Guitarist Taro Wayama and tenor Gerald Seminatore perform for Noble House Concerts

We begin the New Year by introducing a new collaborator, guitarist Taro Wayama.

Taro is a Japanese born guitarist and composer. He is a winner of numerous competitions, such as the top prize in the 2003 Aron Green/American String Teachers Association Guitar Competition, and 2nd place in the Thailand International Guitar Competition. Taro has performed in Japan, Thailand, Canada, and the US. As a composer he received “Best Original Score” at the Los Angeles Movie Awards for an independent film, “Anne Jennings”. Taro holds Master’s and Bachelor of Music degrees from the University of Southern California, where his teachers included Pepe Romero and Scott Tennant.

Taro and tenor Gerald Seminatore will perform as part of the Noble House Concerts Classical Series. Selections will include songs by Benjamin Britten, John Dowland, and Morton Lauridsen. This concert also features Kozue Mutsumoto (koto), Jennifer Ingertila (flute), David LR (violin), and Thomas Foster (guitar), with repertoire TBA.

Saturday, January 24, 7:30 p.m. in Sherman Oaks, CA.
Suggested donation: $15 per person. Refreshments are served by the concert hosts.

To make a seating reservation and receive directions to the venue, contact Barbara Greenspan via Email at, or call (818) 780-5979.

New Year Concert on Jan. 4 at Bowdoin College, Brunswick

400px-Bowdoin-chapel-winterFollowing the tradition of Christmas lasting 12 days, our program concludes the holiday season and celebrates the New Year.  Soprano Barbara Kilduff, pianist Brian Moll, and tenor Gerald Seminatore will perform seasonal songs, arias, and duets by J.S. Bach, Benjamin Britten, Georg Frederic Handel, Ralph Vaughn Williams, and others.

This is a singular opportunity to experience the work of accomplished artists in the intimate environment of the historic Chapel at Bowdoin College. Leave the cold outside and join us for a soulful concert of repertoire for the winter season.

BARBARA KILDUFF (soprano). Appearances at Metropolitan Opera, La Scale, Bavarian State Opera, Vienna State Opera. Soloist with many orchestras. Active recitalist.

GERALD SEMINATORE (tenor). Critically acclaimed soloist in opera and concert throughout the United States and in Europe, including Dortmund, Frankfurt, Kaiserslautern, and Bremen (Germany), as well Santa Fe, Glimmerglass, West Bay, and other theaters. Many song recitals with emphasis on the German Lied and works of Benjamin Britten.

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


Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at the Bowdoin College Chapel, Brunswick, ME.
7:30 start time. Doors open at 7:00.

No pre-sale for tickets, $15 general admission at the door, $10 discount for students/seniors and Bowdoin Friends and staff. Cash or personal check only, please.

Free parking is easily accessible on Park Row, just off of Maine Street on the western perimeter of the Bowdoin campus. A map of the Bowdoin College campus can be downloaded here.

The Chapel entrance is wheelchair/walker accessible. You may wish to bring a cushion.

E-mail inquiries to, or you may leave a comment here which our moderator will see. Voicemail messages may be left at  (207) 200-3526, and we will respond as soon as we can.

Thank you for visiting, and we hope to see you on Jan. 4!