The Siletz Bay Music festival will continue its Salon Series of house concerts this Saturday, Dec. 8, with performances by three internationally acclaimed musicians in an oceanview Depoe Bay home.
The afternoon concert will feature mezzo-soprano Hannah Penn, baritone Anton Belov and pianist Johnandrew Slominski, playing Debussy’s “Chanson de Belitis,” “Klavierstücke Op. 118” by Brahms, and a selection of Russian arias.
In addition to world-class music, guests will be treated to gourmet appetizers prepared and served by the award-winning Taft High Culinary club.
Hannah Penn enjoys a diverse career as a performer of opera, oratorio and recital literature. She has sung more than 20 operatic roles with Glimmerglass Opera, Florida Grand Opera, Portland Opera, Tacoma Opera and other companies. A strong proponent of new works, she has performed in the American premiere tours of John Adam’s “El Nino” and Sven-David Sandstrom’s “High Mass,” and has been involved in the American premieres of several operas, including Anthony Davis’ “Wakonda’s Dream,” Richard Rodney Bennett’s “The Mines of Sulphur” and David Carlson’s “Anna Karenina.”
Gaining recognition for his rich vocals, Anton Belov has earned praise from critics and audiences alike for his portrayals of Enrico in “Lucia di Lammermoor,” Germont in “La Traviata,” Figaro in “Le Nozze di Figaro” and many more. He has performed throughout the United States with groups including the Boston Lyric Opera, Connecticut Grand Opera, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and the California Symphony. A native of Moscow, Belov holds a Doctorate of Music degree from the Boston University, a Bachelor of Music Degree from The New England Conservatory, an Artist’s Diploma and a Master of Music Degree from The Juilliard School and now serves as associate professor of music at Linfield College in McMinnville.
American pianist Johnandrew Slominski enjoys a distinguished reputation as a performer, educator, author and speaker. Slominski earned three degrees from the Eastman School of Music by age 21, and was unanimously nominated for the Jerald R. Graue Musicology Fellowship and the Eastman Performer’s Certificate. His first professorship followed at age 23. He currently serves as assistant professor of music at Linfield College.
Saturday’s concert will start at 3 pm in the oceanview home of Dick and Laurel Young, with directions provided upon reservation. Tickets, $30, are available by calling 541-992-1131.