Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 7:30 pm
Roland Hayes Concert Hall in UTC Fine Arts Center (corner of Palmetto and Vine St.)
Press Release 9/11/2009
On Tuesday, September 29, 2009, the UTC Orchestra under direction of Maestro Jooyong Ahn will be joined by coloratura soprano Desirée Soteres for an evening of orchestral music and operatic arias. The concert will be held at the Roland Hayes Concert Hall of the UTC Fine Arts Center, (corner of Palmetto and Vine St.) The concert begins at 7:30 pm and is open to the general public free of charge.
Jooyong Ahn Desirée Soteres
The program for the evening will include two orchestral masterworks, Richard Wagner's Prelude to Der Meistersinger von Nürnberg and Beethoven's Symphony No. 7. Ms. Soteres will be featured in several pieces including "Les Filles de Cadiz" from Delibes Lakme, Villa-Lobos "Bachianas Brasileiras No. 5", the Queen of the Night's aria "Die Hölle Racht" from Mozart's Magic Flute, Arditi's "Il Bacio", and "Vilia" from Lehar's The Merry Widow.
Soprano Desirée Soteres is a Chattanooga native who began her career with the Portland Opera Company and has since appeared throughout the US and abroad. She has appeared locally with the Chattanooga Symphony, the Chattanooga Bach Choir and the Chattanooga Theater Center. She was a featured performer in a series of concerts in Europe, South America, and Australia aboard Cunard's Vistafjord and Royal Viking Sun. She was named a world finalist in the Luciano Pavarotti International Voice Competition, a regional finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, a semi-finalist in the Jenny Lind Competition and a regional winner in the MacAllister Competition.
Maestro Jooyong Ahn is an Associate Professor of Music at UTC and Director of Orchestras. He has performed internationally and maintains an active schedule as a conductor, clinician, adjudicator, and teacher. Maestro Ahn has served as a juror for the Vakhtang Jordania International Conducting Competition in Ukraine and the United States for last two years. Maestro Ahn was invited by U.S. State Department and U.S. Embassy in Buenos Aires to oversee and to give masterclasses for seven selected youth orchestras in Argentina in June and July of 2009. He also guest conducted Orquesta Juvenil de San Martin and Orquesta Juvenil Chascomus.
For further information contact the UTC Music Dept. Office, 423-425-4601.