral music, and jazz, Jessica eventually focused her pursuits on teaching music. Over the past 15+ years she has reached thousands of students through her work in the public schools, private teaching, her own music school, local music and arts organizations, and community events. Today Jessica uses her creative arts and teaching experience as the Senior Education Manager for Trike Theatre and Arkansas Philharmonic Orchestra while continuing to find new ways to support, teach, and create music and art in Northwest Arkansas.
Baritone Jonathan Stinson has appeared in leading and supporting roles with opera companies throughout the country and in Europe. Previous seasons have included Schaunard in La bohème at Lyric Opera of Kansas City, the 2nd Cardinal/2nd Oracle in Philip Glass' Galileo Galilei and Barone Douphol in La traviata with Cincinnati Opera, Lescaut in Manon Lescaut for The Cleveland Opera, Slim in Of Mice and Men and Peter in Hansel und Gretel at Kentucky Opera, Il conte Almaviva in Le nozze di Figaro with Arbor Opera Theatre, Joseph de Rocher in Dead Man Walking for Boston Opera Collaborative, and Antonio in Le nozze di Figaro for Opera Omaha. Abroad, he has sung Guglielmo in Così fan tutte and the title role of Gianni Schicchi in Varna, Bulgaria, the title role of Rigoletto in Manchester, UK, and the title role of Don Giovanni in Cortona, Italy.