Cameron University New Music Festival to feature free concert with guest performers Amelia Love and Joel Love

Soprano Amelia Love will headline Cameron University’s New Music Festival, presented by the CU Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts on Thursday, November 30, at 7:30 p.m. The concert takes place in the McCutcheon Recital Hall, located in the Music Building of the Louise D. McMahon Fine Arts Complex and is open to the public at no charge. Cameron’s New Music Festival is made possible by Cameron University Lectures and Concerts Series.

Ms. Love will perform a variety of post-modern and contemporary music, including selections written by her husband, Joel Love, who will accompany her on piano.

Amelia Love made her professional debut as Barbarina in “Le Nozze di Figaro” with Austin Lyric Opera in 2013. She regularly returns to Austin to perform as Musetta in LOLA Production’s all-female rendition of “La Bohème.”  She enjoys bringing a quirky sense of humor to her characters. Jeff Davis of Broadway World Opera praised her performance in Princess Ida, “As Lady Psyche [... Amelia Love] gives a fantastic performance, and her rendition of ‘A lady fair of lineage high’ [was] a comedic highlight of the evening.”

As a Young Artist with Opera Theater Pittsburgh in the summer of 2016, Ms. Love performed Christina in a commissioned chamber opera, “The George Washington Suite,” by living composer Daron Hagen. While pursuing her master’s degree at the University of Texas at Austin, she performed Babs  in Hagen’s “New York Stories,” Adele  in “Die Fledermaus,” Cugina in “Madama Butterfly,” and Zerlina in “Don Giovanni.” Other roles include Susanna  in “Le Nozze di Figaro” and Pamina in “Die Zauberflöte” as well as several Gilbert and Sullivan roles.

While maintaining a private studio of students of all levels of voice and piano, she likes to engage with her community with music-making. She has provided weekly music classes to adolescent girls at the Gardner-Betts Juvenile Detention Center, which offers education as well as an outlet for self-expression to students, in Austin, Texas. She has served as a teaching artist as part of Da Camera’s education residency at the Monarch School in Houston, Texas. She is part of the Houston Grand Opera Chorus and a Young Artist with Da Camera of Houston.

The Cameron University New Music Festival was launched in 1976 to enhance the music compositional experience of CU students. Previous guest performers include composer Warren Benson, Michael Hennigan, Roger Hannay, Norman Dello Joio, Vincent Persichetti, Equinox Wind Trio of the Equinox Chamber Players, and CU alumnus Christopher Deane.

For more information, contact Cameron University Department of Art, Music and Theatre Arts at 581-2440.

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