Jane Shivick ~ An Evening of My Favorite Songs

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Jane Shivick ~ An Evening of My Favorite Songs

Jane Shivick, Soprano, Olga Rogach, Pianist, Sarah Callinan, Soprano

Thu · November 8, 2018

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm

$15.00 - $30.00

This event is all ages

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My Favorite Things
My Favorite Things
The dynamic and critically-acclaimed duo, soprano Jane Shivick and pianist, Olga Rogach, will take center stage with an assist from celebrated operatic soprano, Sarah Callinan, for an evening of the duo’s most “favorite things.”

The evening will consist of everything from classical to Broadway repertoire culminating in a concert of vocal fireworks and popular soprano repertoire resonating throughout the Great Hall.

This one-time event is not to be missed!

Jane Shivick, soprano is among this region's most accomplished and versatile musicians and has garnered high praise for her extraordinary vocal abilities. The New York Times has praised the dramatic soprano for her “character and vocal richness.” The Boston Globe affirms that “Shivick has a voice evenly glamorous throughout its compass and an engaging stage presence.” Ms. Shivick had the privilege of debuting and performing the role of La Donna in Opera Providence’s world premiere of Enrico Garzilli’s Michelangelo to critical acclaim at the Providence Performing Arts Center, RI where “she sang perhaps the finest song in the show, the touching “Deep in Your Heart” (The Providence Journal).
An accomplished singer, Ms. Shivick is equally at home in opera, oratorio, concert, and recital. Orchestral highlights include such works as Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Brahms’s Requiem, Handel’s Judas Maccabeus, Dvořák’s Stabat Mater, Rossini's Le petit messe solennelle, Dubois' Seven Last Words of Christ, Schubert's Mass in Aflat, Vaughn Williams' Dona Nobis Pacem, and Verdi’s Requiem. Among her many credits, Ms. Shivick made her Boston Symphony Hall debut as a soloist with The Boston Pops Orchestra under the batons of Keith Lockhart, Steven Mercurio, and Federico Cortese, and recently returned to work with Maestro Lockhart for several "Holiday Pops" concerts. She has been a featured soloist with the Boston Civic Symphony, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra, Symphony Pro Musica, Heritage Chorale, Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Stow Festival Chorus & Orchestra, Brown University Orchestra, Brockton Symphony, Jubilate Chorale, Worcester Chorus, and the New World Chorale. Ms. Shivick made her New York City operatic debut to critical acclaim singing title role of Richard Strauss' Ariadne auf Naxos with dell'Arte Opera Ensemble. As a National Winner in the renowned Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, Shivick was awarded a debut performance and NPR broadcast with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra under the baton of Sir Charles MacKerras. She also garnered second prize in both the Metropolitan Opera New England Regional National Council Auditions and the Annamaria Saritelli-DiPanni Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Competition. Subsequently, she has been awarded Encouragement Grants through the Gerda Lissner International Vocal Competition and has furthered her vocal studies at the Aspen Music Festival as a member of the Aspen Opera Theater Center where she covered the role of Donna Anna in Mozart’s Don Giovanni conducted by Maestro Julius Rudel. Ms. Shivick has also toured with Sherrill Milnes and Friends as a member of the V.O.I.C.Experience Program in Orlando, FL. Ms. Shivick has also been heard in concert with Opera Providence, Cape Cod Opera, and Watershed Opera in Seattle. In recital, Ms. Shivick has been heard on Boston's WGBH, Worcester's WICN, and Cape Cod and the Island's WOMR radio broadcasts. In addition, her performances have also been broadcast on WCUW Radio, 91.3FM in Worcester, MA.
Olga Rogach, pianist, received a Master of Music degree from Russia’s famed St. Petersburg Conservatory. After graduation, she was appointed to the St. Petersburg Music College Faculty and became a featured pianist for the Literary Association of St. Petersburg and the All-Russian Theatrical Society. She emigrated to the U.S. in 1991 and made her home in Worcester, MA. A leading regional piano teacher, Ms. Rogach has a private piano studio as well as being a private piano instructor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute. Many of her students have been prize and scholarship winners in International and local competitions. Ms. Rogach performs extensively in New England and is acclaimed for her recitals and collaborations with instrumentalists and vocalists. In addition, Ms. Rogach is a Music Director of the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Northboro and an official pianist and board member of the Greater Worcester Opera Company.

