Faculty Voice Recital

Clockwise from top left: Janice Jackson, Stephen Caracciolo, Lorriana Markovic, Joseph Regan

Thursday, February 20 | 8:00 p.m.
Faculty Voice Recital
Fine Arts Recital Hall

A vocal quartet featuring UMBC faculty members, Stephen Caracciolo, Janice Jackson, Lorriana Markovic and Joseph Regan, joined by pianist Nancy Beith. Their program will feature:

  • Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52 by Johannes Brahms
  • Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands, Op. 27 by Edward Elgar
  • Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming, Beautiful Dreamer and Some Folks by Stephen Foster
  • Drei Quartette, Op. 31 by Johannes Brahms

Stephen Caracciolo is a choral conductor recognized for his passionate artistry, creative teaching, and is a nationally known composer and arranger whose choral works have been performed throughout the United States and Europe. As a choral performer, he has sung masterworks with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, Julliard School Orchestra, Indiana University Orchestra and the American Symphony under the batons of Robert Shaw, Zubin Mehta, Riccardo Muti, Kurt Masur, Erich Kunzel and James Levine. He currently performs as a professional bass at Washington National Cathedral.

Janice Jackson is a full-time voice teacher at UMBC and is also the Director of the UMBC Gospel Choir and Jubilee singers, who have performed abroad in Verona, Florence, Rome and Venice, Italy and St. Thomas, Tortola Virgin Islands.  She is also a faculty member of the New Shiloh Baptist Church School of Music. Jackson’s recent performances include a Christmas Concert Tour with Felicia Weathers in major concert halls of Germany, Denmark and Switzerland; the role of  “Mother” in Amahl and the Night Visitors with Municipal Opera; alto soloist in Rossini’s Stabat Mater with Stanley Thurston and the Heritage Signature Choral; and alto soloist in Vivaldi’s Gloria with the Maryland Cammerata and Jubilee Singers and the UMBC Symphony.

Lorriana Markovic, is an accomplished performer of opera, art song and oratorio, specializing in the interpretation of Russian vocal music. She is the recipient and winner of many awards and competitions including Vocal Arts Society Discovery Series in DC, Pittsburgh Concert Society, Concours d’Interprétation de Musique Tchèque et Slovaque in Montreal, a Russian Scholarship to study in Moscow from the University of Pittsburgh and has been presented in recital by The Steinway Society by WQED-FM, Pittsburgh. Markovic has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Russia. Locally, she has performed at the Walters Art Museum, BlackRock Center for the Arts, Music in the Great Hall and with the Opera Theater of Northern Virginia.

Joseph Regan can be seen on the opera stage where he has performed the roles of Fenton from Verdi’s Falstaff, Tamino from Mozart’s Magic Flute, Jenik from Smetana’s Bartered Bride and many more.  Regan is also an accomplished performer of musical theatre.  He has performed Henrik in Sondheim’s A Little Night Music, Nicely-Nicely Johnson from Loesser’s Guys and Dolls and has performed a number of cabaret and recital programs dedicated to the style.  In addition to his work in opera and musical theatre, Regan is a well known for his work in the field of oratorio.  He has sung Handel, Haydn, Mendelssohn, Mozart and is particularly notable for his expertise singing Bach.

Nancy Beith has been on the music faculty at UMBC since 1980, serving as academic advisor for the department, pianist for both the Camerata and Vocal Arts Ensemble, and coordinator of the class piano program. She taught for many years in the Preparatory Division of Hood College in Frederick, MD. As a collaborative pianist, Ms. Beith has worked with many area musicians in recital and chamber performances. She has adjudicated piano competitions for Maryland State Music Teachers Association and has been pianist for the International Trombone Workshop in Nashville. Currently she is a pianist for Holy Family Catholic Community in Middletown, MD and the Maryland State Boychoir in Baltimore. Ms. Beith co-founded a series of childrens’ educational music programs, Music for Little Ears, which have been presented in many local elementary schools. She was contracted by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to arrange a piano reduction of the Victor Herbert Cello Concerto for rehearsal purposes in preparation for the American premiere performance with soloist Mihaly Virizlay. Ms. Beith received degrees from Syracuse University and the Peabody Institute. She also studied at the Vienna Academy of Music and Westminster Choir College in Princeton.

$7 general admission, $3 seniors, free for students, free with a UMBC ID. Tickets will be available at the door, cash or check only.

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