New York Opera Society (NYOS) Presents “Fan the Moon Beams” – Broadway, Opera, Oysters fundraiser on Tuesday, August 13 at 7pm, at the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum (PMPM). The talented performers for the night include renown soprano Alisa Jordheim, pianist Jason Wirth, and will be directed by Barry McNabb. Jordheim will sing a wide range of Broadway hits including If I Loved You from “Carousel” by Rogers and Hammerstein, So in Love from “Kiss Me Kate” by Cole Porter, People from “Funny Girl” by Jules Styne and Bob Merrill and Burn from “Hamilton” by Lin-Manuel Miranda. The event is a fundraiser for both the NYOS and PMPM and will include a cash bar and light refreshments.
Jennifer Cho, Executive Director of the New York Opera Society, says that this cabaret-style, one-woman show will be an amazing performance as Alisa Jordheim is one of the most important talents of our time to watch.
“Alisa has the clarion sound and the magnetic, theatrical beauty of a modern-day Julie Andrews or Shirley Jones, but she is also incredibly funny and a virtuosic opera singer. The Pilgrim Monument concert should not be missed for fans of Broadway and opera alike or for anyone curious about either art form,” said Cho.
Tickets are $100 per person and will include reserved seating, a raw bar featuring oysters and champagne. Tickets may be purchased online or by calling the PMPM at 508-487-1310 for additional ticket information and sponsorship opportunities.
Alisa Jordheim, Soprano
Described as “vocally resplendent,” “powerful,” and possessing “impeccable coloratura” (San Francisco Chronicle), soprano Alisa Jordheim is praised for her compelling and vocally assured performances in opera, oratorio, musical theatre, both early and new music, and recital. Miss Jordheim’s recent portrayal of Soeur Constance in Poulenc’s Dialogues des Carmélites at the Caramoor International Music Festival was met with great acclaim: Sister Constance was “beautifully taken here by the sweet-voiced, endearing soprano Alisa Jordheim” (The New York Times) and “winningly performed by Alisa Jordheim in a soprano of surprising depth and color” (Musical America). She was recently featured in Fred Plotkin's "40 under 40: A New Generation of Superb Opera Singers" on WQXR, New York's Public Radio station and website.
Barry McNabb, Director
New York Drama Desk, Lucille Lortel, and Connecticut Critic Circle Award Nominee- Barry McNabb’s productions have been seen throughout the world, including multiple Premio Award winners in Spain. As a member of the original Broadway cast of The Phantom of the Opera he directed/choreographed/produced and wrote Broadway’s Annual Easter Bonnet Competitions, which has remained Broadway Cares’ chief fundraiser for well over a decade. Critics have given raves to McNabb’s direction and choreography comparing it to Jerome Robbins, Bob Fosse, and Gower Champion.
Jason Wirth, Collaborative Pianist
A versatile and intrepid performer, Jason draws on his varied interests to bring new perspectives into his music-making. In the last year Jason performed with soprano Marie Marquis in The Joy in Singing Winners Recital at Merkin Hall. He was honored to be a guest artist at the American premiere of Ethel Smyth's magnificent (and sadly neglected) oratorio, "The Prison" (1930) with Cantori New York. Educated at Mannes and the Yale School of Music, Jason is an expert performer of the operatic repertoire and has a deep love and affinity for art song, cabaret, musical theatre and jazz.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 7:00pm
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum & New York Opera Society
Alisa Jordheim – Soprano
Barry McNabb – Director
Jason Wirth – Collaborative Pianist
Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum, 1 High Pole Hill Road, Provincetown, MA
About New York Opera Society
The New York Opera Society (NYOS) develops new audiences for opera by commissioning, creating, and funding exemplary productions. To that end, NYOS serves as a conduit to the public by disseminating important messages, musical inspiration, and seminal artistic performances via partnerships with major performance venues, corporations, nonprofits and governments to present the work of our artists in the United States and abroad. The New York Opera Society is led by Executive Director Jennifer Cho and a dedicated Board of Directors chaired by philanthropist, Lesley Silvester.
About the Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum
Dedicated in 1910, the Monument commemorates the first landing of the Mayflower Pilgrims in Provincetown in 1620. Here they signed the historic Mayflower Compact, the first agreement to establish a government by the people in the ‘new world;’ which became the cornerstone of American democracy. They explored the Cape for five weeks before sailing on to Plymouth. At 252 feet, the Monument is an engineering marvel and the tallest granite tower in the United States. Visitors can climb the Monument’s 116 steps and 60 ramps at a leisurely pace and enjoy a breathtaking view of the entire Cape and visit our webcam for a live “View from the Top.” The Provincetown Museum at the base of the Monument presents engaging exhibitions of important chapters in our national heritage and the Town’s history and oversees Provincetown 400, the committee developing the commemorations for 2020, the 400thanniversary of the Mayflower voyage and landing in Provincetown. Pilgrim Monument and Provincetown Museum is a non-profit educational, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization. For more information please visit pilgrim-monument.org.