“Songs from Far and Near” Concert in Deer Isle
August 20 @ 7:30 pm
After two years of COVID-induced silence, the gWatson Gallery is once again presenting music.
On Aug. 20 at 7:30 p.m., the American mezzo-soprano Marie Engle will present a
program titled “Songs from Far and Near.” Accompanied by Canadian pianist Mary Castello, Engle will offer songs by German, French and American composers including selections from the American Songbook.
Engle, an Ohio native, studied at Northwestern University’s Bienen School of Music and the Juilliard School in New York. Her operatic roles include Donna Elvira in Mozart’s “Don Giovanni” (Wichita Grand Opera) and roles in the operas of Bellini, Bizet and others.
Besides her work in opera, Engle is an active recitalist and chamber musician. She has performed in Canada, Austria, France and the USA.
Castello has established herself as a sought-after freelance collaborative pianist and
recital partner in Nova Scotia and beyond. She is an alumna of several international
collaborative pianist training programs for art song and opera, including Franz-Schubert-Institut (Baden Bei Wein, Austria), Vancouver Opera’s Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists Program, Opera Saratoga; Centre for Opera Studies in, Sulmona, Italy; Opera McGill; and Opera on the Avalon.
Sponsored by the gWatson Gallery, the concert will be presented at St. Brendan the Navigator Episcopal Church in Deer Isle.
Masks are required and will be available at the door.
For ticket reservations, call 367-2900.