Genius comes in all forms. Broadway composers, for almost 100 years, have created unforgettable melodies that have seeped into our shared consciousness. Join us for classics by Stephen Sondheim, Richard Rogers, Andrew Lloyd-Weber and others featuring mezzo-soprano Ana Guigui.
Beethoven tried his hand in a dozen theater works but his unparalleled genius shines through his absolute music. Among these works, his Fifth Symphony stands out as a powerful testament to the spirit of mankind and perhaps the most universally recognizable work in history.
Our conductor Donald Palmer presents a rousing season finale!
Ana Guigui Picture Gloria Estefan with Aretha Franklin’s soulful voice. Ana Guigui is a transplanted New Yorker presently living in Boston by way of Los Angeles. She was classically trained in piano, flute and viola before maturing into an accomplished singer, songwriter, keyboardist and actress. Ana has recorded and/or sung live with Ben Folds, Chip Taylor, Jon Secada, Deborah Gibson, Stephen Bishop, Andrew Gold, AMERICA, Juan Gabriel and Bo Bice. She also toured as a keyboardist/vocalist with Christopher Cross for seven years.
Ana is an independent artist and her original album, Love Is On The Line, was produced by Andrew Gold (“Lonely Boy”, “Thank You For Being a Friend”), released in 2006 and distributed internationally by BFM Digital.
In 2013, Ana completed her DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) degree in Opera/Vocal Arts at USC’s Thornton School of Music. Ana is currently Associate Professor of Voice at the Berklee College of Music in Boston. Ana has taught numerous years for the Berklee Five-Week summer program, commercial voice and jazz piano at Cal/Polytechnic University/Pomona and Musical Theater at the Lee Strasberg Institute in West Hollywood, California. She participated in the prestigious SongFest art song program hosted at the Colburn School in Los Angeles in the summer of 2012, working closely with Jake Heggie, Gran Gershon, Amy Burton and other reputable 21st century classical composers. She is co-founder of Opera On Tap L.A. with Damien Elwood and founder and artistic director of Opera On Tap Latino, whose mission is to perform classical vocal repertoire in alternative venues around the L.A. area. Expanding on her jazz voice minor, she is also currently part of Tierney Sutton’s jazz voice improvisation community outreach program at the Lobero Theater, based in Santa Barbara, California.