On Saturday, May 9 at 8 pm, the Torrington Symphony Orchestra will present, “Viva Italia II,” at the Warner Theatre’s Nancy Marine Studio Theatre.
Conducted by Maurice Steinberg, “Viva Italia II” features Italian composers and melodies performed by guest soloists Christi McLain and Jerron Jorgenson.
Soprano Christi McLain made her New England debut with Connecticut Lyric Opera and was selected as a finalist for Connecticut Concert Opera’s American Opera Idol competition. Before relocating to CT, Christi McLain received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Voice Performance from Arizona State University. Dr. McLain has performed throughout Europe including Germany, Austria, Ireland, and Luxembourg. This spring, she will be joining the Hartford Opera Theatre.
A native of South Dakota, tenor Jerron Jorgensen performs, conducts, and arranges for a number of organizations in the Hartford metropolitan area. Jerron is pursuing doctoral studies at The Hartt School of Music, where he is also honored to serve as a Teaching Fellow in voice. In addition, Jerron presides as the Director of Music at First Congregational Church of Granby, and Music Director for the Connecticut Yankee Chorale in Torrington.
The Torrington Symphony Orchestra was founded in 1961 and has been an active part of the musical community ever since. The 45-plus Torrington Symphony amateur and professional musicians are drawn from 25 Connecticut towns, New York and Massachusetts.
Tickets are $22. Children 12 and under are free. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Warner Theatre Box Office at 860-489-7180 or online at http://www.warnertheatre.org