MEET THE ARTISTS

 

cropped-kaspar_david_friedrich_vision_trimmed.pngThe SPACIOUS VISION Song Project is a bicoastal association of singers and pianists performing primarily in the “classical” tradition. We aspire to collaboratively perform art song and vocal chamber music with a theatrical flair. Performances have been in venues in the Los Angeles area, Boston, and in Maine.

(Kaspar David Friederich, “The Wanderer Above The Mist”)

Our programming includes works by a diverse array of composers. The featured composer for our inaugural programs in 2013 was Benjamin Britten (1913-76), whose birthday centenary was celebrated around the world under the slogan “Britten 100.”

Spacious Vision is not standing ensemble, but rather a project based association of professional performers. Spacious Vision events are produced collaboratively under the direction of Gerald Seminatore, DMA.

Artists participating in past concerts are introduced below, in alphabetical order by last name. Videos and recordings by some are linked here.

 

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RON BARNETT (Pianist/organist, Los Angeles)
Songs for the Nativity, The Not Quite Paris Cabaret
Keyboard artist in both classical and contemporary styles.
Published composer of choral music, musical theater works. Director of Music and Sacred Arts at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Glendale, CA.

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BERNARDO BERMUDEZ (Baritone, San Diego)
Carols Rare and Bright, The Not Quite Paris Cabaret
Appearances in several principle roles in opera and zarzuela.
Residencies with the Music Academy of the West, Opera North. Awards from the Los Angeles Opera Buffs, Loren L. Zachary Foundation, and the National Association of Teachers of Singing. Core Ensemble, San Diego Opera. Los Angeles Opera Community Education Artist.

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DIANA BURBANO (Actor, Singer, Los Angeles)
World AIDS Day Concerts
Television and film actor. Award-winning playwright.
Teacher in Actor’s Conservatory at South Coast Repertory Theater, CA.

Read more about Diana by clicking here.

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PAMELA DELLAL (Mezzo-soprano, Boston)
Britten in Song–Boston
Acclaimed soloist with Emmanuel Music, Handel and Haydn Society, Musicians of Old Post Road, American Bach Society, Sequentia, and other ensembles. Extensive discography.

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LIBOR DUDAS (Pianist, Boston)
New Year Concerts
Music Director and Organist, Old North Church, Boston.
Faculty, Longy School of Music of Bard College.

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ARNOLD LIVINGSTON GEIS
(Tenor, Los Angeles)
Britten in Song–Los Angeles,
American Pilgrimage

Graduate of the USC Thornton School of Music.
Ensemble Artist, Los Angeles Opera.
Member, Los Angeles Master Chorale.
Soloist with VOX Ensemble, Long Beach Opera.

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KRISTOF VAN GRYSPERRE (Pianist, Los Angeles)
Britten in Song–Los Angeles, Carols Rare and Bright
International career as a pianist, coach, and conductor.
Associate Conductor of Long Beach Opera; music director, Angels Vocal Arts Festival.

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BIANCA HALL (Soprano, Los Angeles)
Britten in Song–Los Angeles
Performer, Boston and Berkeley Early Music Festivals. Member, De Angelis Vocal Ensemble and Bach Collegium San Diego.

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SUSAN MOHINI KANE (Soprano, Los Angeles)
Carols Rare and Bright
Myriad appearances in concert, oratorio, and recital.
Published author on topics relating the education and training of singers. Professor, California State University, Los Angeles.

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IUZUMI KASHIWAGI (Pianist, Los Angeles)
Sakura Songs
DMA, University of Southern California
Frequent collaborator in vocal and chamber music.

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BARBARA KILDUFF (soprano, Boston)
New Year Concerts, Tears of Gold
Appearances at Metropolitan Opera, La Scale, Bavarian State Opera, Vienna State Opera, others. Soloist with many orchestras. Active recitalist.

Click here to visit Barbara Kilduff’s website. Here, Barbara performs the “Mad Scene” from Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor.

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E. SCOTT LEVIN (Bass-baritone, Los Angeles)
Songs for the Nativity
Los Angeles Opera Chorus.
Soloist for Pacific Opera Project.

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JONATHAN MACK (Tenor, Los Angeles)
Britten in Song–Los Angeles
Internationally acclaimed tenor in opera, oratorio, and recital. Appearances throughout Europe and the United States. Frequent appearances with Los Angeles Opera.

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KATIE ELIZABETH MARTIN
(Soprano, Los Angeles)
American Pilgrimage
Appearances with Montana Lyric Opera, Repertory Opera Company, USC Thornton Opera, and others. Young Artist with SongFest in Los Angeles. Graduate, USC Thornton School of Music.

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BRIAN MOLL (Pianist, Boston)
Britten in Song–Boston, Tears of Gold
Pianist in recitals in Austria, Germany, Switzerland, France, Japan, and the United States. Assistant Conductor for Boston Lyric Opera and Opera North. Chair of Keyboard and Vocal Studies, Longy School of Music of Bard College.

Click here for Brian Moll’s Artist Biography.

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ANTHONY MORENO (Baritone, Los Angeles)
Carols Rare and Bright
Graduate student at the University of Southern California Thornton School of Music. Winner of several awards, including the Metropolitan Opera National Council and the California State Senate.

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ARIEL PISTURINO (Soprano, Los Angeles)
Britten in Song–Los Angeles
Carols Rare and Bright
Songs for the Nativity
The Not Quite Paris Cabaret

Soloist with Long Beach Opera, Redlands Opera Theater, The Industry, and other groups. Premieres of new works by composers Mark Abel, Nick Gianopoulus, and others.
Read more about Ariel by clicking here.

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CHRISTOPHER REED (Pianist, Denver)
World AIDS Day Concerts
Faculty, Colorado State University
DMA, Eastman School of Music

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DAVID LEE RUEST (Violinist, Los Angeles)
Sakura Songs
Violinist, Santa Barbara Symphony

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MARK SALTERS (Pianist, Los Angeles)
American Pilgrimage
Faculty, California State University Fullerton

 

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JOHN SEESHOLTZ (Baritone, Denver)
World AIDS Day Concerts
Finalist, San Francisco Opera Merola program.
Premieres of new works at SongFest in Los Angeles. Faculty, Colorado State University.
Click here for more information about John.

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gerald_seminatoreGERALD SEMINATORE (Tenor, Los Angeles) Founding Director, Spacious Vision Song Project

American Pilgrimage, Britten in Song,
Carols Rare and Bright, Love’s Guitar,
New Year Concerts, Songs for the Nativity,
Sakura Songs, Tears of Gold,
The Not Quite Paris Cabaret,
World AIDS Day Concerts

Critically acclaimed singer in London Times, Opera Magazine, San Francisco Classical Voice, other publications. Appearances in many operas in theaters in the USA and Europe. Prizes from the Metropolitan Opera National Council, Oratorio Society of New York, MacAllister Foundation for Singers, and other groups.

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TARO WAYAMA (Guitarist, Los Angeles)
Love’s Guitar, Songs for the Nativity,
Sakura Songs, The Not Quite Paris Cabaret

Classical and contemporary guitarist and composer. Member of Duo Ex Ovo (with guitarist Thomas Foster).
Graduate, USC Thornton School of Music.

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