Italian Art Songs and Arias Recital- Program

September 24, 2022, Time 3:00pm, Hamilton Hall

Featuring as our accompanist!!!

Jeffrey R. Smith

Jeffrey R. Smith

An alumnus of Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale, Jeffrey R. Smith became Music Director in 2004 and has since led the choir on concert tours throughout North America, South America, Europe and Asia.  Under his direction, the choir has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, Pennsylvania Ballet, Peter Nero and the Philly POPS, Opera Philadelphia and Curtis Institute. Venues have included the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, the Academy of Music in Philadelphia, and Carnegie Hall in New York City.  Smith has led the group on local and national television including five consecutive annual appearances on “Good Morning America”.  Many political dignitaries have been an audience to the choir, including foreign ambassadors, presidents and prime ministers, American ambassadors, and our own president, Barack Obama.

Smith is a 1999 summa cum laude graduate of Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Music in Composition. His original compositions and vocal/instrumental arrangements have been performed by various ensembles throughout the country, including the Toledo Symphony, York Theatre (NYC), Ocean City Pops and PhillyPOPS.  As a pianist in much demand, Smith has played with the Philadelphia Orchestra, New Jersey Symphony, Philly POPS, and for several shows on and Off-Broadway. He is also assistant conductor for the Philly POPS.

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Per la gloria d’adorarvi

by Giovanni Battista Bononcini

Chris Roberts

Amarilli, mia bella

by Giulio Caccini

Timmy O’Connor

Comme raggio di sol

by Antonio Caldara

Ethan Monberg

Sebben, crudele

by Antonio Caldara

Justin Malec

Danza, danza, fanciulla gentile

by Francesco Durante

Asa Johnson

Vergin, tuto amor

by Francesco Durante

Jeremy Allen

Caro mio ben

by Giuseppe Giordani

Daniel West

Pur dicesti, o bocca bella

by Antonio Lotti

Jeremy Allen

Nel cor piu non mi sento

by Giovanni Paisiello

Jenna Serotta

Se tu m’ami, se sospiri

by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

Jackie Puopolo

Gia il sole dal Gange

by Alessandro Scarlatti

Max Missler

O cessate di piagarmi

by Alessandro Scarlatti

Hayden Basch

Pieta, Signore!

by Alessandro Stradella

Carmelo Carino

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