TRACY HARRIS (Flute) “The Santa Barbara Music Club was there for me with financial support, performance opportunities, community support and career guidance. SBMC was an integral part of my musical education and played an essential role in allowing me to study with the best names in the industry. I can never thank SBMC enough for all they did for me in my formative years of study. They will always be a big part of the reason I am the successful concert artists I am today.
LESLIE ANN COOK (Soprano) “UCLA Opera’s Leslie Anne Cook, a mezzo soprano with a rich, burgundy-tinted voice, gave a drolly sensuous account of Rossini’s “Una voce poco fa” from his Barber of Seville and an idiomatically wistful rendition of the “Violin Aria” from Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann. Cook’s work in UCLA’s rough-and-ready production of Handel’s Agrippina in 2010 was already strong. These performances confirmed she is now only an engagement or two away from professional roles.”
NINA YOSHIDA (Mezzo-Soprano) NIKOLAUS SCHIFFMANN (Basso) SEUNGAH SEO (Piano) EVAN HUGHES (Basso) THOMAS YEE (Violin) ANNA ENGLANDER (Mezzo-Soprano)