Join us for “Meet the Artist,” a new series of virtual events on Facebook Live. Each event will feature a live, informal interview with an exciting new artist, along with recorded performances.
Click here to visit Rose Hall on Facebook, be sure to "like" the page if you haven't already, and see the schedule below for more information on the artists and the dates and times of their broadcasts on Facebook Live.
Updates about additional virtual shows coming soon!
In memory of Marianne Margrave and Glenn Spiegel and their devoted service to The Arts at Grace.
Arise and Go Celtic Trio
Arise & Go is an exciting Celtic trio that finds its roots in the dance music of Ireland, Scotland and Atlantic Canada. Blending pipes, whistles, fiddle, and guitar, the group’s varied musical backgrounds combine to produce a sound which is both grounded in tradition and uniquely fresh and driving. From intimate house concerts to festival stages, Arise & Go has been hailed for their “precision and energy”.
Arise & Go, winners of North America’s longest running live folk radio broadcast Best of Bound for Glory Award 2018, has been featured in Irish Music Magazine, Roots Music Canada, The Boston Irish Reporter and the Irish American News where they have been praised for “musical complexity and colour” that is also “authentically mindful of tradition.” 2019 sees the release of the band’s new album Meeting Place as members Ellie Goud (fiddle), Michael Roddy (uilleann
pipes, border pipes, smallpipes, whistles) and Tim Ball (guitar, foot percussion) showcase the different Celtic traditions that each brings to the group’s sound.
(rescheduled from March 2020)
Cortez Mitchell, counter-tenor
Chanticleer, Minnesota Opera
Cortez Mitchell, countertenor, is a native of Detroit, MI. He graduated from Morgan State University with a B.A. in music and a B.S. in mathematics and holds an M.M. in voice from the University of Cincinnati's College Conservatory of Music.
As Minnesota Opera's first resident artist countertenor he performed the role of Cherubino in Mozart's Le nozze di Figaro and covered Nicklausse in Offenbach's Les Contes de Hoffman. With Urban Opera he performed the role of 1st Witch in Purcell’s Dido and Aneas. He has been featured in solo performances of J.S Bach's Cantata#147 Herz und Mund und Tat und Leben with the Dayton Philharmonic, R. Nathaniels Dett's The Ordering of Moses and Adolphus
Hailstork's Done Made My Vow with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Rachmaninov's Vespers in St. Petersburg Russia, and Wynton Marsallis' All Rise with the Lincoln Center Jazz Ensemble. Cortez has received awards from the National Opera Association, The Washington International competition and the Houston Grand Opera Eleanor McCollum competition. Mr. Mitchell is in his fourteenth season with Chanticleer.
Issachah Savage, dramatic tenor
Metropolitan Opera, Chicago Lyric Opera, Chicago Symphony, NY Philharmonic, Opéra National de Bordeaux
Dramatic tenor Issachah Savage is garnering acclaim as a “heldentenor par excellence” with “trumpet-like, clear, open-throated, powerful” singing (San Francisco Examiner). Praised for his “impressive natural instrument” (Opera News), Mr. Savage is the winner of the Seattle International Wagner Competition earning the main prize, audience favorite prize, orchestra favorite prize, and a special honor by Speight Jenkins.
In addition to his 2012 grand prize with the Marcello Giordani International Competition, Issachah has received a number of prestigious awards, recognition and career grants from institutions such as Wagner Societies of New York, Washington, D. C., and Northern California, Licia Albanese International Puccini Foundation, Olga Forrai Foundation, Gerda Lissner Foundation, Jensen Vocal Competition, Opera Index, and Giulio Gari Foundation. The tenor’s special talents were recognized early on by the Marian Anderson Society of Philadelphia, where he honored as its very first Scholar Artist and then again in 2009 as a prize winner in their Classical Icon competition. He has received two first places prizes in the esteemed Liederkranz Foundation competition, most recently in the 2012 Wagner Division and for General Opera in 2009. He possesses a Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from Morgan State University
and a Master’s Degree in Opera Voice Performance from The Catholic University of America.
Peter Chwazik Trio (jazz)
Peter Chwazik - Bassist Peter Chwazik has performed and recorded with a wide variety of jazz
and popular music artists ranging from Bo Diddley and The Mills Brothers to Wycliff Gordon and free jazz pioneer Don Cherry in concert settings across North America and Europe.
He is a long- time collaborator with Steve Stull and the CRS Barn Studio, contributing to Opera Cowpokes and several other projects. Peter lives in Rochester NY and is a private lesson instructor at Ithaca College, Cornell University, and Opus Ithaca.
(Rescheduled from March 2021)
Ubaldo Valli - conductor
The College-Community Orchestra is comprised of students and members of the community. The College-Community Orchestra is co-sponsored by SUNY Cortland and the Dan & Rose McNeil Foundation. Those interested should contact the Director, Ubaldo Valli at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Programming at Rose Hall is made possible by support from the Dan & Rose McNeil Foundation.
Founded in 2018, the foundation was created with a vision to support music and the Arts throughout the Cortland community. In an effort to further realize that vision, the McNeil family opened the doors of Rose Hall to present a variety of live concert programming for all to enjoy and find inspiration. From local youth orchestras to singer-songwriters and nationally-touring rock bands, the cathedral ceilings of this late 19th century building now echo the sounds of the best in local, regional and national talent.
Check back often for updates on new shows and events being added regularly.
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