Indonesian Community in USA: 12 DEC - Indonesian mix Music Concert

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

12 DEC - Indonesian mix Music Concert

The Capitol Hill Arts Workshop presents,
East Meets Wests: A concert of Indonesian, American, Italian and English Songs

Performed by:
  • Dani Dumadi,Indonesian Tenor
  • Jennifer Weingartner, Lyric Soprano
  • Barbara Schelstrate, Piano Accompanist

Saturday, December 12 at 8 pm

Capitol Hill Arts Workshop (CHAW)
545 7th St SE
Washington DC
two blocks south of the Eastern Market metro

Tickets for the concert:

  • Dani Dumadi, Tenor
    Dani is an Indonesian singer and husband to Indonesian diplomat. He sang with Indonesia’s prestigious chamber-choir Batavia Madrigal Singers, and had performed with them in Indonesia and numerous international events including the 5th Taipei International Choral Festival, 20th Macau International Music Festival, and Normandy’s Polyfollia. In Washington DC, he sang with the Master Chorale of Washington and has done several performances with them and the National Symphony Orchestra at Kennedy Center. He also performed at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop in the production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance” (as Frederic), and “Iolanthe” (as Strephon). During the weekends, he sings with St. Gregory Choir and Schola at St. John the Beloved Church and as cantor at St. Michael the Archangel Church. He took voice lessons with Indonesian tenor Albert Wisnu, soprano Rozana Unsulangi, and, for the past three years, with American tenor
    Issachah Savage.

  • Jennifer Weingartner, Lyric Soprano
    Praised by The Washington Post for her “clear, focused voice,” Jennifer Weingartner is a lyric soprano from New York. She recently performed the role of Giannetta in “L’Elisir d’Amore” with the Bel Cantanti Summer Opera Festival. Ms. Weingartner has performed with the 7 Sopranos, the Friday Morning Music Club Orchestra, Summer Opera Theatre, The Washington Savoyards, OperaWorks, Bel Cantanti, New York Opera Studio and the Crittenden Summer Opera Workshop. She has performed at the Austrian and German Embassies and with The Master Chorale of Washington at the Kennedy Center. Ms. Weingartner played the role of Phyllis in “Iolanthe”, Sylviane in “The Merry Widow” and Amahl in “Amahl and the Night Visitors.” She has also performed in opera scenes as Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro), Cio-Cio San (Madama Butterfly), Micaela (Carmen), Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte), Dorine (Tartuffe), Ilia (Idomeneo) and Adina (L’Elisir d’Amore).
    Ms. Weingartner holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Music from SUNY Stony Brook and a Master’s Degree in Voice from Westminster Choir College. She currently studies with soprano Ruth Golden.

  • Barbara Schelstrate, Accompanist
    Barbara Schelstrate accompanies many singers, instrumentalists and choruses in the Washington area. She is currently the pianist for the Blue Ridge Suzuki Camp in Warm Springs, Virginia, and the LGCW Chorus in Washington, D.C. Her music-directing credits include two Gilbert & Sullivan shows – Pirates of Penzance (2008) and Iolanthe (2009) – at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop, as well as numerous musicals for Chalice Theatre at the Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington (UUCA). Currently she is music-directing a production of Amahl and the Night Visitors at UUCA, with planned performances on December 20th of this year. Barbara is also a composer: she has written music for The Snow Queen, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s tale by the same name. And she has composed a cycle of Shakespeare songs for mezzo-soprano and piano, as well as numerous other pieces.

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