Our August concert on the 27th at 2 pm will feature Pamela Stevens and Vladimir Odinokikh who are planning to perform “Frauenliebe und Leben" by Schumann. Pamela Stevens, mezzo-soprano/contralto, enjoys [...]
Our August concert on the 27th at 2 pm will feature Pamela Stevens and Vladimir Odinokikh who are planning to perform “Frauenliebe und Leben” by Schumann.
Pamela Stevens, mezzo-soprano/contralto, enjoys a career in opera, oratorio, and recital. She has been consistently praised for the richness and strength of her voice, a flawless technique, and a rare gift for communication. A graduate of the University of Central Missouri, she continued opera studies at New England Conservatory and in Master Class performances and coaching with Frederica Von Stade, Helmuth Rilling, Will Graham, Mme Dusi Mura, Lindsey Christiansen, and others.
Her Carnegie Hall solo debut included the premier of “The All of Everyone” by John David Earnest written expressly for her voice, which he described as world class. Performing for many years at the Oregon Bach Festival under the batons of notable maestri Helmuth Rilling, John Harbinson, Dennis Russell Davies, and Laszlo Heltay, she appears on several recordings on the Hänssler label.
In addition to performances throughout the United States, as resident of New Hampshire, Ms. Stevens has been soloist with many regional organizations, performing numerous oratorios and principle operatic roles with Opera North, Monadnock Music Festival, Raylynmor Opera, Great Waters Music Festival, Masterworks Chorale, Boston-based Cantata Singers, Harvard and Smith Colleges, Granite State Symphony, Keene Chorale and Monadnock Chorus. Opera roles include Die Zauber_öte, Eugen Onegin, La Traviata, La Cenerentola, _e Bridge of San Luis Rey, Beautiful, Bastien und Bastienne, and Orpheus in the Underworld. She has been soloist on concert tours to Spain, Portugal, Sweden, Norway and Denmark, Greece and S. Africa.
In addition, Ms. Stevens is a visual artist having worked as graphic designer and illustrator for Hallmark in Kansas City, MO, SW Bell in Denver, Brookstone, N.E. Marionette Opera, as well as on a freelance basis, and as a commissioned portrait artist. Ms. Stevens serves as lecturer in voice at Keene State College and in her private studio in Hancock, NH.
Vladimir Odinokikh began piano lessons at the age of four and, as a youth, his education and world revolved around the piano. He received his training at some of Russia’s finest music institutes – the Tchaikovsky Conservatory and Gnessin Institute of Moscow. Competitions and festivals included the First Rachmaninoff International Piano Competition, the Russia National Competition (prize), Chamber Music Competition of Soviet Composers (first prize), and numerous collaborative competitions including the Tchaikovsky and Oistrach International Competitions. His reputation as a soloist and chamber musician developed as he performed with leading Soviet artists and the prestigious Rosconcert and National Philharmonic of Moscow, Russia’s premier performance organizations, performing both nationally and internationally. After Perestroika, when Soviet borders fell and international travel became less restrictive, Mr. Odinokikh traveled to Mexico where he spent five years performing and teaching.
He taught at the Ippolitov-Ivanov College of Music in Moscow, was a professor at the Alicia Urreta Center of the Arts in Mexico City, and professor and Artist-in-Residence at the Conservatorio de las Rosas in Morelios, Mexico. The piano, which he fell in love with as a young child, has taken him around the world. He currently resides in Richmond, NH, maintains a private piano studio in Keene, teaches at the Pakachoag Music School in Worcester, Massachusetts, and is the organist/accompanist at the Keene Unitarian Universalist Church. Mr. Odinokikh is the Keene Chorale’s rehearsal pianist and has been a featured soloist at several of our concerts.
We look forward to seeing you all at the concert. We are asking $10 admittance to support the church and our music program. There will also be a reception with lots of good food downstairs after the concert so you can fraternize with the performers.
(Sunday) 2:00 pm
Fitzwilliam Community Church
85 NH Rt. 119 W, on the Common, Fitzwilliam, NH
Fitzwilliam Community Church