June 30, 2022

Essex Winter Series Begins with Frederica von Stade with pianist Laurana Mitchelmore

Frederica von Stade, mezzo-soprano

The Essex Winter Series 2012 will be holding their first concert of the year on January 8 at 3 p.m. at Valley Regional High School, when they will present mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade with pianist Laurana Mitchelmore.

Recognized as one of today’s most beloved musical figures, Frederica von Stade has enriched the classical music world for three decades with appearances in opera, concert and recital, and on PBS specials and Live from Lincoln telecasts. Her achievements include more than 60 recordings, six Grammy nominations, two Grand Prix du Disc awards, theDeutsche Schallplattenpreis, Italy’s Premio della Critica Discografica, “Best of Year” citations by Stereo Review and Opera News, appointment to France’s L’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, and an award from President Reagan and the White House for her significant contribution to the arts.

World-class pianist and long-time collaborator Laurana Mitchelmore will accompany Miss von Stade, who has described this moving concert as a “musical autobiography.”

All concerts are at Valley Regional High School in Deep River Ct. and begin at 3 p.m.

Ticket information is available at www.essexwinterseries.com