|Nanette McGuinness&Dale Tsang JMPP
Hometown: San Francisco
Web site: http://www.jewishmusicandpoetryproject.org
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On April 2, 2011, the Jewish Music & Poetry Project (founded in 2007) premiered a major new song cycle by composer David Garner, set to poems by the wonderfully evocative German/ Polish Jewish woman poet Mascha Kaleko (1907-1975), Chanson für Morgen, in a concert of music by Bay Area composers in Berkeley, CA, that was produced in association with the 26th Jewish Music Festival. The premiere was supported by a matching grant from the East Bay Community Foundation. In 2013, the JMPP was honored to receive a grant from the Zellerbach Family Foundations and the ensemble is honored to be a fiscally-sponsored affiliate of the San Francisco Friends of Chamber Music.
Award-winning soprano Nanette McGuin-ness has performed operas, oratorios, sympho-nies, and concerts on two continents in nine languages. Described in the press as “a glorious soprano” with “magnetic stage presence,” and “a creamy golden tone,” she was a Teaching Artist for the S.F. Opera Guild and Opera San Jose, and has premiered works by a number of Bay Area composers. Her first CD, Fabulous Femmes, on Centaur, highlighted premiere re-cordings of music by American composers Lib-by Larsen, Margaret Garwood, Louise Talma.
Nominated for the Van Cliburn competition, pianist and former child prodigy Dale Tsang made her concerto debut with orchestra at the age of 10, performing throughout California under the auspices of the Young Artists Guild as a teenager. In high demand as both a soloist and a collaborative pianist, she recently re-turned from her second Asian tour.