“Fairy Tales Come Alive in Music” is the theme of Chamber Orchestra Ogden’s March 23, 2019 concert. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. at Peery’s Egyptian Theater, where we will perform a wide variety of music inspired by fairy tales from around the world.
This concert is presented by Peery’s Egyptian Theatre and Chamber Orchestra Ogden and will be a family concert without age restrictions other than no-babes-in arms. Our repertoire will include The Witches Ride, The Sandman Song, and Evening Prayer from “Hansel and Gretel, music from Beauty and the Beast, Mozart’s aria The Queen of the Night from “The Magic Flute,” Tchaikovsky’s Sleeping Beauty Ballet Suite, and other works. A special highlight will be Rimsky-Korsakov’s The Flight of the Bumblebee from “Tsar Saltan,” in an arrangement for woodwind quintet.
We will be featuring two soloists on this concert, coloratura soprano Cheryl Fowers, and mezzo-soprano Kiersten Erickson. Here is some information on these two fine singers.
Cheryl Fowers graduated from Weber State University with a Bachelor of Arts in Music. During her college career she was privileged to play the prestigious role of the Queen of the Night in Mozart’s “Magic Flute”. As a junior, Cheryl performed on Concerto Night with her sister Olivia singing The Flower Duet from “Lakme.” As a senior, Cheryl was the recipient of the esteemed Craig Jessop Scholarship. Towards the end of her college career, Cheryl was again chosen to perform as a concerto night soloist, performing Bell Song from “Lakme.” Around that same time she was excited to find out that she was also expecting her first child.
Soon after she graduated, Cheryl and her husband Chad welcomed their first baby girl in the fall of 2015. Cheryl and Chad welcomed another baby girl into their family in the summer of 2017. Cheryl loves being a mom and considers it her greatest and most fulfilling “role.” Apart from being a mother of two busy little girls, Cheryl owns and operates her own vocal studio in the northern Utah area, and loves to perform whenever possible.
Cheryl is grateful for her parents for all of their encouragement and support. She thanks her husband and children for giving her the passion to be her best self, and God who gave her all these gifts in the first place. She would like to especially recognize and thank her beloved teacher and mentor, Evelyn Harris, who has been her vocal instructor for nearly 10 years.
Kiersten Erickson is a recent graduate of the University of Utah, completing a degree in vocal performance. She has had many wonderful performance opportunities with the U of U Opera and is branching out to more professional work, most recently as soloist in the Sterling Singers Christmas concert this last December.
Her most recent performances include Leonard Bernstein’s operetta Trouble in Tahiti with the Lyric Opera Ensemble at the U of U, and Menotti’s Amahl and the Night Visitors with Next Ensemble, directed by Dr. Errik Hood from USU, and conducted by Gabriel Gordon.
Kiersten sings with the Utah Symphony Chorus at Abravanel Hall, as well as with a new community choir, Amavi, under the direction of Sonja Poulter. Singing is her greatest passion, and she is so excited to be performing with Chamber Orchestra Ogden.
Tickets for this concert are available by phone at 801-689-8700, or in person at the Egyptian Theater box office M-F from 10 am to 6 pm. They may also be purchased online at http://www.smithstix.com/music/all-music/classical-orch/event/22541/chamber-orchestra-ogden-concert-mar-23 As always active military, veterans, and their families are admitted without charge to all COO concerts, as are music students ages 8-18.
All well-behaved children are welcome at this concert. No babes-in-arms please.
COO is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization. We extend our grateful thanks to Weber County RAMP, Ogden City, the George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Foundation, the Lawrence T. & Janet T. Dee Foundation, the Stewart Foundation, The Richard K. and Shirley S. Hemingway Foundation, Utah Arts and Museums, and our wonderful individual donors, for their support.