"SONGS OF LOVE"
February 11, 7:00 pm
Howard County Library System's Charles E. Miller Branch
9421 Frederick Road, Ellicott City
Top Peabody Conservatory vocalists Jessica Moss and John Noh will perform a musical celebration of love featuring operatic arias, American popular song, and musical theater duets. Reception follows with the musicians, including light refreshments and ticket giveaways.
FREE – Registration strongly encouraged: Reserve your seat HERE or call 410-313-1950
In partnership with Howard County Library System (HCLS)
Rogers & Hart Medley
Falling in Love With Love
Love Me Tonight
My Heart Stood Still
Isn’t It Romantic
My Funny Valentine
Fra gli amplessi from Mozart’s Cosi fan Tutte
Tonight from West Side Story
O Happy We from Candide
Stranger in Paradise from Kismet
When the Children Are Asleepfrom Carousel
Act One finale from Puccini’s La Bohème
Jessica E. Moss, Soprano, is a native of Cortland, New York. She is presently pursuing her Master’s degree in Vocal Performance at the Peabody Conservatory of the John’s Hopkins University in Baltimore under the tutelage of Phyllis Bryn-Julson. Her Bachelor’s degree is from Roberts Wesleyan College in Rochester, New York where she was a dual double major in performance (voice and saxophone) as well as music education. As a senior, she received RWC’s Outstanding Performer Award in both the instrumental and vocal categories.
Jessica has won several regional vocal competitions and most recently was a “Grand Prize Finalist” in the 2015 PepsiCo National Young Artist Competition and won the opportunity to perform with the Charleston Symphony Orchestra in South Carolina. Jessica was also a “Top 10” winner in the 2015 Hal Leonard Vocal Competition.
While at Roberts Wesleyan Jessica was a student of Constance Fee, and participated in masterclasses with Metropolitan Opera Performers Jonathan Beyer, Erie Mills, Ben Heppner, and Michael Sylvester. She has also studied with oratorio expert and NEA Grant Winner, Jan Opalach. Jessica is presently singing the lead role of Fiordiligi in Mozart’s Cosí fan Tutte at Peabody, and has sung many solo roles in the oratorio repertoire including Schubert’s Mass in G, Handel’s Messiah, and Vivaldi’s Gloria.
Jessica wishes to extend her sincere thanks and appreciation to her voice teachers Phyllis Bryn-Julson at Peabody, and Constance Fee at Roberts Wesleyan College. She also wants to acknowledge the continuous support she has received from all of her loved ones at home.
Tenor John Chong Yoon Noh is a native South Korean from Seoul drawing attention for his Bel Canto style of singing with expressive, youthful, and lyrical Voice. He is currently a senior at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, pursuing a Bachelor of Music degree in voice under the tutelage of Dr. Stanley Cornett.
Previously, Mr. Noh appeared in roles of various opera productions such as Lucanoin L’incoronazione di Poppea, Lysander in A Midsummer Night’s dream at the Peabody Opera Theatre, Rinuccio in Gianni Schicchi, and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte presented by the Amalfi Coast Music Festival and performed in Naples, Italy. Mr. Noh performed the role of Belmonte in Mozart's Die Entführung aus dem Serail and the role of Daniel Buchanan in Kurt Weill’s Street Scene at the Baltimore Lyric Opera House. Mr. Noh will be performing the lead role of Ferrando in Mozart’s Così fan tutte with the Peabody Opera Theatre (2016).
As a concert soloist, Mr. Noh has performed numerous works, including Mozart’s Great Mass in C Minor with the Concert Artists of Baltimore celebrating the Baltimore Basilica’s (America’s first Cathedral) 225th-year anniversary, broadcast on WBJC radio, Rossini’s Petite MesseSolennelle and Amy Beach’s Mass in E flat with Columbia Pro Cantare, Bach’s Magnificat and Schubert’s Mass in G minor with the Peabody Concert Orchestra/Singers.
Mr. Noh received the Encouragement Award in the Metropolitan Opera National Council District Auditions in Washington D.C. He is also the 1st place winner of the 2015 Wonderlic Voice Competition and the 2nd place winner of the 2014 Friday Morning Music Club Sue Goetz Ross Memorial Vocal Competition. Additionally, he was a recipient of the Marc Von May Tenor, Baritone or Bass Scholarship through the Peabody Institute.
Eileen Cornett is director of the graduate Vocal Accompanying Program in Collaborative Piano at Peabody Conservatory of Music and is currently celebrating her twentieth year as principal faculty coach with Peabody’s Opera Department. She began her professional career as musical director of the Croswell Opera House (MI) and has subsequently conducted, coached, and arranged musical and operatic productions for numerous regional and international companies. Summer/guest faculty appointments include the Opera Theatre programs at the Amalfi Coast Music and Arts Festival in Italy, the Tanz und Gesang Studio at the Theater an der Wien in Vienna, Austria, the Creaton Opera Company in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, the Fairbanks (Alaska) Summer Arts Festival, the Lake Placid Institute in upstate NY, and the Seagle Colony Summer Vocal Program in Schroon Lake, NY.
With the National Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, and Kennedy Center Opera/Ballet Orchestras, Ms. Cornett has performed as solo, rehearsal, and orchestral pianist for conductors James Levine, Leonard Slatkin, Marin Alsop, the late Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos, Paul Gemignani, Bill Conte, and Marvin Hamlisch in concerts with The Three Tenors, Bryn Terfel, Anna Netrebko, Frederica von Stade, and the late Rosemary Clooney. She has served as an official accompanist for the International Marian Anderson, the Annapolis Opera, and the Ponselle Marylanders Competitions, and has collaborated in recital at the Kennedy Center’s Terrace Theatre, Merkin Hall, the Embassies of France and Russia, and Strathmore Hall.
Ms. Cornett has toured and performed nationally with the musical political satire group The Capitol Steps, and is a member of a chamber music trio, Northern Accord. She and her husband, tenor Stanley Cornett, are the enormously proud parents of two daughters, Lydia and Emily.