Rossini Club Event Calendar

Jan
23
Sun
January 23rd First Zoom Concert of the 2022 Season
Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

The Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club in it’s 151st Season

Sunday, January 23rd, 2022 at 3 p.m.

Portland Rossini Club Zoom Program

The Rossini Club’s January 23, 2022 concert has been changed due to the unfortunate increase in COVID cases.

Instead of the previously scheduled live performance, the Rossini Club will host an online presentation of concert highlights from 2019-2021.

  • Robert Lehmann (violin) and Kimberly Lehmann (viola) perform Mozart’s Duo #2 in B flat major, K; 424 Adagio-Allegro; First Madrigal H. 313 (1947) by Bohuslav Martinu; and Tango “For una cabeza” by Carlos Gardel.
  • Pianist Diane Walsh performs the Brahms Intermezzo in B flat minor, Op. 117 No. 2; Rhapsody in B minor, Op. 79 No.1; and Rhapsody in G minor, Op. 79 No.2
  • Sopranos Malinda Haslett* and Danielle Vayenas, with pianist Scott Wheatley*, will perform arias by Offenbach, Puccini, Mozart, and Herbert

The online presentation will air on Sunday, January 23 at 3:00 p.m.

To sign up for viewing the Concert, use the registration form below on this page. You will receive an email the day before the concert with the Zoom link.

January 23rd Flyer

January 23rd Program


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Performing Members

Malinda Haslett

Malinda Haslett, soprano:

Malinda is a worldwide performer with more than 30 leading roles to her name. A scholar who earned her Doctor of Music in Arts degree from Stony Brook University, she is currently the Director of Vocal studies at the University of Southern Maine. Selected international solo performances include those at the Royal Opera House (London, UK), solo recitals in Beirut (Lebanon) and Danang (Vietnam). Her Berlin debut took place at the famed Konzerthaus in the German premiere of Ethel Smyth’s Prison. She has sung Nannetta in Falstaff, both with the Le Grand Théâtre de Limoges and the Le Grand Théâtre d Reims. She has sung Pamina in Die Zauberflöte and Micaëla in Carmen with the Festival Lyrique-en-mer and in Italy. Earlier this fall, she presented a lecture recital in Wales (with pianist Scott Wheatley), championing the music of Claude Arrieu, female composer and member of the French Resistance. In addition to singing recitals at University of Southern Maine and Tulane University, her upcoming orchestral performances include Mozart’s Exsultate Jubilate at Merrill Hall in Portland, Maine, followed by John Mackey’s Places We No Longer Go with Casco Bay Wind Symphony. In the spring, she will sing Vive la revolution! Songs that created change in celebration of the 19th Amendment ratifying the women’s right to vote, followed by performances in Boston at the Eustis Estate and St. Bardolph’s Club.

 

Danielle Vayenas, soprano:

Danielle Vayenas

Danielle has performed as a featured concert soloist in Maine with groups including the Oratorio Chorale, Midcoast Symphony Orchestra, the Maine Music Society, Bowdoin Chorale and ChoralArt, most recently singing the Mozart Requiem with the Lincoln Festival Chorale. She has also sung as a soloist in the greater Boston area, with the Salem Philharmonic, Longwood Opera, the Masterworks Chorale, and most recently in a gala performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony and Dvorak’s Requiem with the Paul Madore Chorale. Her other solo oratorio performances include Haydn’s Creation, Mozart’s Mass in C minor, Brahms and Verdi’s Requiems among others, and among roles she’s sung in opera and musical theater, are “Micaela” in Bizet’s Carmen, the title role in Floyd’s Susannah, the “Mother” in Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors, “Mrs. Nordstrom” in Sondheim’s “A Little Night Music.” Of her performance of Mozart’s Mass in C minor with the Oratorio Chorale, the Portland Press Herald stated, “Vayenas was superb throughout what is really an operatic role. She and the woodwinds played in the Elysian fields for several minutes during the “Et Incarnatus Est” section of the credo, which is Mozart at his most charming.”

Diane Walsh, piano:

Diane Walsh

The award-winning Steinway Artist Diane Walsh has given solo and chamber music concerts in major venues in the United States, Canada, South America, Europe, Russia, China and New Zealand. Diane has appeared with the San Francisco, Indianapolis, Austin, Rochester, American, Delaware, Springfield and New Bedford symphonies, Orpheus and St. Luke’s chamber orchestras, and the Munich, Frankfurt, Stuttgart and Berlin radio symphonies. She was soloist with the Portland Symphony in 2017 and 2019, and was a guest artist at the Portland Chamber Music Festival in 2017 and 2018. She led the Skaneateles (N.Y.) Festival as Artistic Director from 1999 to 2004. Ms. Walsh has performed Beethoven’s Variations on a Waltz of Diabelli well over 200 times in the Broadway production of 33 Variations, a play by Moisés Kaufman starring Jane Fonda, and in three other productions in Washington, La Jolla and Los Angeles. A frequent chamber music partner, she is a member of the La Fenice quintet and the Walsh-Drucker-Cooper Trio, and has appeared at many summer festivals, including Bard, Marlboro, Chesapeake and Santa Fe. She has released eighteen recordings of repertoire ranging from Bach to Corigliano. Ms. Walsh was an Associate Professor at Mannes College of Music in New York City for 32 years, and in 2015 was a Visiting Artist at Colby College. She lives in Scarborough with her husband, the writer Richard Pollak.

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Feb
27
Sun
February 27th Concert
Feb 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club in it’s 151st Season

Sunday, February 27th, 2022 at 3 p.m.

Portland Rossini Club Program

Details for this concert are still to be planned. We look forward to sharing the music with you.

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Mar
27
Sun
March 27th Concert @ The Cathedral Church of St. Luke
Mar 27 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club in it’s 151st Season

Sunday, March 27th, 2022 at 3 p.m.

Portland Rossini Club Program

Details for this concert are still to be planned. We look forward to sharing the music with you.

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Apr
24
Sun
April 24th Concert
Apr 24 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club in it’s 151st Season

Sunday, April 24th, 2022 at 3 p.m.

Portland Rossini Club Program

Details for this concert are still to be planned. We look forward to sharing the music with you.

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May
15
Sun
May 15th Concert
May 15 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

The Public Concert Series of the Portland Rossini Club in it’s 151st Season

Sunday, May 15th, 2022 at 3 p.m.

Portland Rossini Club Program

Details for this concert are still to be planned. We look forward to sharing the music with you.

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