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Last Year’s Intern Lands Job In Aspen

Processed with VSCOcam with a5 presetAfter her summer with the NRO as the Development Intern in 2015, Marit Evans made her way back to Tallahassee, FL to finish up her last year of her master’s degree in Arts Administration. During the Fall semester, she had the pleasure of interning with the Florida Department of State – Division of Cultural Affairs, where she helped orchestrate their state-wide conference Convening Culture 2016. Similar to her experience with the NRO, it was a great hands-on learning experience that greatly increased her readiness for ‘the real world’. 

Just a few weeks ago Marit left the East Coast behind once again for the Colorado Mountains! She has joined the wonderful team at the Anderson Ranch Arts Center as the new Development Associate.

Marit states, “I am extremely excited to be joining the development team at Anderson Ranch, and to finally be able to call Colorado my home!  My time spent with the NRO has proved to be an invaluabe stepping stone to securing a top-notch job in the Arts Administration field. The professional experience the NRO provided me was absolutely a major contributing factor to my success in easily securing a job after graduation and without it, I surely would have struggled. I cannot thank the NRO enough for giving me the opportunity to be a real part of the team, and hope they know what a major role in my success they have played. Thank you NRO, and here’s to a bright future!”

Marit was a vital part of the NRO team last summer and will surely be a wonderful addition to the team in Aspen.  And, since she’s not that far away, we expect to see her often.  Good luck in your new position, Marit!

Madison Suh, Guest Artist

Madison SuhYou can see her perform this summer with the NRO!

China In America
Saturday July 2, 7:30 PAM
Breckenridge Riverwalk Center
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Madison Suh has been studying piano since the age of 4 with Jasmine Steadman Piano Studio.  Madison has participated in numerous recitals and competitions including winning 1st place in the ACD Divison II of Schmitt Music 2016 Competition, 2nd Place at the CSMTA Rising Star Competition, 2nd Place at the CSMTA Concerto Competition, 1st place at the ACD Division I of Schmitt  Music 2015 Competition, 1st place at the Kawai Piano Competition in 2014.  Madison was also the featured pianist with the NRO in 2015 Children’s Concert as well as the featured pianist for the Littleton Symphony Orchestra in Nov of 2014. 

Madison has a deep passion for music and wants to be a concert pianist.  Madison especially enjoys the Romantic period of music and especially enjoys composers Frederic Chopin, Robert Schumann and Edward Grieg.  Some of her favorite pianists are Olga Kern, Yeol Eum Son, Umi Garrett and John Nauman. 

In addition to piano, Madison enjoys playing golf, tennis, rocking out on the drums and movies.  Madison is currently in 4th grade attending Willow Creek Elementary School.

Guest Artist, Jennifer DeDominici

Jennifer DeDominici headshot croppedSee her perform on June 28th with the NRO at the Breckenridge Riverwalk Center!  Find out more.

Jennifer DeDominici, mezzo soprano, is thrilled to be performing again with the NRO and Maestro Topilow.  She enjoys a versatile career spanning musical theater, opera, film, and concert work.  Some of her favorite roles include Carmen in Carmen, Dorabella in Così fan tutte, Hänsel in Hänsel und Gretel,  Siebel in Faust, 3rd Secretary in Nixon in China (available on the Naxos label), Mary Poppins in Mary Poppins, Maria in The Sound of Music, Sarah Brown in Guys and Dolls, Aldonza in Man of La Mancha, Nellie Forbush in South Pacific, Claudia in Nine, and Judy in 9 to 5.  She has performed at San Diego Opera, Piedmont Opera, Indianapolis Opera, Opera Theatre of the Rockies, Opera Colorado, Opera Fort Collins, and as an Apprentice Artist at the Santa Fe Opera and Anchorage Opera.  Jennifer has been a soloist with the Fresno Philharmonic, Cleveland Pops, Colorado Springs Philharmonic, Fort Collins Symphony, Colorado College Summer Music Festival, Music in the Mountains, National Repertory Orchestra, and Chamber Orchestra of the Springs.  Some other career highlights: EPCASO in Oderzo, Italy; first-place winner of the Denver Lyric Opera Guild Auditions; NATS Singer of the Year; and four-time Regional Finalist in the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions.  Jennifer recently had her film debut as Aileen in Innocent Sleepwww.jenniferdedominici.com

Jacinta Deodatus, Guest Artist

Jacinta Deodatus Page 61You can see her perform this summer with the NRO!

Peter and the Wolf: Children’s Concert & Instrument Petting Zoo
Tuesday, June 21, 11:00 AM
Breckenridge Riverwalk Center
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Jacinta Deodatus is a 9 year old 3rd grade homeschooler. She started playing piano when she was 5 and is currently taking piano lesson with Mrs. Carolyn Shaak. For the past 2 years, Jacinta took part in the Schmitt Music Piano competition. In 2015, she got an Honorable Mention for the Competitive Division 1. This year, Jacinta won the Advanced Competitive Division 1. Besides the competition, Jacinta also performed the Haydn Piano Concerto in C Major (1st and 3rd movements) with Inside the Orchestra.

Jacinta plays violin as well. When not busy playing piano or violin, Jacinta loves reading books and skiing.