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pro series: Elin Rombo, soprano & Sharon Rogers, piano
Please join us for an evening of wonderful music!
The evening’s program will feature art songs by four female composers of the 19th and early 20th centuries, alongside operatic duets and arias in Italian by Mozart and Monteverdi. Works by Nordic composers Elfrida Andrée of Sweden and Agathe Backer Grøndahl of Norway will be followed by selections in French and German by Lili Boulanger and Clara Schumann.
Elin Rombo, soprano & Sharon Rogers, piano
with guest pianist, Robert Richardson Sr.
Pianist, singer, and educator Sharon Rogers has had a lifelong love for the art song repertoire – cherishing its deep humanity, and profound expressive potential. As an alumna of Brandon University’s School of Music, Sharon is grateful for her mentors – Professors Sylvia and Robert Richardson, Don Henry and Lawrence Jones, and later Alexander Tselyakov, to name a few – who encouraged and nurtured her musical sensibilities and engaged her awareness of the singer-pianist relationship as she explored the world of vocal repertoire with her colleagues.
It was at Brandon University that Sharon met Elin Rombo, and their collaboration as students led to a series of concerts in Sweden over three consecutive summers. They reunited in 2019 for Brandon’s Augustfest concert series, and in July of 2022 for a concert at the Villa San Michele in Capri, Italy. It is a delight to renew their musical friendship once again and return to the concert hall where they first performed together 29 years ago, at Brandon University.
Sharon has dedicated her career to helping aspiring musicians realize their own artistic fulfillment. Having earned her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees at Brandon University, studying piano and voice, Sharon is now a member of the university’s voice faculty, and teaches piano and voice for the Eckhardt-Gramatté Conservatory of Music.
Every day, Sharon feels privileged to be part of this unique, vibrant musical community. For her, there is no greater joy than helping students nurture their creativity and skill, as they discover the songs they have within.
*Please note: School of Music students and BU Conservatory Music students are not required to pay an admission fee.
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