Wednesday, November 30, 2011

OPERA SOLOISTS to be chosen through The American Prize national competitions in the performing arts

Vocal soloists for the CBASO & Chorus's May opera concert will be chosen this year as a part of The American Prize national competitions in the performing arts, which David Katz serves as Chief Judge.

This additional opportunity for professional and college/university vocalists in the opera division of The American Prize competitions in 2012 is examined on the competition blog.

The postmark deadline for applications is Monday, January 23, 2012.

Monday, November 21, 2011


David Katz, center, founding music director of the Chicago Bar Association Symphony Orchestra, stands with Jennifer Zlotow, right, the stunning piano soloist in Gershwin's Concerto in F, and CBASO concertmaster, Sara Su Jones, following Towers of Light, the opening concert of the CBA Symphony and Chorus's season, last week at St James Episcopal Cathedral in Chicago.

A large audience greeted the program, which also included selections from Randall Thompson's Frostiana (featuring the CBA Chorus), and Tchaikovsky's Serenade for Strings, with cheers and an instant standing ovation. The program also included the Chicago premiere of Wendel's Towers of Light—Elegy for Orchestra. 

Next up at St James Cathedral: A FLAIR for OPERA, a chamber concert featuring violinist Sara Su Jones, pianist Tatyana Stepanova and narrator Dennis Moore,  Sunday, January 15, 2012 at 3pm. Click here for tickets online.