Press Release for Saltnote Stageworks Festival

Shameless self promotion, but I am really exited about this festival, so here goes:

PS: I am playing the 3rd Genii in The Magic Flute, and expect to be in the choruses for Carmina Burana, Pagliacci coro, Ragtime, Sour Angelica and Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy.

Come watch!

Huge Month-Long Music Festival Coming to Maryland

Stageworks Festival is new and it’s exciting!

The PROGRAM is the largest Young Artist Festival in North America, with over 100 participants from the United States, Canada, Mexico, Europe and Asia uniting to present 17 consecutive evenings of performances in opera (Carmina Burana, The Magic Flute, Pagliacci & Suor Angelica), musical theater (Ragtime), jazz (with highlights from Porgy and Bess), Big Band, chamber works (Mostly Mozart), cabaret and more! All this with Grammy-Award winning conductors, Broadway directors, a music director from LA Opera, faculty from The Metropolitan Opera, La Scala, Kennedy Center, NYC Opera and leading universities and conservatories throughout the world, and world-class guest artists, Michael Maniaci, Rebecca Turner, and Stephen Reid.

The PERFORMANCES are local (Village Green in Indian Head, Maryland) and economical ($5 tickets for Monday-Thursday evening programs; $8-$10 for Friday-Sunday evening programs).

The PARTICIPANTS include youth, adults, faculty, students, technicians, paid staff, and volunteers.

The PROMISE is one of world-class professional entertainment for our community while promoting, encouraging, and training emerging young artists!
The young artists who will be attending and performing in Stageworks Festival possess the raw talent and strong desire necessary to succeed as the musicians and performers of tomorrow. Providing these young adults with the training and opportunities that will be afforded them this summer is the dream of Artistic Director and Waldorf resident, Lisa Kay Morton. Her goal is to make Stageworks Festival an annual event in Indian Head, Maryland: top-notch training and performance opportunities for young artists, while simultaneously giving the local community 17 consecutive evenings of world-class, but low-cost musical entertainment!

While the participants converge upon Charles County on June 6, 2008, the concerts won’t begin until June 13th, but run each evening thereafter through June 29th.

Details about Stageworks Festival can be found at

Inspirational Quote:

You see things; and you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were; and I say, “Why not?”–George Bernard Shaw

1 Comment

  1. Congratulations, Jessie! I first heard this great news from your beamingly proud mom on Sunday evening at an All Saints’ meeting.

    I just took a class of frosh to see The Magic Flute in San Jose last week so it is fresh in my ear… you will be wonderful in the trio of genii!! I love the delicacy and serenity of their music, and the good humor of their scenes with Pamina and Papageno especially. Have a wonderful time studying this beautiful score and performing it!

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