Tuesday, October 15, 2002
The Mid-Columbia Sinfonietta, directed by Dorothy McCormick, presents its Fall Concert on Friday, Oct. 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Hood River Middle School auditorium.
The free family concert features soprano Jan Conrad singing arias from Gounod’s “Faust,” and “Bachianas Brasilieras,” by Villa-Lobos. Also featured are local violinists Hannah Diers and Seth Regentin. Accompanied by the orchestra, they will play Tartini’s “Sonata in D Major.”
Conrad has sung operatic roles with Amato Opera, New Jersey State Repertory Opera and Minnesota Opera, as well as caroling on the Dave Letterman Show.
She teaches private voice lessons and has performed locally with the Junior Orchestra. This fall, she will be singing the role of Sister Hubert in a production of “Nunsense” at Sylvia’s Dinner Theatre in Portland.
Hannah Diers, a student of McCormick, began playing violin four years ago at the age of 10. With a borrowed instrument, she took a beginning strings class for free, sponsored by the Chamber Music Society of Oregon.
A year later, Hannah began playing with the local Junior Orchestra, which McCormick directs, and has been there ever since.
Last summer she attended, on scholarship, Young Musicians and Artists, a two-week residential program at Willamette University. She also plays in the Metropolitan Youth Symphony in Portland.
“I love playing the violin because it allows me to express emotions,” Hannah says. She is in ninth grade and is home-schooled.
Seth Regentin, 13, is an eighth-grader at Gloria Dei Lutheran School in Hood River.
He started his studies with Irene Aiken of Parkdale, and is currently studying with McCormick. Seth plays for the Junior Orchestra and the Metropolitan Youth Symphony in Portland.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge