Lunch will be available for $10, beginning at 11:30 a.m. by reservation only. Call Barbara at 305-230-9185 before 2 p.m. Friday to reserve.
The community is invited to a recital presented by the Performer’s Music Institute. The recital will be at 7 p.m. on Dec. 1, at Miami Shores Community Church, 9823 NE Fourth Ave. and will feature students of the institute and young artists in voice and piano.
The program will include vocal selections from opera, musical theatre, art songs and popular music. The performers are, Eliezer Matos, baritone; Jose Vazauez , 18, bass-baritone; Katrina Bakas, lyric mezzo-soprano; Lisa Gansar Pitman, mezzo-soprano; Josephine Robinson, 11, piano; Miguel Llerena, tenor; Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste, lyric-spinto soprano; Lucia Minervini, soprano; William Cadena, lyric baritone and Chai Lin Chien, mezzo-soprano.
The singers will be accompanied by Gregory Szeto, Jared Peroune, and Chai Lin Chien.
Also, the first public performance of another excerpt from the opera, The Head of Medusa, by South Florida composer Michael Ross. At the institute’s June 2012 recital, one of its young artist Melissa Ruiz, sang Medusa’s Entrance, which, said Oscar Diaz Jr., is "full of difficult dramatic-coloratura runs and roulades." Diaz is the executive director of the Performer’s Music Institute and also its artistic director.
The recital will also feature Miguel Llerena singing a beautiful aria by Perseus, who will relate the story of how King Acrisius, disappointed by his lack of male heirs, is told by an oracle that he would be killed by his daughter’s son. Later, a fiery Athena, sung by Jouvanca Jean-Baptiste, who arms Perseus with her shield and instructs him that he can safely cut off Medusa’s head.
Diaz said the opera has been entered in national and international competitions and Ross will debut a concert version of the entire opera here in Miami in the spring.
The Performer’s Music Institute is at 701 NE 72nd St. For more information call Diaz at 305-757-7725.
The recital is free and open to the public.