Sarah Callinan, soprano, has performed a wide variety of roles throughout the U.S. and Europe. Some favorites include Despina (Cosi fan tutte) with Opera Carolina, Blondchen (The Abduction from the Seraglio) with Arizona Opera, Rosina (The Barber of Seville) and the title role in La Fille du Regiment with Connecticut Concert Opera, Gilda (Rigoletto) and Amina (La Sonnambula) with Salt Marsh Opera and Valencienne (The Merry Widow) with Cape Cod Opera. Most recently she portrayed Blonde the Orion Slave Girl in a Star Trek parody of Mozart’s The Abduction from the Seraglio with Salt Marsh Opera, she appeared in the Texas premiere of The Hotel Casablanca as Veronique with Abilene Opera, and sang the role of Marianne in The New Moon and Helen de Vasquez in Victor Herbert’s Orange Blossom with Light Opera of New York, which was recently released on the Albany Records label.
Jane Shivick, Soprano
Jane Shivick, Soprano
“Soprano Jane Shivick is among this region’s most accomplished and versatile musicians and has garnered high praise for her extraordinary vocal abilities.” – Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra.



~ The New York Times has praised the soprano for her “character and vocal richness” (Winner’s Concert-Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions). The Boston Globe affirms that “Shivick has a voice evenly glamorous throughout its compass and an engaging stage presence” (Museum of Fine Arts Concert). Ms. Shivick had the privilege of debuting and performing the role of La Donna in Opera Providence’s world premiere of Enrico Garzilli’s Michelangelo to critical acclaim at the Providence Performing Arts Center, RI where “she sang perhaps the finest song in the show, the touching, “Deep in Your Heart” (The Providence Journal).



~ An accomplished singer, Ms. Shivick is equally at home in opera, oratorio, concert, and recital. The Boston Herald states, “Shivick’s slightly exotic-toned soprano sounded lovely in an aria from Massenet’s Hérodiade. But she particularly impressed with her remarkably subtle delivery of the famous “Un bel di” from Puccini’s Madame Butterfly (Boston Esplanade Concert).



~ Orchestral highlights include such works as Mozart’s Mass in C Minor, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9, Brahms’ Requiem, Handel’s Judas Maccabeus, Dvorák’s Stabat Mater and Te Deum, Gorecki’s Symphony of the Sorrowful Songs, Rossini’s Le petit messe solennelle, Dubois’ Seven Last Words of Christ, Schubert’s Mass in A flat, Vaughn Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem, and Verdi’s Requiem, for which she was praised for her “brilliant tone” (Worcester Telegram & Gazette).



