ABOUT THE EVENT

Terry has performed in opera, musical theatre and in concert, including leading roles in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro, Verdi’s La Traviata, Puccini’s La Boheme, Donizetti’s L’Elizir d’Amore, Handel’s Tamerlano, and Gounod’s Romeo et Juliette, for Michigan Opera Theatre, Dayton Opera, Pittsburgh Opera Center, Opéra Français de New York, Music Theatre of Ireland, and Opéra d’Italia. She has sung under the batons of Zubin Mehta, Loren Maazel and Kurt Mazur. Among her music theatre credits, Terry played the role of Carlotta in the Broadway Company of The Phantom of the Opera, where she performed nearly 3,000 performances over 7 years. She made her Off-Broadway debut and earned her Equity (actors union) Card in a production by avant-garde theater pioneer Richard Foreman, and is featured in his book “Love and Science”.

Along with Westporter Cissy Hornung and the American Cancer Society, Terry was musical director of the annual “Broadway on Beachside” benefit concerts, and helped raise over $4.5 million over 12 years to fund breast cancer research. She can be heard singing the national anthem for the nationally ranked basketball teams of UConn, her alma mater, and is mentioned as one of several “home-grown” Broadway talents in “Westport, CT”, a book by Woody Klein. Terry graduated from Staples High School where she was a member of Staples Players and the Orphenians

Frank Mastrone has appeared on Broadway in The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Les Miserables, Jekyll and Hyde, Saturday Night Fever and Big: The Musical, as well as off-Broadway and major National tours. He has performed at Carnegie Hall, the Long Wharf Theatre (New Haven), The Old Globe Theatre (San Diego) The Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma (Oklahoma City) and The Royal Albert Hall (London). He also works as an entertainment specialist for a senior living corporation; teaches musical theatre at the Greenwich Performing Arts Studio; performs with numerous theatre companies and choirs; creates events, concerts and cabarets for a large variety of businesses and non-profit organizations. www.frankmastrone.com

Heather Amlin Hamilton, Ed.D., a native of Fairfield, CT is the Director of Music at Saugatuck Church, UCC in Westport, CT and is also the owner of Hamilton Music Services where she teaches piano, theory and history to students of all ages and abilities. She is also a former conducting student of Bernstein at Tanglewood. Dr. Hamilton attended the Mannes College of Music and holds two Master’s Degrees from the Manhattan School of Music. She has the distinction of being the first fellowship recipient as pianist in the Orchestral Performance Degree Program at MSM studying with Harriet Wingreen, former pianist with the NY Philharmonic. In 2010 Heather received her Doctorate in Educational Leadership from the University of Bridgeport, CT.

Dr. Hamilton has performed as pianist, accompanist, organist, percussionist and conductor throughout the United States and Europe. She has performed in many venues including Merkin Hall, Symphony Space, Town Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center. This past May she performed at the Metropolitan Club with Orpheus Chamber Orchestra and Branford Marsalis in a piece by Miles Davis. As a graduate student, she premiered over eighty new works and was fortunate to work with acclaimed composers Aaron Jay Kernis, Richard Danielpour and John Corigliano. Heather was a piano fellow and attended the National Orchestral Institute, The Waterloo Music Festival. She was an assistant to Jeaneane Dowis at the Music Studies Abroad Program in Provence, France for two summers and was a conducting student at the Tanglewood Music Center in 1987 learning from Leonard Bernstein, Gustav Meier, and Seiji Ozawa. Dr. Hamilton has performed under the batons of Marin Alsop, Leonard Slatkin, Kurt Masur, Gerard Schwartz, Gunther Schuller among others.

Originally from California, Michelle Thompson Ulerich trained at San Francisco Ballet for 9 years. She joined Ballet Austin in 2001 and during her 14 years there, she performed in works by Stephen Mills, Balanchine, Tharp, Ulysses Dove, Nelly van Bommel, Thang Dao, Dolbashian, James Gregg, Amy Seiwert, and Sidra Bell. Prelude Projects, Columbia Ballet Collaborative, Ballet Hartford, Hartt School, SUNY Purchase, Motion Dance Theater, Illusory Impressions, Ballet Spartanburg, Blanton Museum, and Ballet Austin have commissioned her for choreography. She was chosen as the Women’s Choreography Project winner by Avant Chamber Ballet and was featured in Pointe Magazine. She also earned her undergraduate degree from St. Edward’s University. Since moving to New York, she has shown works at Dixon Place, Actors Fund, Hudson Guild, Arts On Site, Theorist Fest, Shapeshifters Lab, and her own self produced evenings at Factory ArtSpace under her company name DISTRIBUTED MOVEMENT. She teaches at Purchase College, performs with Spark Movement Collective, and lives in New York with her husband and 2 children.

Note: Lawn & Concession open to the public one hour before show-time. Facility is closed to public during load-in and sound-check. Picnics are welcome. The Levitt Pavilion and its perimeter is a non-smoking area. Pets are not allowed.

In case of inclement weather, check back here or call our concert hotline (203-221-2153) at or after 4.30PM on the day of the show for a location status update. While we have a nearby rain location for free shows, we always do our best to stay outside shower or shine!

 

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