Lifelong Lakesider and Lakeside Leadership Academy’s (LLA) Rhein Center Arts/Music Education Intern, Merritt Ramicone, will perform a vocal recital in Hoover Auditorium on Monday, July 5 at 3 p.m. The concert is free of charge and open to the community.
Ramicone will be accompanied by international pianist Denella Sing, whose credits include the American Institute of Musical Studies (AIMS) in Graz, Austria, and many other European and Canadian festivals. The program will include romantic selections by Vincenzo Bellini and Hugo Wolf and portions of the “Ariettes Oubliees” by Claude Debussy. The recital will also feature 20th century art song and classic Broadway favorites from “Kiss Me Kate,” “My Fair Lady” and “The King and I.
She is a recent graduate of the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music. An LLA intern this summer, she is assisting with the Fun with Music and Ring & Sing youth music programs, as well as working at the C. Kirk Rhein, Jr. Center for the Living Arts teaching art and theatre classes. She previously studied voice with Sophie Ginn-Pastor while at Baldwin-Wallace and is now a student of Barbara Honn, a former teacher at the Cincinnati Conservatory of Music.
Ramicone has performed with the Chautauqua Chorale for the past five seasons and enjoys singing at the Sunday morning Hoover Worship Services. She will return to the Hoover Auditorium stage after spending last summer touring Tuscany, Italy with Oberlin Opera Theater in Italy, a program through Oberlin Conservatory.
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