Handel, Kioulaphides, Copland, Rachmaninoff,
Massenet, Vaughan Williams, and Assad
September 23 @ 2:00pm
Dynamic classical trio “Riot With Three” – Alison Davy, soprano (a memorable Florence Foster Jenkins in BST’s 2017 production of “Souvenir”); Javier Oviedo, saxophone; and Gene Rohrer, piano – returns to BST for a third visit with an exciting and eclectic program of works by G.F. Handel, Aaron Copland, Victor Kioulaphides, Sergei Rachmaninoff, Jules Massenet, Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Clarice Assad.
Devoted to entertaining and engaging audiences with classical recitals featuring both traditional and contemporary works, the group’s combined resumé lists some of the nation’s most prestigious concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Kennedy Center and the White House, in addition to venues throughout Europe and Asia. As an ensemble, they have enjoyed tremendous success and garnered critical acclaim at (among others) New York’s DiMenna Center for Classical Music, the Kingston Festival of the Arts, NYC’s Ethical Culture Society concert series, and the Fort Salem Theatre.
Alison Davy (Soprano) Praised by Opera Orchestra of New York’s Eve Queler for her “beautiful expression and style,” Ms. Davy has appeared in opera and oratorio both nationally and internationally. Some recent engagements have included Haydn’s “The Creation” with Choral Society of the Hamptons, Dierdre in the world premiere of Richard Pearson Thomas’ “A Wake or a Wedding” with Encompass New Opera Theatre, Britten’s “Les Illuminations” with the East Bay Chamber Orchestra in San Francisco, Violetta in scenes from Verdi’s “La Traviata” at the National Opera Center, and the world premiere recording of Steven Lebetkin’s “Six Songs on Poems by Walt Whitman” with the City of Prague Philharmonic. Ms. Davy has been featured as a guest artist at Lincoln Center’s Bruno Walter Auditorium and was selected to perform at the White House for President and Mrs. Clinton. From 2015 until 2017, she also served as Bridge Street Theatre’s Development Director, and she starred as Florence Foster Jenkins in Stephen Temperley’s “Souvenir”, the opening production in the theatre’s 2017 Subscription Season.
Javier Oviedo (Saxophone) One of the brightest soloists of the classical saxophone world, Mr. Oviedo is acclaimed for his lustrous tone, passionate musicianship, and formidable technique. He works tirelessly to present the saxophone, as a unique, versatile, exciting classical instrument. His continuing research has helped introduce the rich tradition of musical composition for the entire saxophone family. He has performed to great praise in many cities across the country and around the world, from China to Latin America to many cities in Eastern and Western Europe including Barcelona, Paris, the Republic of Moldova, and in the Russian Federation.
Gene Rohrer (Piano) A graduate of the Manhattan School of Music and Occidental College in Los Angeles, Mr. Rohrer was seen and heard, both in New York City and Chicago, as an actor/singer/pianist in the role of Galileo in “The Top Ten People of the Millenium Sing Their Favorite Schubert Lieder” by Alec Duffy. He sang many works by Gilbert and Sullivan with the Light Opera of Manhattan when it was NYC’s main source for operetta. He toured as a pianist with baritone Saviero Barbieri and James Billings of the NYCO, the Festival of Song Quartet, and the Gregg Smith Singers.