Intersection: Music and Painting

Pompano Beach Cultural Center
Apr 28 | 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm | $20

This collaborative performance explores the captivating interplay of live music and visual artwork, with elements of improvisation, creating a dynamic and fresh encounter between the artist, musicians, and the audience. Every audience member in this multi -sensory experience will be immersed in a one-of-a-kind setting that transcends conventional artistic boundaries.

Program will include songs of Schubert, Obradors, Bachelet, a world-premiere by Mann-Wen Lo and more.

Art created on stage will be auctioned after the show.

Internationally renowned soprano Amy Shoremount-Obra will lead a collaborative recital with pianist Bradley Moore, violinist Eric Silberger, and violinist Mann-Wen Lo. The program will include a new composition commission combining visual art and music, featuring internationally exhibited artist, Serena Bocchino, who will create a painting, during a live performance of a semi-improvisatory composition by Mann-Wen Lo. The one –hour program will feature songs in multiple languages and styles such as works by Obradors, Rachmaninoff and Wagner, among others. The collaboration between world class musicians and a visual artist will bring a unique synchronized multi-sensory experience of music and visual art.

About the Artists:

Serena Bocchino, Artist

Serena Bocchino is an American contemporary artist. Bocchino’s studio practice investigates the intersection of abstraction and expressionism with a distinct focus on music, movement, and identity .She has received recognition and awards including, the Pollock Krasner Foundation Grant, PS1/MoMA Studio Residency, the Basil Alkazzi Award USA and The New Jersey State Council on the Arts Fellowships in both Painting and Drawing. In May 2021, The Nicolaysen Art Museum in Casper, Wyoming, invited Bocchino to have a residency at the Museum to create a site specific sculpture to be included in her solo exhibition at the Museum. Serena Bocchino's work may be found in Museum, Public and Private Collections across the United States and Abroad.

Amy Shoremount-Obra, Soprano

Shoremount-Obra's recent opera appearances include her debut in the role of "Turandot" with Opera Grand Rapids, her debut in the title role of "Salome" with the Southern Illinois Music Festival, the role of Daphne with The American Symphony Orchestra, "Leonore" in Beethoven's Fidelio with the LA Philharmonic and Grand Harmonie in Princeton, NJ, the role of "Maria" in Pacini's Maria, Regina d'Inghilterra and "Marchesa" in Verdi's Un Giorno di Regno with Odyssey Opera of Boston, the title role in Tosca and "Rosalinde" in Die Fledermaus with Maryland Opera in Baltimore, "Freia" in Wagner's "Das Rheingold" with the New York Philharmonic, "Donna Anna" in Don Giovanni with Opera Las Vegas, The Savannah Voice Festival, and NYC's new Venture Opera, "MuseVa" in La Boh me with the Savannah Philharmonic, "Fiordiligi" in Cosi fan tuVe with Annapolis Opera, and "First Lady" in The Magic Flute with the Pacific Symphony in Costa Mesa, California.

Important concert debuts include her Carnegie Hall debut in 2005 as the Soprano Soloist in Brahms' Requiem with The Juilliard Orchestra under the baton of the late James DePreist, and in 2016, her debut at David Geffen Hall in Lincoln Center as the Soprano Soloist in Verdi's Requiem with the National Chorale. In 2018, she made her debut with the Orquesta Filarmonica del Estado de Chihuahua in Mexico in a solo concert of arias from Il Trovatore, Nabucco, Tannhuser, and Turandot.

Bradley Moore, Pianist

Bradley Moore has appeared in recitals with singers including Susan Graham, Renée Fleming, Ryan Speedo Green, Jamie Barton, J’nai Bridges, Christine Goerke, Angela Meade, Eric Owens, Eric Cutler, Theo Hoffmann, and Ian Koziara. He has been a piano soloist with orchestras including the National Symphony Orchestra and the Buffalo Philharmonic.

He performed the Martinu Harpsichord Concerto with the San Francisco Ballet for the world premiere of Mark Morris' Beaux, and has also been heard as a recitative accompanist and continuo player with the Met Orchestra, the Wiener Philharmoniker, the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and the Met Chamber Ensemble. His discography includes The House Without A Christmas Tree and a recital of American songs with Melody Moore for Pentatone, a recital with Mr. Moore conducted the world premieres of The House Without a Christmas Tree and Some Light Emerges at the Houston Grand Opera, and led the company's revival of The LiVle Prince, as well as performances of Tosca, L'elisir d'amore, and The Magic Flute.

Eric Silberger, Violinist

Virtuoso violinist Eric Silberger is a prize winner of the XIV International Tchaikovsky Competition and the Michael Hill International Violin Competition in 2011. He also has a special collaboration with bandoneonist and composer JP Jofre and the JP Jofre Hard Tango Chamber Band. Eric received a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Columbia University and a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School.

Mann-Wen Lo, Violinist

Featured on radio and TV broadcasts in the United States, Taiwan, Japan, and France, Lo has gained recognition at numerous competitions and awards. She has collaborated in concerts with members of world-renowned string quartets such as the Juilliard String Quartet, the Cleveland Quartet, Quatuor Ysaye, and the Takacs Quartet, among others. She is a recording artist with the Vitamin String Quartet, known for its popular renditions of rock and pop music.

Intersection: Music and Painting