Born in Fuzhou, China, in the province of Fujian, Jianan began his music training at the age of five with piano lessons; he started singing when he was twenty. Mr. Huang moved to the United States to study at Indiana University, where he enrolled in the Master’s Program of the Jacobs School of Music. Mr. Huang made his American professional debut at the Cleveland Opera, …Continue reading
Known for both his musicality and his sparkling humor, Mr. Kranak made his solo debut in numerous oratorio and concert works this past season: Handel’s Messiah (Brooklyn Contemporary Chorus, and Grace Church), Schubert’s Nachtelle and Mass in G (Riverdale Choral Society) and, most recently, in Thea Musgrave’s Voices of our Ancestors, with New York Virtuoso Singers. The season’s performances also included Frosch in Die Fledermaus (Stony Brook Opera), and Geppetto in the children’s opera Pinocchio …Continue reading
Audience and chorus members alike were delighted to learn that mezzo-soprano Alison Gish is returning for a second season with Ars Musica Chorale. This past season the rich-voiced Ms Gish was a memorable alto soloist in Rachmaninoff’s All-Night Vigil and Bach’s Mass in B Minor. Other varied roles last season included Lisotta in the American premiere of Salieri’s La Cifra (dell’Arte Opera Ensemble), the title role …Continue reading
With her crystalline and agile voice, soprano Laura Kosar is enjoying a blossoming career on both the concert and operatic stages. Thus far in 2018 she has sung in performances of Le nozze di Figaro (Susanna), Die Zauberflöte (Pamina), Hänsel and Gretel (Gretel), Die Fledermaus (Adele), and the Mozart Requiem. Recently she was honored with the Milton Cross Award through the Minuetto Music Festival of …Continue reading
2017-2018 Member Handbook
Enjoy deep discounts when you buy season tickets with your choice of Premium or General Admission seating at all four of Ars Musica’s concerts; performed at West Side Presbyterian Church and Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ridgewood, NJ. Available until November 10th!
Saturday, May 18, 2019, 7 PM Remembering Leonard Bernstein, centenary celebration
Sunday, March 10, 2019, 4 PM Celebrated arias and choruses from the world’s greatest operas!
Saturday, December 8, 2018, 7 PM Signature holiday event arranged for the whole family to enjoy
Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7PM Selected works for chorus and orchestra by Schubert and Mozart, including the Requiem