Kara Sainz and Peter Dugan

Kara Sainz and Peter Dugan perform at Rite of Summer 2016
Bill Crumlic

Governors Island at Colonels Row

1pm and 3pm

Jul 23, 2016


Sat July 23, 1pm and 3pm

At: Governors Island at Nolan Park Colonels’ Row
When: 1pm and 3pm
Rain date: Sun Jul 24
Cost: Free

IMPORTANT NOTE: Concert venue changed from Nolan Park to Colonels’ Row.

Kara Sainz

Praised by the New York Times for her “vocal warmth and rich character”, Mezzo soprano Kara Sainz recently received her Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School, where she also earned her Bachelor of Music degree. This season, Ms. Sainz performed with the New World Symphony, premiering Four Preludes on Playthings of the Wind, composed and conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas. Performance highlights include Papagena in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte, Cherubino in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, and two international tours with Juilliard415 and Nicholas McGegan. Ms. Sainz is a proud recipient of the Novick Career Advancement Grant.

Peter Dugan

Pianist Peter Dugan, hailed by the Washington Post as a “formidable soloist” following his recent Kennedy Center debut, opened the New World Symphony’s 2014-2015 season as a soloist under the baton of Michael Tilson Thomas. This season’s performances include recitals for Arts San Antonio, Chamber Music Society Palm Beach, and a Weill Hall recital debut with baritone John Brancy presented by Carnegie Hall. Mr. Dugan has performed with violinists Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Charles Yang, and Sean Lee. Mr. Dugan teaches sight-reading for piano majors at Juilliard and serves on the faculty of the St. Thomas Choir School. He holds Master and Bachelor of Music degrees from the Juilliard School, where he studied under Matti Raekallio.



Summertime, Gershwin, arr. Dugan
Selections from Seven Popular Songs, de Falla
Danza del Gaucho Matrero (for solo piano), Ginastera

Noël des Enfants, Debussy
“I have dreamt” from Wuthering Heights, Herrmann
It’s not me, it’s you, Leonardo Dugan

If Music Be the Food of Love, Purcell
Widmung, R. Schumann
Liebst du um Schönheit, C. Schumann
Meine Liebe ist Grün, Brahms

I’m Glad There is You, Dorsey/Madeira
My Romance, Rodgers
Embraceable You, Gershwin
How it felt to love you, Sainz/Dugan

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