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UPCA Lobby Series, Jazz Power Youth Workshop

The culminating performance of Jazz Power Youth Workshop, a program for teens held this spring at the United Palace, includes youth ages 8-17 singing and dancing to jazz and blues selections by Hop Wilson and Duke Ellington. The professional jazz band is led by Artistic Director Eli Yamin and the choreographer is Mickey Davidson. Scenes from the Jazz Power musical Nora’s Ark, about climate change and accepting difference will also be presented.

This event is produced through a collaboration by UPCA and Jazz Power Initiative, a non profit organization dedicated to transforming lives through jazz arts education.

UPCA Lobby Series, Cantanti Project’s “Far and Near”

Cantanti Project performs “Far and Near,” a concert that explores the distance between where you are and where you long to be. Some distances are small, some are big; some distances are measured by miles, and some by hopes and fears. Through opera, musical theater, and popular songs, Cantanti Project goes on a musical journey about the excitement of new adventures, the strength it takes to pursue your dreams, and the importance of finding a place where you belong.

Artists: Angela Dixon, Brittany Fowler, Tara Gruszkiewicz, Jane Hoffman, Aumna Iqbal, Mary Kathryn Monday, Rebecca Richardson, Joyce Yin, and pianist William Lewis

Featuring music from Carmen, Lakmé, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, and favorites such as “Somewhere over the Rainbow” and “Besame Mucho.”


About Cantanti Project

Cantanti Project is a singer-propelled arts organization praised for its “extraordinary” (OperaWire) and “fearless and endlessly creative” music programming (Voce di Meche) in New York City. Cantanti Project’s mission is to support the development of emerging artists and foster collaboration, and its overarching goals are to empower artists to be active creators and innovators, to bring diversity to classical music, and to inspire audiences with meaningful and moving performances. Through four distinctive formats – Concert, Opera, Recital, and Contemporary Projects – Cantanti Project honors the traditions of classical music while reinterpreting what it means to be a classical artist today.

The Monday night “Lobby Series” showcases local artists performing music, dance, spoken word, and other art forms for 100-125 guests in our Grand Foyer. With few stages uptown, the series is an important way for local artists to share work with neighbors and try out new material