H-SC Hosts "Cantabile" on April 14

April 11, 2014

Cantabile: music in singing styleOn Monday, April 14, Hampden-Sydney College hosts a musical presentation featuring Adelaide Trombetta, Mary Ann Archer, Luca Trombetta, and Frank Archer.  

In this performance, Adelaide will sing soprano as Mary Ann plays the flute, Luca plays the viola, and Frank plays the piano. Each of these artists is renowned for musical talent.

Mary Ann Archer is a flutist, piccoloist, and college professor. She was a member of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra in New York City for over 26 years. Mary Ann received music degrees from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati and from Catholic University. Her husband, Professor Frank Archer '73 received his B.A. from Hampden-Sydney College and went on to earn his M.M. from Westminster Choir College. He is an Associate Professor of Fine Arts at Hampden-Sydney College, and as conductor. Frank has led the Men's Chorus on tours of England and Italy. During a trip Italy, they were invited to sing at the installation of the new Archbishop of Assisi and for a mass at the high altar in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. In recent years, he has also been a Visiting Associate Professor of Music and Director of Choral Music at Sweet Briar College. 

Adelaide Trombetta received her B.M. from the University of Illinois and her M.M. from Yale University. She performed in Switzerland and Italy, and in 2009, she joined the faculty of Liberty University. Adelaide is well experienced in the professional opera and concert scene having performed numerous leading roles. Her husband, Luca Trombetta received his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in viola performance with highest honors from the Conservatory of St. Cecilia. During this time, he was also a student at the Perosi Academy of Biella (Italy) studying with Simonide Braconi, the principal viola of La Scala Theater of Milan. He is currently a D.M.A. candidate at James Madison University and teaches at Randolph College. Together, they reside in Lynchburg, Virginia.

Sponsored by the Fine Arts Department, the concert begins at 7:30 PM at Crawley Forum.  This event is free and open to the community.