In the last post regarding the upcoming Melopoiea event on February 21st, we explored the rich biographies of the two featured poets who will be reciting their love poems. We also will be welcoming a classical guitarist and a vocalist who will be singing love ballads.
John R. Tavano is a teacher, composer and guitarist with a wide repertoire of styles ranging from Renaissance and Baroque to Flamenco as well as Contemporary. Tavano has several recording of his own music including “La Gitana” and “Avila” released in 2003 and 2007, respectively, as well as past performances of “Melopoiea” in 2009 with the poets who will be featured at The Gables’ event.
Tavano has performed throughout New England and Europe as a member of the Boston Classical Guitar Society, staff musician at The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, and also as a member of The North Shore Musicians Association.
The vocalist we will be hearing, Ann Tucker, has been a featured soloist throughout the North Shore. She performs many classical pieces by Handel, Mendelssohn, Vivaldi, Bach and Mozart as well as Brazilian Bossa Nova, paying homage to her Brazilian roots. She has also worked with many musicians creating varied programs ranging from Spanish music all the way to songs from The Great American Songbook.
Tucker has studied voice with Dorothea Pliatska and Martha Peabody, and currently studies with opera tenor, Neal Ferreira. She received her BFA from Miami University of Ohio and studied music at the American University of Beirut, the University of Mexico and the Escola Panamericana de Arte in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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