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PARTNERS for the Arts, Inc.

  • encourages and promotes the career of emerging performing artists by sponsoring competitions and public presentations,
  • promotes and interacts with performing arts organizations and schools of music in mutually beneficial activities, and
  • collaborates with others to develop educational programs that nurture audience development and love of classical music and the arts.

We hope you will join us!


BRAVI winners of PARTNERS’ 2018  6th Vocal Awards Competition –
April 15, 2018

 
1st prize: bass-baritone
Christian Pursell (CA)
2nd prize: tenor
Brandon Scott Russell (OH)
 
Honorable Mention
soprano Robin Steitz (NY)
Judges Special Award
soprano Melissa Mino (VA)

Finalists

mezzo-soprano
Alyssa Martin
soprano
Emma McDermott
Soprano
Julia Radosz

 

Judges semifinals: Thomas Colohan – artistic Director of the Washington Master Chorale, John Edward Niles – artistic director the Institute for Young Dramatic Voices/The American Wagner Project, Joseph Walsh – music Director for Mason, the In Series,  and Alexandria’s Metro Stage

 Judges finals: Rob Ainsley – director of the Washington National Opera’s Domingo- Cafritz Young Artist Program and the American Opera Initiative, Elizabeth Bishop –American mezzo-soprano, Robert Wood – founder and artistic director of UrbanArias

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INFORMANCE SERIES

From The Beggars Opera to Bernstein and beyond…!

 Presented by N. Thomas Pedersen Conductor

   
John Gay The Beggar’s Opera – 1728  Leonard Bernstein 

Saturday, March 17, 2018
Washington Circle Hotel 
One Washington Circle, N.W. – Washington, D.C.
10 am to 12 pm – Coffee, Tea, Croissant, and ARTS!!

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Enthusiastically received by a well-attended audience PARTNERS
presented, at the Washington Circle Hotel,
the first of its INFORMANCE SERIES

COMMEMORATING THE 100th ANNIVERSARY

1917: Evolution and Revolution

Russia leads the world into the Modern Era of Performing,
Visual, and Literary Arts

Presented by Dr. Elaine R. Walter, PhD

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The Bulgarian Music Society in
a co-presentation with PARTNERS for the Arts showcased Prizewinners of PARTNERS’ 2016 Vocal Competition and a graduate student from Catholic University School of Music in its Annual Musicale, Friday, Feb. 24, 2017 at the Bulgarian Embassy in Washington D.C.

Pianist Frank Conlon, 3nd prizewinner soprano Lara Lynn McGill, Promising Young Artist 2nd prizewinner soprano Alexis Aimé, Catholic University School of Music graduate student Jennifer Dunn, and 2nd prizewinner bass Timothy Bruno. ( … MORE)

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It was a pleasure and an honor to be at Taiwan’s Historical Twin Oaks Estate for the second year in a row for PARTNERS’ Anniversary Celebration and to know that His Excellency Ambassador Lyshun Shen and Mrs. Shen were once more supporting our mission by offering a platform for our singers to perform and allowing us to enjoy the advancement of their careers. (…MORE)

Sam Jew Kim, mezzo-soprano - Judges Special Award 2016, Matthew Reese, counter-tenor - second prizewinner 2015, Mrs. Shen and His Excellency Ambassador Lyshun Shen, Norman Garrett, baritone - 1st prizewinner 2013, Frank Conlon, accompanist.

Sam Jew Kim, mezzo-soprano – Judges Special Award 2016, Matthew Reese, counter-tenor – second prizewinner 2015, Mrs. Shen and His Excellency Ambassador Lyshun Shen, Norman Garrett, baritone – 1st prizewinner 2013, Frank Conlon, accompanist.