Wallingford Symphony Orchestra concert features Broadway musicals
WALLINGFORD – The best of Broadway musicals includes the Wallingford Symphony Orchestra concert schedule on Sunday at 2 p.m. at the Paul Mellon Art Center, Choate Rosemary Hall.
The orchestra, led by Music Director Philip T. Ventre, will present a rich sampling of songs from the most beloved musicals and will feature singers Barrie Kreinek, soprano, and Charles Calotta, tenor, both Choate alumni who performed played with the WSO in previous years.
The orchestra and singers will perform a range of arrangements of these popular shows, including “Sound of Music”, “Chicago”, “Phantom of the Opera”, “Camelot”, “Carousel”, “My Fair Lady”, ” Cats “,” South Pacific “and” Les Misérables “. Also, “I model a modern major general” from Gilbert and Sullivan’s “Pirates of Penzance”.
Ticket information is available on the Wallingford Symphony website or from the Gallagher Travel Shoppe, 369 Center St.
Kreinek, actor, singer and playwright, graduated from Cornell University and Brown University / Trinity Repertory Company, and has appeared in off-Broadway and regional theaters which include a role in “Fiddler on the Roof” at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam. She has performed in cabarets, concerts and choral works, and is a singer-actress semi-finalist of the prestigious Lotte Lenya 2018 competition.
Calotta studied at the Blair School of Music at Vanderbilt University and has starred in all of Vanderbilt’s opera productions since his student days. In New York he performs frequently on recital, oratorio and opera stages, and is a member of the Amore Opera Company and soloist with the Astoria Choir. In March he will star in a production of Kurt Weill’s “Mahagonny Songspiel” and perform with the Della’arte Opera Company in their summer festival Mozart and Salieri.