Christine Steyer & Jean-Claude Orfali: The Sweet Spot Between Our Worlds

May 11, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
PianoForte Studios
1335 South Michigan Ave
IL 60605
Christine Steyer & Jean-Claude Orfali: The Sweet Spot Between Our Worlds @ PianoForte Studios

Christine Steyer, soprano Jean-Claude Orfali, piano with Claudia Hommel, soprano will perform works by Kurt Weill, John Jacob Niles, French Songs & premiere of New Songs by Steyer & Orfali.

The concert will run from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM with a short intermission.

Regular tickets $25 in advance/$30 at door.
Student tickets $15 in advance/$20 at door.
VIP tickets $50/not available at the door.
No refunds or exchanges available for this event.

Christine Steyer, soprano, has distinguished herself as an artist of great versatility. In addition to being the recent recipient of seven national performance awards including the 2018 American Prize Chicago Oratorio Award and 2011 Johnny Mercer Award, Steyer has received acclaim for her portrayals of the title role in Madama Butterfly and Violetta in La Traviata. Steyer recently sang for the Cuban Ambassador and was the featured artist for the American Opera Society Gala. She can be heard on the CD Voices of the Sacred produced by SoundsTrue. A frequent recitalist, Steyer sang with pianists Philip Morehead, Marta Johnson and guitarist Brandon Acker. Since 2000, she has sung as a chorister and in several small roles in 40 productions at Lyric Opera of Chicago. As a proponent of new works, she collaborated with numerous poets and musicians to publish Six Songs for Soprano and is collaborating on a book of cabaret songs with Jean-Claude Orfali.

Jean-Claude Orfali (Paris) has participated in many international events and piano concerts around the world. Pianist, composer, conductor, Jean-Claude comes from a family of musicians. For many years he has played regularly in Paris at venues such as Le George V, le Plaza-Athénée et le Bristol. He appears frequently at the oldest Parisian artistic cabaret Lapin Agile. He serves as pianist and instructor for the Chicago Paris Cabaret Connexion. He performs as a solo pianist, as part of small jazz groups and has led the Parisian Big Band “BB15”. He has composed and performed for film.

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