MSO to spread ‘Hol­i­day Joy’

Record Observer - - Arts & Entertainment -

EAS­TON — So­prano Colleen Daly and bari­tone Ron Loyd will join mu­sic direc­tor Julien Beni­chou and the Mid-At­lantic Sym­phony Orches­tra in a “Hol­i­day Joy” con­cert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, at the Avalon Theatre.

The pro­gram will in­clude se­lec­tions from “Mes­siah,” “The Nutcracker” and the “Sym­phony of Car­ols,” and sev­eral tra­di­tional hol­i­day tunes like “Silent Night,” “White Christ­mas” and “Oh Holy Night.”

Daly holds a mas­ter’s de­gree from the Opera Stu­dio at the Univer­sity of Mary­land in Col­lege Park and an artist’s diploma from the Academy of Vo­cal Arts. She has sung the roles of Mi­caela in “Car­men,” Musetta in “La Bo­heme” and Vi­o­letta in “La Travi­ata.” Her con­cert ap­pear­ances in­clude the Verdi, Brahms and Mozart Re­quiems, Beethoven’s Ninth Sym­phony and “Mes­siah.” She will sing the ti­tle role in Bal­ti­more Con­cert Opera’s 2017 pro­duc­tion of “Su­san­nah.”

A grad­u­ate of Texas A&M and cur­rently a res­i­dent of New York, Loyd has been termed “a ro­bust bari­tone” by The New York Times. He has sung the clas­sic bari­tone roles of Scarpia, Rigo­letto and Mac­beth, in ad­di­tion to To­nio and Le­porello, and has ex­ten­sive ex­pe­ri­ence in stage mu­si­cals, in­clud­ing “South Pa­cific,” “My Fair Lady” and “Can­dide.”

Tick­ets for this con­cert are $45, and avail­able at Crack­er­jack’s in Eas­ton. The con­cert will be re­peated at 7 p.m. Dec. 9 at Mariner’s Bethel Church in Ocean View, Del., and 3 p.m. Dec. 10 at the Com­mu­nity Church in Ber­lin.

The Mid-At­lantic Sym­phony Orches­tra is sup­ported in part by the Mary­land State Arts Coun­cil and Tal­bot County Arts Coun­cil.

COLLEEN DALY

RON LLOYD

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