Parlor concert to present ‘Blessed, Sweet Oblivion’

Parlor concert to present ‘Blessed, Sweet Oblivion’

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is an updated version of the story published in today’s Guide. the times of the concert have been corrected. There will be two concerts Sunday, at 4 and 6:30 p.m.

NORTH STONINGTON — Soprano Ava Wing will join pianist Aymeric Dupré la Tour Sunday at the Stephen Main House in North Stonington village for two concerts called “Blessed, Sweet Oblivion,” a recital of evocative piano pieces and art songs. 

The concerts are the second in The Parlor Concert Series at North Stonington Historical Society. 

In the sophisticated musical genre of the art songs displayed in this concert, compositions by Vincenzo Bellini, Hector Berlioz, Charles Gounod, Franz Liszt, and Richard Wagner will musically illustrate and interpret the poetry of Pietro Bellini, Ernest Legouvé, Alfred de Musset, Friedrich Rückert, and Mathilde Wesendonck, which speaks of love on a deeper, grander, almost cosmographic scale, said Pamela Ryley, one of the organizers of the series. In place of shallow or fleeting passion, it suggests love can manifest itself as fantastic, complex, and immense as the universe we live in, she added.

Wing, who is from Saratoga Springs, N.Y., a graduate of the Purchase College Conservatory of Music and an alumna of the Daniel Ferro Vocal Program in Greve in Chianti, Italy, currently teaches and performs in the region.  She made her New York City debut with the Metro Chamber Orchestra in the American premiere of Van de Vate’s opera, “All Quiet on the Western Front.”

Dupré la Tour, a native of Lyon, France, earned an Artist Diploma in organ and a Master of Music in historical performance at Oberlin College, and a Doctor of Musical Arts from the Juilliard School. His performances have taken him across France, the United States, Canada, and South America. Dupré la Tour, who was appointed artistic director of the North Stonington Historical Society in 2015, is principal for harpsichord/organ/piano of the Chamber Orchestra of New York.  

The concert takes place Sunday, Feb. 11 at 4 and 6:30 p.m. on Tickets are $20 per person. Seating is limited and reservations are highly recommended. Call 860-245-5322.  


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