CHRISTOPHER KOELZER

Upcoming Performances

2019-2020 Season

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MEROLA OPERA PROGRAM

May-August 2019

Apprentice Coach and Pianist

Merola Opera Program 2019

Schwabacher Summer Scenes

World Premiere of Jake Heggie's If I Were You

MDLO

IL TABARRO & CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA
IN CONCERT

14-15 September 2019

Il tabarro from Puccini's Il trittico - Music by Giacomo Puccini / Libretto by Giuseppe Adami

Cavalleria rusticana - Music by Pietro Mascagni / Libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, adapted from an 1880 short story of the same name and subsequent play by Giovanni Verga

Assistant Conductor, Maryland Lyric Opera

The Music Center at Strathmore, Bethesda, MD

MDLO

MDLO INSTITUTE
IN CONCERT

1 November 2019, 7:30PM

Selections from Beethoven's Fidelio, Gounod's Faust, Verdi's Falstaff, Donizetti's Don Pasquale, Bizet's Carmen, and Strauss' Der Rosenkavalier

Assistant Conductor, Maryland Lyric Opera

The Music Center at Strathmore, North Bethesda, MD

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UMD CHAMBER SINGERS AND ALUMNI CHOIR

7 November 2019, 7:30PM

Hosted by the School of Music, this 8th biennial conference features the very best college and university choirs chosen by audition from around the country.

Performing Stravinsky's Les noces

Dekelboum Concert Hall, University of Maryland, College Park

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RECITAL

8 December 2019, 5PM

CAPTURING SOUND: THE METHODS OF ARRANGING AND TRANSCRIBING INSTRUMENTAL SOUNDS FROM ORCHESTRA TO PIANO
In the second of three Doctoral Dissertation Recitals presented by Christopher Koelzer in partial fulfillment of the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano degree, collaborative pianists Christopher Koelzer and Alexei Ulitin perform Johannes Brahms' Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn (1873), and Sergei Rachmaninoff's two-piano arrangement of his Symphonic Dances (1942).
Gildenhorn Recital Hall, The Clarice at University of Maryland, College Park, MD
Free admission

MDLO

THAÏS

30 January-1 February, 2020

Music by Jules Massenet / Libretto by by Louis Gallet, based on the novel Thaïs by Anatole France

Assistant Conductor, Maryland Lyric Opera

Kay Theater, The Clarice at University of Maryland, College Park, MD

 

CHRISTOPHER KOELZER

Events

2018-2019 Season

RECITAL AT THE PHILLIPS COLLECTION

11 April 2019, 6:30PM

Washington National Opera Young Artists respond to works in Zilia Sánchez: Soy Isla (I Am an Island). Including works by Ravel, Musto, Schubert, Montsalvatge, Chabrier, and Traditional Spirituals.
Pianist with fellow DCYAP Artists Eliza Bonet, Joshua Blue, Joshua Conyers, and Arnold Livingston Geis.

SMITHSONIAN RENWICK GALLERY

10 February 2019, 2PM

Princesses, Puccini and Pappataci - Scenes from the Great Italian Operas
Pianist, Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists
Free admission

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RECORDING PROJECT WITH BLAKE ALLEN

Recording works of composer Blake Allen, including violin sonata "L'abîme" with violinist Emily Uematsu, and cello sonata "Music for Kelly" with cellist Susan D. Mandel. 

New York City.

February 2019

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GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY ITALIAN RESEARCH INSTITUTE

31 January 2019, 6PM

Il Bel Canto: Scenes and Arias from the Great Italian Operas

Gaston Hall, Georgetown University, Washington, D.C.

Pianist, Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists



Washington Adventist University

IN HER WORDS

VOCAL RECITAL WITH SOPRANO MADISON LEONARD

26 January 2019, 8PM

Spanning the last six centuries through song and spoken word, Madison Leonard shares the words of Maya Angelou, Rupi Kaur and Mary, Queen of Scots alongside pianist Christopher Koelzer. The duo offers an expansive program ranging from Robert Schumann to Lori Laitman, featuring exclusively the poetry of female writers.

The Leroy and Lois Peters Music Center’s James T. Bingham Rehearsal Hall at Washington Adventist University, Takoma Park, MD

Madison Leonard, Soprano 

Smithsonian Renwick Gallery

AMERICAN OPERA INITIATIVE

October 2018 - January 2019

Three world premiere short operas will be staged in a concert performance, accompanied by a small chamber orchestra and followed by a Q&A with the artists and creative team. This season's distinguished mentors include composer Jake Heggie, composer and librettist Gene Scheer, and conductor Steven Osgood.

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Music by Molly Joyce / Libretto by James Kennedy

Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

Pianist, Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists

The Cosmos Club

COSMOS CLUB WARNE BALLROOM CONCERT

19 December 2018, 8PM

Three Hundred and Sixty-Third Warne Ballroom Concert

Concert of Selected Art Songs and Opera Arias and Duets with

Raquel González, Soprano

Hunter Enoch, baritone

The Cosmos Club, Washington D.C.

Smithsonian Renwick Gallery

THE LION, THE UNICORN, AND ME

14-16 December 2018

Music by Jeanine Tesori / Libretto by J.D. McClatchy, based on the book by Jeanette Winterson
Terrace Theater, Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.
Assistant Conductor, Washington National Opera

THE GRACE CHURCH CONCERT SERIES

11 November 2018, 5PM

Collection of Art Songs, Arias and Scenes Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Armistace of World War I
Grace Episcopal Church, The Plains, VA
Pianist, Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists

Smithsonian Renwick Gallery

WNO SILENT NIGHT PREVIEW

8 November 2018, 6PM

In commemoration of the hundredth anniversary of the armistice of World War I, this special program, designed and narrated by musicologist and historian Patrick Warfield, explores the subject matter of the Pulitzer Prize-winning opera, Silent Night.

Millennium Stage, Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

Pianist, Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artists

Free admission

Live streaming

University of Maryland, College Park

DOCTORAL DISSERTATION RECITAL

31 October 2018, 8PM

CAPTURING SOUND: THE METHODS OF ARRANGING AND TRANSCRIBING INSTRUMENTAL SOUNDS FROM ORCHESTRA TO PIANO

In the first of three Doctoral Dissertation Recitals presented by Christopher Koelzer in partial fulfillment of the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Collaborative Piano degree, collaborative pianists Christopher Koelzer and Nadezda Mijatovic-Sekicki perform Igor Stravinsky's own four-hand piano arrangement Le sacre du printemps (1913), and Maurice Ravel's two-piano arrangement of Claude Debussy's Nuages (1903).

Gildenhorn Recital Hall, The Clarice at University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Free admission

Smithsonian Renwick Gallery

LA TRAVIATA

6-20 October 2018

Music by Giuseppe Verdi / Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, from the novel La dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas

Opera House, Kennedy Center, Washington D.C.

Assistant Conductor, Washington National Opera

Wolf Trap Opera

RIGOLETTO

3 August 2018, 8:15PM

Music by Giuseppe Verdi / Libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, based on Victor Hugo's play Le roi s'amuse

Filene Center, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts, Vienna, VA

Musical Preparation, Coaching Fellow, Subtitle Coordinator, Wolf Trap Opera

Wolf Trap Opera

THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS

23-24 June 2018

Music by Kurt Weill / Libretto by Bertold Brecht
Dock 5 at Union Market, 1309 5th St NE, Washington DC 20002
Pianist, Musical Preparation, Coaching Fellow, Wolf Trap Opera
In collaboration with Hong Kong Ballet and Terra Firma Dance Company

 

©2019 by Christopher Koelzer.