MSO to spread ‘Holiday Joy’
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.