Library foundation summer music series opens July 8

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:46

Warwick — The Albert Wisner Public Library Foundation’s free musical series, “One World, Many Stories,” opens Friday July 8 at 7 p.m. Featured performers are: Friday July 8: Anne Tormela of the Manhattan Lyric Opera Tormela, founder and artistic director of Manhattan Lyric Opera, will perform a mixed program of opera, Broadway, and operetta. A native New Yorker, Tormela, “a lyric coloratura,” has been noted for her expressions, voice and techniques. She is an accomplished concert recitalist and has performed all over the world. She made her debut recital at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall and received a grant from the Rockefeller Foundation to perform a solo recital in their fall concert series in Bellagio, Italy. The Manhattan Lyric Opera Company was founded in 1998 by Tormela, its artistic director. It specializes in making this music accessible to established large facilities as well as to smaller venues which might otherwise never have the resources to offer such artistic works in their entirety or in part. Tuesday, Aug. 12: Espiritu Andino in an outdoor performance Andino performs a variety of traditional and new age urban melodies from the South American Andean Mountains. Created in 2005 as a response to the need to keep alive, share, spread, and transmit to new generations, Andino strives to demonstrate the ancient philosophy of the Inca culture and the different mystical places of the millenary Andean civilization. Incan music uses a pentatonic scale, and typical arrangements include a mixture of both indigenous and Spanish-influenced instrumentation, its pulse a distinctive and driving syncopated beat. Tuesday, Aug. 26: Emish - Celtic Rock with an Edge in an outdoor performance For over a decade, members of Emish have been performing traditional Irish, Irish rock, punk, and symphony orchestras in various professional groups. Individually, they have toured as far as Europe and Japan honing their performing skills. Their music includes “emishified” traditional songs and tunes with their own original compositions that create a sound described as “celtic rock with an edge.” Lawn chairs should be brought for outdoor performances. For inclement weather, the performances will be indoors. To learn more, call 986-1047.