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Songs From the Golden Age of Hollywood

Cohen Hall
Keene Public Library
2:00pm, 24 March 2024


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Join us for this memorable concert featuring Raylynmor favorite Michael Scarcelle and pianist/singer Claire Simard as they present some of Hollywood's most beloved songs.  This unforgettable event features many award-winning Hollywood classics of yesteryear that are sure to bring back memories. 

Meet the Artists

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Michael Scarcelle, bass-baritone

Garnering praise for his combination of vocal beauty, musicality and charisma, bass-baritone Michael Scarcelle has proven his versatility in concert, recital, opera and theatre. Recent performances include Figaro THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO with Opera Theatre of Pittsburgh, Papageno THE MAGIC FLUTE and The Pirate King THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE with Anchorage Opera, Herrmann Augustus CANDIDE with Leipzig MDR Symphony Orchestra, Poo-Bah MIKADO with Mobile Opera, HYDROGEN JUKEBOX with Skylight Music Theatre, Poo-Bah MIKADO with Shreveport Opera. Other performance highlights include Demetrius A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with Opera Naples, King Melchior AMAHL AND THE NIGHT VISITORS, Beaupertuis in Nino Rota's THE ITALIAN STRAW HAT and Don Pedro LA PÉRICHOLE with Amarillo Opera, Alidoro LA CENERENTOLA and Ceprano RIGOLETTO with Salt Marsh Opera, and the role of Death in Holst’s SAVITRI with Little Opera Theater of New York, for which The New York Times praised his “forbidding, resonant bass-baritone.”

In 2015 he made his Carnegie Hall debut as Masolino in American Symphony Orchestra’s performance of Schillings’ MONA LISA, then performed at the hall again with New York City Chamber Orchestra as soloist for both Duruflé Requiem and Fauré Requiem.  This season includes his Houston debut with Pangloss CANDIDE with Opera in the Heights, Vodnik RUSALKA with Resonance Works in Pittsburgh, Mozart Requiem with Westminster Orchestra, the bass soloist in Greenwich Choral Society's concert of Handel's JUDAS MACCABAEUS as well as a return to Carnegie Hall for the highly acclaimed concert of Distant Worlds Philharmonic Orchestra showcasing the music from Final Fantasy.

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Claire Simard, Singer/Pianist

Claire Simard teaches PreK-5th grade music and chorus at the Wooster School in Danbury, Connecticut. She is a classically-trained soprano and pianist with a love for musical theater, and is passionate about bringing this medium to young people. She was formerly on the voice and musical theater faculty at Concordia Conservatory and she studied voice at Brooklyn College Conservatory of Music and at the Catholic University of America. She lives in Redding, Connecticut.

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