Thursday, March 22, 2012
Bonaire’s Classical Music Board Offers Next Concert Featuring Opera and Folk Music
The next classical music concert will feature Aruba’s acclaimed operatic soprano, Tica Giel, accompanied by Antillean maestro, Wim Statius Muller, on the grand piano, on Saturday, March 31st, 2012 at 8:00 PM.
The duo will perform a recital in two parts: The first part will include classical opera and arias from Bellini, Charles Gounod, and songs from Enrique Granados, Carlo Goldini, Catharina van Rennes, and others. After the intermission, traditional Antillean and Dutch folk songs will be performed, giving a wide variety to the evening’s performance.
Tica Giel is back in her native Aruba, after a long and successful career in Europe where she received her musical education from, among others, Cora Canne Meier, and where she performed extensively on tour. She has played important roles in operas such as La Sonnambula (Bellini) and Die Zauberflote and Die Schauspieldirector (Mozart). Ms. Giel has also made three superb CDs, including one with Wim Statius Muller, performing Antillean songs.
Wim Statius Muller is well known on Bonaire as the outstanding classical pianist in the Caribbean region. The concert will also feature an after-party with Jasper Blokzijl on the piano. Tickets are available at Addo’s Books & Toys and Flamingo Bookstore on Kaya Grandi, Chat ‘n’ Browse at the Sand Dollar Mall, and at the Plaza Resort reservation desk. Cost is $20.00 per person in advance, or $25.00 at the door. Cost for children is $10.00. The concert will be held at Cacique Hall at the Plaza Resort Bonaire. (Source: Classical Music Board Bonaire)