Program:

  • Gershwin Three Preludes for Orchestra
  • Mozart “Dove sono” from Marriage of Figaro
  • Dvorak “Song to the Moon” from Rusalka
  • Gounod “Jewel Song” from Faust
    Elaine Daiber, soprano
  • Brahms Symphony no. 2 in D

    Pre-concert talk by Leslie Holmes, begins at 2:15 p.m.

Soloist- Elain Daiber

Of her performance with the Grammy Award winning Albany Symphony, soprano Elaine Daiber "was a standout as the Countess, singing with a shadowy, unfolding beauty"(Albany Times Union)

This summer includes a return to the Tanglewood Music Center as a vocal fellow where she will sing the principal role of Dede in a new production of Leonard Bernstein's A Quiet Place, in celebration of the composer's centennial year.

A fierce lover of new music, Daiber recently performed the role of Milica in Ana Sokolović's Svadba at the Richard B. Fisher Center for the Performing Arts. Previous new music engagements include performances as a vocalist in Steve Reich’s Drumming with Sō Percussion, the Boston premiere of composer Sky Macklay’s Glossolalia, and the world premiere performance of Nathan Davis’s The Sand Reckoner at the Tanglewood Music Center.

Recent engagements have seen the versatile soprano in a variety of performances - a debut with the Albany Symphony excerpting the Countess in Mozart's Le Nozze Di Figaro, a vocal fellow at the Tanglewood Music Center, where festival highlights included performing in a concert of Ella Fitzgerald songs alongside mezzo-soprano Stephanie Blythe and soprano Dawn Upshaw, and selections from Berg’s Sieben Frühe Lieder with the Tanglewood Music Center Orchestra. She also performed the role of Paquette in a concert version of Leonard Bernstein's Candide with The Orchestra Now(TON), conducted by James Bagwell at the Richard B. Fisher Center.

Daiber is a recent graduate of the Graduate Vocal Arts Program at Bard Conservatory, where she studied with Edith Bers. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music in Vocal Performance with an emphasis in Theater and will continue her studies this fall at the New England Conservatory Graduate Performance Diploma program where she will study with Bradley Williams.