Their concert begins at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased for $15 at the door or ahead of time at the theater, Sagen's in Raymond or the South Bend Pharmacy, or through PayPal at SAL's website, sundayafternoonlive.org.
Many in the area will remember Elizabeth from her appearances with her dad, pianist Mike Strickland, who performed for SAL in 2010 and 2012. In this month's return to Raymond, Elizabeth will be joined by baritone Jeremy Moll to highlight the diversity and beauty of the piano and voice.
The event, dubbed “An Afternoon of Opera, Art Song and Piano Favorites”, will feature a hand-picked selection of time-tested favorites. An “art song” is a vocal music composition, usually written for one voice with piano accompaniment. Their selection also could include musical theater, jazz and 20th century popular music. In a recent appearance, the duo drew a standing ovation – something unheard of for such young performers!
These two rising stars – both in their early 20s – have accumulated fairly lengthy performing histories.
Pianist Elizabeth Strickland, 22, has been performing in her dad’s concerts as a special guest since age 8. She is now in her junior year of college majoring in piano performance. She attends the Clarks Honors College at the University of Oregon in Eugene, and is studying piano with Professor Dean Kramer at the U of O School of Music and Dance.
Recent accomplishments include presenting a recital for Mary’s Woods at Marylhust, and being a featured guest performer with the Oquirrh Mountain Symphony. She is the recipient of a music scholarships from the Rislov Foundation as well as a scholarship from the P.E.O. Chapter of McMinnville. She will be attending the Aspen Music Festival and School this summer where she will study with the renowned pianist Anton Nel.
Elizabeth has taken master classes and/or lessons with Richard Egarr, Edward Auer, Paul Schenly, Dean Kramer, Peter Mack, Awadagin Pratt, Blair McMillen, Peter Takacs, Mario Feninger, Benjamin Kim, Alessio Bax, Gail Berenson, Susan Chan, and William Nyaho.
She loves being outdoors enjoying nature and is an avid reader. She loves to share her love of nature as a volunteer camp counselor for Wilderness Awareness School in Duvall, Wash. More information about this young performer can be found at http://mikestrickland.com/about-mike/elizabeth-strickland/.
Vocalist Jeremy Moll, 24 years old, is a 2012 graduate of Linﬁeld College in McMinnville, Ore. He studied classical voice with Dr. Gwen Leonard, David Wakeham and Dr. Anton Belov. He graduated with a Liberal Arts degree with an emphasis in Music.
In 2010, Jeremy was chosen as a winner of the Linﬁeld Chamber Orchestra’s Concerto Competition, where he performed an aria from Donizetti’s Don Pasquale with the orchestra under the direction of Maestro Michael Gesme. Other notable performances during his time at Linﬁeld include the baritone solos in Mozart’s Requiem, Schubert’s Mass in G and Faure’s Requiem.
For his culminating collegiate project in 2012, Jeremy presented a Senior Performance Project in which he performed selections of classical voice repertoire, jazz piano and voice, a 4-movement classical piano piece of his own composition and two modern popular music pieces for voice and acoustic guitar.
Jeremy currently lives in McMinnville, Ore., where he has a recording and composition studio in his home. He now instructs several voice students of his own, and he continues to study under Dr. Anton Belov.
For more information and to follow Jeremy’s activities, visit JeremyMoll.com.