Music & Morsels: Finding My Voice: A Singer's Journey | Osher Marin Jewish Community Center

Music & Morsels: Finding My Voice: A Singer's Journey

Wed, February 12, 2020 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


Music Morsels

Join us for matinee event with talk, treats & tunes!  Enter our lovely atrium, take a moment to connect with new and long-time friends, and enjoy “dessert & coffee” (or tea) with our compliments! Then, sit back and bask in a terrific program featuring the artistry of great musicians.  

Our February program features Mezzo-soprano Kathleen Moss & Pianist Ron Valentino

Enjoy a singer’s journey from favorite Broadway show tunes to some of opera’s hits as mezzo-soprano Kathleen Moss – accompanied by pianist Ron Valentino – take you on this personal exploration through song and stories.

Reserve your space(s) soon!  Because seating is very limited, registration is open until the event is sold out or until noon on the Wednesday before the program – whichever comes first.

About Kathleen Moss

Kathleen Moss, mezzo soprano, has been recognized as a singer with a great voice and projection" and "a dramatic ability seldom seen on the opera stage."

Ms. Moss has performed with many bay area opera companies including San Francisco Opera, Opera San Jose, West Bay Opera, West Edge Opera, Fremont Opera, Livermore Valley Opera, Berkeley Opera, San Francisco Lyric Opera, Cinnabar Opera & Pocket Opera and is a former Resident Artist with the San Francisco Opera Center.  Favorite roles include the title role in Carmen, Santuzza in Cavalleria Rusticana, Judith in Bartok's Bluebeard's Castle, Maddalena in Rigoletto & Polina in Pique Dame.

Her concert engagements include solo appearances with the Sacramento Choral Society & Orchestra, Stockton Symphony, Fremont Symphony, Mendocino Music Festival, UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra, Bay Choral Guild, Masterworks Chorale, Handel Opera Project, Camerata California, San Francisco Opera Guild and a live concert broadcast on National Public Radio.  

Her concert repertoire includes Handel's Messiah, Mahler's Symphony No. 2, Mozart's Requiem & Coronation Mass, Bach's Magnificat, Mendelssohn's Elijah, Rossini's Stabat Mater, Pergolesi's Stabat Mater, Elgar's The Dream of Gerontius, Beethoven's Mass in C and Haydn's Lord Nelson Mass.

As a crossover artist, she has performed with American Musical Theater of San Jose, Lamplighters Music Theatre, 42nd Street Moon, Theatreworks, Lyric Theatre of San Jose, Sacramento's Music Circus, Montalvo Arts Center & Shakespeare Santa Cruz.  

She can also be heard on the original cast recording of The 3 Musketeers featuring Tony Award winners Sutton Foster & Christian Borle.  Ms. Moss is a California native and has a degree in Theatre Arts from UC Santa Cruz. 

About Ron Valentino:

Ron Valentino is a collegiate music associate at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in the Opera Theatre department, Teaching Artist for the San Francisco Opera Guild's Education Programs, Director of Music for Trinity Church in Menlo Park, and pianist for the Young Women's Choral Projects of San Francisco.

He has performed with many of today's best-known classical artists including Ruth Ann Swenson, Nathan Gunn and Deborah Voigt.

In addition to concert work, Ron has been on the music staff of the San Francisco Opera and Opera Center, Los Angeles Opera and the New National Theatre Tokyo.  Ron has also performed with the San Francisco Symphony, California Symphony and the Sacramento Symphony.

Additional credits include the American Conservatory Theatre and the record breaking San Francisco production of Phantom of the Opera.

Event Timing

1:00-1:45pm – Chat, Dessert, Coffee/Tea
1:45-3:00pm – Live musical performance

Reservations & Seating

$20 – Individual Premiere Seating*
$15 – Individual Classic Seating* 

To reserve spaces, please call the Osher Marin JCC at 415-444-8000

Important Notes

    • If not sold out in advance, all reservations must be made by noon on Friday, February 7, 2020.
    • Drop-in and day-of reservations are not available.
    • Just like tickets at most performing arts venues, registrations are non-refundable and non-exchangeable.

Fees do not cover the cost of programs!

 Today’s program is made possible by donors to the Osher Marin JCC’s “Adult Learning & Living” programs. 

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