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)
soprano Robin Steitz (NY)
|Judges Special Award
soprano Melissa Mino (VA)
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
From The Beggar’s 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!!
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
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.
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)