Guest Recital: Damian Savarino, bass
Join us this Sunday, January 26, at 7 PM in Paul Recital Hall for the Guest Artist recital of Dr. Damian Savarino, bass, and Dr. Richard Roberson, piano, as they perform Franz Schubert’s Winterreise.
A little about the performers:
Dr. Damian Savarino, bass, is an Associate Professor of Music at Messiah College. He teaches undergraduate voice, diction and vocal pedagogy for the graduate conducting program, as well as being the director of the Messiah College Opera Workshop. Before his appointment to Messiah, he served on the voice faculties of the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City and Drexel University in Philadelphia. Dr. Savarino holds degrees from Ithaca College, the New England Conservatory and has a doctorate in Vocal Performance at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C. As a performer, Dr. Savarino has appeared with opera companies and orchestras across the nation such as Teatro Grattacielo (Lincoln Center), Central City Opera, Des Moines Metro Opera, Summer Opera Theater Company, Distinguished Concerts International New York (Carnegie Hall), the Handel and Haydn Society, the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra, and the Harrisburg Symphony, as well as a recitalist in Germany, Greece and Sicily. Dr. Savarino is a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS), the American Guild of Musical Artists (AGMA), the National Opera Association (NOA) and the College Music Society (CMS).
Pianist Richard Roberson has pursued a wide range of musical activities as both a teacher and performer. As a pianist he continues to perform as both a soloist and collaborative artist. Also a composer and conductor, he has conducted a wide variety of musical theatre productions, and his recent works include the song cycle Tryptic, and the Clarinet Suite. Dr. Roberson is a graduate of the schools of music of Indiana University and the University of North Texas, where his principal teachers were Hans Graf, Walter Robert, Larry Walz, and Bernhard Heiden. He currently serves as Dean of the School of the Arts at Messiah College.
Sunday, January 26 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm