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Paul LaRoche is the founder and producer of the award-winning Native American music group Brulé. The group is best known for thrilling audiences with a merging of cultural rock and theatrical instrumentations.


This season, renowned American mezzo-soprano Michelle DeYoung’s many engagements include appearances with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, Belgium National Orchestra, San Diego Symphony, and the Colorado Symphony.

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Celena Shafer – Soprano

After two summers as an apprentice at the Santa Fe Opera, the career of Soprano Celena Shafer was launched to critical raves as Ismene in Mozart’s Mitridate, Re di Ponto.

Ryan Haskins, Music Director & Conductor Celena Shafer, Sporano Michelle Deyoung, Mezzo-soprano Chorus: Dordt University Choir Iowa Lakes Community College Choir Missouri …

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The Villalobos Brothers

“One of the most admired pianists of his generation” (New York Times), Inon Barnatan has established a unique and varied career, equally celebrated as a soloist, curator and collaborator. A regular soloist with many of the world’s foremost orchestras and conductors, he served as the inaugural Artist-in-Association of the New York Philharmonic for three seasons.

Ryan Haskins, Music Director & Conductor Alberto Villalobos Ernesto Villalobos Luis Villalobos Program Pieces & Movements Selections to be announced from the …