The John F. Peto Studio Museum and the Garden State Philharmonic present an evening of Broadway favorites featuring Soprano Soloist, Dominique Atwater, Baritone Soloist, Miguel Angel Vasquez, Piano, Craig Ketter.
DATE: Saturday, October 19th, 2019
TIME: 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
LOCATION: Island Heights United Methodist Church, 111 Ocean Avenue, Island Heights, NJ.Buy Tickets
About Dominique Atwater, Soprano Soloist
Dominique Jenae Atwater is a singer, and actor, and kindness promoter based in Brooklyn, NY. There she actively performs with the neo-soul project LADYBUG and is a vocalist for a new jazz project with Hawthplay Records.
Dominique has performed in various shows and acts all over the world. Her regional performances include roles in RAGTIME, MADAGASCAR, THE TOXIC AVENGER, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, HAIRSPRAY, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, IN THE BLOOD (play). In addition, she has toured in China with the show LEGALLY BLONDE. and at Sea with the cover band THE LAST CALL.
Originally from North Carolina, Dominique Atwater grew up with her fabulous blended family and graduated with a Bachelors of Music in Choral Music Education from Appalachian State University. During school Dominique studied opera, and participated in a cappella, gospel, and theatre groups. After graduation, she taught music (and robotics!) for two years in Concord, NC.
Her philosophy on life: maybe if we continue to share music, listen to one another, educate the young and the old, and respect our planet –– this world can heal. Love and light to all. @dominiquejenae www.dominiquejenae.com
About Miguel Angel Vasquez, Baritone Soloist
Dominican-American baritone Miguel Angel Vasquez, praised for his “ardent baritone voice and strong dramatic presence” (operawire) and “Golden Voiced” (The Post Standard) was most recently seen at Lincoln Center in the world Premiere of “Stonewall” the opera with NYC Opera. A lover of opera, musical theater, and jazz, this crossover baritone has been seen OFF Broadway, Carnegie Hall, and regionally throughout the country and Internationally in Canada, Germany, Greece, and Spain. Favorite roles include; Javert in Les Miserables, Coalhouse in Ragtime, Joe in Showboat, Wolf/Cinderella’s Prince in Into the Woods, Dr. Falke in die Fledermaus, Alfonso in La Favorita, , Peter in Hansel and Gretel, Enrico in Lucia di Lammermoor, and Urbain in La Vie Parissienne, among other.
A champion of new works and music, he has premiered and worked on many new productions and new music festivals. Favorites include Dark River: The Fannie Lou Hamer Story with the Mount Holyoke Symphony, an opera and cycle of new music by Philip Springer, The New in November Festival with Hartford Opera Theater, The Man of Bergerac, Thomas Pasatieri’s The Hotel Casablanca, and the NYC premiere of El Rey Nacio. Favorite concert works as a soloist include; Mozart Requiem (CLO),
Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy (Carnegie Hall), Pablo Casals’ El Pessebre, George Root’s The Haymakers, Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb, Brahms Requiem, and Handel’s Messiah.
About Craig Ketter, Pianist
Critically acclaimed for “transporting the listeners to extraordinary heights” and “into a world beyond time and space,” pianist Craig Ketter is known for playing with powerhouse sonority combined with long-lined, dulcet lyricism. Mr. Ketter has performed as soloist with the Grant Park Symphony Orchestra, the North Carolina Symphony, the Sacramento Philharmonic, the Oakland East Bay Symphony, the Mobile Symphony, the South Orange Symphony, the Raleigh Symphony, the Garden State Philharmonic, the Durham Symphony, the Rocky Ridge Music Festival Orchestra, and the American Festival for the Arts Orchestra. His solo concerts have taken him to Mexico, Argentina, Barbados, France, Germany, Japan, and across the United States and Canada.
Complementing his solo performances with collaborative ventures, Mr. Ketter regularly joins forces with international singers and chamber groups. Venues include NPR’s Performance Today series, CBS Sunday Morning, Sirius Satellite Radio, Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, the Teatro Colon in Buenos Aires, La Huaca de Atlapa in Panama City, the Tanglewood Music Festival, the Savannah Music Festival, Bay Chamber Concerts in Rockport, Maine, “Music in the Mountains” in Colorado, and The Marilyn Horne Foundation. Musicians he has collaborated with include flutists Eugenia Zukerman and Carol Wincenc, clarinetists Stephen Williamson, Ricardo Morales, and Jon Manasse, cellists Robert deMaine and Eric Bartlett, violinists Kelly Hall-Tompkins, Roy Malan, and Paul Huang, and singers Renee Fleming, Deborah Voigt, Margaret Jane Wray, Cynthia Lawrence, Samuel Ramey, Paul Plishka, Ben Heppner, Cliff Forbis, and Robert White. He has also performed with the esteemed actress Claire Bloom.