Tuesday, March 18, starting at 7:00 pm, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, 838 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, the weekly “Tuesday Nights” concert series in collaboration with Opera Brittenica presents “On This Island: A Program of Songs by Benjamin Britten”. Songs will include “On this island”, and selections from “The British Isles” and “Moore’s Irish Melodies”. Featuring soprano Asha Carroll and pianist Maria Jung. Tickets are $10 at the door. For other concerts on the “TuesdayNights” series and directions to the venue please visit www.saintpeterscambridge.org/
Soprano Asha Carroll is a native of St. Paul, Minnesota. A recent graduate of New England Conservatory, she has been praised as “vocally and youthfully superb,” and in 2014 she will be seen as Donna Anna in Don Giovanni with the Janiec Opera Company at Brevard Music Center, where she will also cover the role of Lola in a workshop of Sister Carrie, a new opera by Robert Aldridge. The 2012-13 season featured Ms. Carroll as The Governess in The Turn of the Screw at New England Conservatory, a Professional Fellow at SongFest at Colburn, and a Castleton Festival CATS Young Artist under the baton of Lorin Maazel. Previous opera credits include Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), Belinda (Dido and Aeneas), Yum-Yum (The Mikado), Aline (The Sorcerer), Sister Constance (Dialogues of the Carmelites), and Serpetta (La finta giardiniera). As an interpreter of art song, Ms. Carroll has performed on the NEC Liederabend Series, on Pittsburgh Opera’s Brown Bag Concert Series, and at SongFest at Pepperdine. Asha Carroll holds a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory (2013) and a BFA in Vocal Performance from Carnegie Mellon University (2011). She has completed additional training at the Middlebury College German School and CCM Spoleto and is a two-time Schubert Club Competition Finalist and recipient of the Lee and Barbara Cass Award. Ms. Carroll resides in New York City.
Maria Hwa Yeong Jung (piano), native of Canada, is an active collaborative pianist in the Boston area. She is a graduate of University of Toronto, where she earned her Master’s degree in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, and Bachelor’s degree in Music Education under the tutelage of Lydia Wong and Dr.James Parker. Currently studying at New England Conservatory of Music, she studies with Dr.Cameron Stowe and John Moriarty in the Graduate Diploma program.