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Duo of singers, pianist perform ‘Romantic Songs of Jerome Kern’

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If you go

What: “Romantic Songs of Jerome Kern”

When: 7 p.m. Friday, March 27

Where: Silverthorne Pavilion, 400 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne

Cost: $20 for adult, $30 for premier seating and $5 for students

More information: Visit http://www.nromusic.com, or call (970) 453-5825

On Friday, March 27, the National Repertory Orchestra will present an evening titled “Romantic Songs of Jerome Kern.” Unfortunately, due to an unexpected motorcycle accident, the original duo of singers, Steven Taylor and Marcia Ragonetti, will be unable to perform. In their stead, the talented Jennifer DeDominici and James Baumgardner will join pianist Travis Yamamoto.

Together, the musicians will bring to life many different selections from “Show Boat,” including “Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man” and “Ol’ Man River,” plus classics such as “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes” and “The Way you Look Tonight” and more.

DeDominici, a mezzo soprano, has enjoyed a career spanning musical theater, opera and concert work. Some of her favorite roles include Carmen in “Carmen,” Rosina in “Il barbiere di Siviglia,” Hansel in “Hansel und Gretel,” Siebel in “Faust,” 3rd Secretary in “Nixon in China” (available on the Naxos label), Maria in “The Sound of Music,” Aldonza in “Man of La Mancha,” Nellie Forbush in “South Pacific” and Claudia in “Nine.”

American lyric tenor Baumgardner has garnered much praise and attention for his versatile vocal and dramatic abilities. He has performed across the tenor repertoire in lyric roles from Alfredo in Verdi’s “La Traviata” and Pinkerton in Puccini’s “Madama Butterfly” to the lighter lyric challenges of Almaviva in Rossini’s “Il barbiere di Siviglia” and Ferrando in Mozart’s “Cosi fan tutti.”

Yamamoto has worked as a pianist and/or musical director for Boulder’s Dinner Theatre, The Denver Civic Theatre, The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities, The Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Miners’ Alley Playhouse, The Evergreen Players, Vintage Theatre, Central City Opera and the Colorado Hebrew Chorale. Yamamoto is currently a lecturer in music for the College of Arts and Media at the University of Colorado, Denver.

A cash bar will be available for attendees of the concert. Ticket reservations can be made by calling (970) 453-5825 or online at http://www.nromusic.com.

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