~ Among her many credits, Ms. Shivick made her Symphony Hall debut as a soloist with The Boston Pops Orchestra under the batons of Keith Lockhart, Steven Mercurio, and Federico Cortese, and has returned to work with Maestro Lockhart for several Pops concerts. She has been a featured soloist with the Boston Civic Symphony, New Philharmonia Orchestra, Brockton Symphony, Massachusetts Symphony Orchestra, Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra, Symphony Pro Musica, Thayer Symphony Orchestra, Heritage Chorale, Assabet Valley Mastersingers, Stow Festival Chorus & Orchestra, Brown University Orchestra, Worcester Chorus, Jubilate Chorale, Bridgewater State University Chorale, Nashoba Valley Chorale, and the New World Chorale. Ms. Shivick made her New York City operatic debut singing title role of Richard Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos with the dell’Arte Opera Ensemble. Paul Pelkonen of Super-Conductor wrote, “As Ariadne, Jane Shivick displayed a powerful instrument that was almost too big for the tiny theater. Her best moment was the low note (“Totenreich!”) in ‘Es gibt ein reich.’ She sang majestically in the final scene with Bacchus.” In addition, Meche Kroop of Opera Insider wrote, “The singers all did justice to their roles and acted them convincingly; The stars of the opera series have tantrums that are recognizable and therefore hilarious. Suffice it to say that there was a true ensemble feel which can only be created by a long period of rehearsal and labor.”
Olga Rogach, Pianist
Olga Rogach, Pianist
Olga Rogach received a Master of Music degree in piano performance from Russia's famed #St. #Petersburg #Conservatory which acknowledged her artistry with a special award for notable performances of #Bach's #solo#keyboard music. After graduation she was appointed to the St. Petersburg Music College Faculty and became a featured pianist for the Literary Association of St. Petersburg and the All-Russian Theatrical Society. She emigrated to the U.S. in 1991 and made her home in Worcester, MA.
Ms. Rogach performed regularly with the Salisbury Lyric Opera Company. A leading regional piano teacher, she received the "Outstanding Faculty" award at the Performing Worcester Arts Magnet School where she was a faculty member for ten years. Ms. Rogach performs extensively in New England, and is acclaimed for her recitals and collaborations with #instrumentalists and #vocalists. Also she is one half of the well-known piano #duoConBrio, established in partnership with pianist Sima Kustanovich.
Ms. Rogach is the official pianist for the Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Foundation, accompanist for Greater Worcester Opera , and accompanist for Master Singers of Worcester. She has also been heard numerous times on WGBH Radio's Classics in the Morning and Morning Pro Musica. In addition to performing, she now plans to focus on her private piano studio as well as being a private piano instructor at Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI), and acting as Music Director at First Parish Church of Northborough.
Sarah Callinan, Soprano
Sarah Callinan, Soprano
Praised for her ‘pure, lustrous voice’ and ‘Lucille Ball-like energy,’ soprano Sarah Callinan has performed a
wide variety of roles. Some favorites include Despina (Cosi Fan Tutte) with Opera Carolina, Blondchen (Die
Entführung aus dem Serail) with Arizona Opera, Rosina (Il Barbiere di Siviglia) and the title role in La Fille
du Régiment with Connecticut Concert Opera, Gilda (Rigoletto) and Amina (La Sonnambula) with Salt Marsh
Opera, Norina (Don Pasquale) and Valencienne (The Merry Widow) with Cape Cod Opera. Most recently she
sang the role of Blondie in the “Star Trek” production of The Abduction from the Seraglio with Salt Marsh
Opera, she appeared in the Texas premiere of The Hotel Casablanca as Veronique with Abilene Opera, and
sang the role of Marianne in The New Moon and Helen de Vazquez in Victor Herbert’s Orange Blossoms with
Light Opera of New York. A recording of Orange Blossoms was released in 2015 on the Albany Records label.
Other recent noted engagements include Frasquita (Carmen) with Opera New Jersey and Michigan Opera
Theater; Adele (Die Fledermaus) with Mississippi Opera and Salt Marsh Opera; Mabel (Pirates of Penzance)
with Festival South and Mercury Opera Rochester; Queen of the Night (The Magic Flute) with Salt Marsh
Opera and the Boston Lyric Opera Tour; Susanna (Le Nozze di Figaro) with Mississippi Opera; the title role in
Lakmé and Monica/Girl (The Medium/Trouble in Tahiti) with Connecticut Concert Opera and multiple
performances with the former Connecticut Opera including Frasquita in Carmen, Gianetta in L’Elisir d’Amore,
Elvira in L’Italiana in Algeri, Nella in Gianni Schicchi, Despina in Così Fan Tutte, Blondchen in Die
Entführung aus dem Serail, and Zerlina in Don Giovanni.
Among her many concert performances, she has performed as soprano soloist in the Verdi Requiem with The
Chorus of Westerly as well as Capella Cantorum; Samson, Carmina Burana, and Rutter’s Mass of the
Children with the Falmouth Chorale; Mozart’s Coronation Mass and Vesperae Solennes de Confessore as well
as Faure’s Requiem with the Farmington Valley Chorale, and has appeared in several concert events with the
Hartford Symphony and the Sanibel Music Festival. This season, she will debut with the Massachusetts
Symphony Orchestra singing Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, and will also perform with the Worcester Youth
Symphony Orchestra and the Worcester Jazz Ensemble for their Annual Holiday Concert.
Ms. Callinan made her first international appearance after winning the Jenny Lind Competition, which included
a recital tour in Sweden. She is a 2009 and 2010 Metropolitan Opera National Council Audition Regional
Finalist and was also awarded first prize in the Connecticut Opera Guild Competition, first prize winner and
winner of the “Most Promising Coloratura” award in the Amici Competition with Opera Theater of
Connecticut, a finalist in the Bel Canto Vocal Scholarship Competition, finalist in the Mezzo Opera
Competition in Szeged, Hungary and most recently, won second prize at the Peter Elvins Vocal Competition.
Ms. Callinan, a native of Worcester, MA, attended the Hartt School of Music, graduated Magna cum laude from
the University of Connecticut with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music and a Performer’s Certificate in Voice.
In addition to her performance schedule, she is also the Choral Director and private voice instructor at her alma
mater, Holy Name High School.
Venue Information:
Mechanics Hall
321 Main Street
Worcester, MA, 01608
http://www.mechanicshall.org/