NOTICE: This concert has been rescheduled due to inclement weather. Please see date change below.
Experience the transcendent beauty of the Brahms Requiem, the pinnacle of choral music. The mysticism and peace evoked by these deeply spiritual pieces make them beloved by performers and audiences alike.
Critically acclaimed as “a lively and feisty romantic lead, with a voice that soars”, Elizabeth Hillebrand’s bright, clean vocal lines and empathic characterizations have graced operatic and concert stages worldwide. A native of Wisconsin, Elizabeth moved to New York City and began her professional career with the role of Adele in Die Fledermaus with Opera New York. She went on to perform with many NY opera companies including. Other oratorio and solo concert engagements have showcased Elizabeth at some of the world’s most prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Cortona Italy, and Buxton Opera House in England.
Ms. Hillebrand holds double degrees in Voice Performance and Biology from Lawrence University in Appleton, WI. She continued her vocal training in New York City under the tutelage of acclaimed mezzo-soprano Elaine Bonazzi while concurrently earning a master’s of science degree from Stony Brook University in marine environmental science. In 2016 she earned her MD at Mayo Medical School and is in her final year of her Family Medicine Residency with the Mayo Graduate school.
Baritone Erik Krohg is a graduate of Concordia College (B.M.) and of Indiana University (M.M. Voice), where he served as an Associate Instructor. Krohg has performed a variety of roles in opera and oratorio, including Schaunard (La Bohème), Captain Corcoran (H.M.S. Pinafore), Aeneas (Dido and Aeneas), as well as Christ in Bach’s St. Matthew Passion, the baritone soloist in Britten’s War Requiem, Renè Clausen’s Memorial, Haydn’s Paukenmesse, Handel’s Messiah, and Vaughan Williams’ Five Mystical Songs and Dona Nobis Pacem. Krohg has frequently performed in competitions and festivals, most notably Tanglewood, Source Song Festival, and the New York Oratorio Society Competition (2nd Place). An active ensemble singer, he has performed with the Concordia Choir, NOTUS Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Fargo-Moorhead Opera Company Chorus, First Readings Project, and the VocalEssence
Due to predictions of serious winter weather that may impact the safety during travel of our audience and musicians, we have made the difficult decision to RESCHEDULE our upcoming Brahm’s Requiem concert from Saturday, March 9 at 7:30pm, to FRIDAY, MARCH 8 at 7:30pm. We understand that it may not be possible for some of you to attend. If you’ve already purchased tickets and are unable to attend the rescheduled performance on FRIDAY, MARCH 8, we can offer you two options: You can choose to receive a tax-deductible donation for the value of the tickets in support of Rochester Symphony, or receive a refund. Please contact the Rochester Symphony office via email or phone by Friday, March 15, to receive a refund or a receipt for your donation for the value of your tickets. We apologize for the inconvenience we know this will cause to many but felt it was the best option for the safety of all. Thank you for your understanding and support of Rochester Symphony!
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