The Bloomfield Civic Band Celebrates Women In The Arts on May 7, 2011

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This concert will be celebrating women who have distinguished themselves in the field of music as part of National Women’s History Month. Also, a brief Bloomfield Federation of Music Hall of Fame induction ceremony will take place.

Featuring Soprano Soloists Andrea Covais and Carmen Artis

Program Includes:

Carmen Artis

“Habanera” from Carmen by Georges Bizet
“Mi Chiamano Mimi” from La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini
“Begin The Beguine” by Cole Porter

Andrea Covais

“O mio babbio caro” from Gianni Schicchi by Giacomo Puccini
“Quando m’en vo” from La Boheme by Giacomo Puccini
“Ah! je voux vivre” from Romeo and Julliette by Charles Gounod

Carmen and Andrea

“Time To Say Goodbye” F. Sartori

Band Selections, conducted by Dominick Ferrara

Overture for Band by Felix Mendelssohn
Jalousie (Jealousy) by Jacob Gade
Fiddler On The Roof by Jerry Bock
Commando March by Samuel Barber
Dam Busters by Eric Coates

Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony to honor the following musicians:

Cathy Veit
Kevin Hagen
Richard Abate
Robert Norman

Concert Date: Saturday May 7, 2011 @ 7:30pm

Location: Bloomfield Middle School, Huck Road, Bloomfield, NJ

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Carmen Artis

Carmen Artis has performed at the Off-Broadway venues the St. Peters and John Houseman Theaters as well as many smaller theaters throughout New York City. She has also appeared in numerous operatic and musical productions throughout New Jersey, Pennsylvania and New York as well as Pittsburgh and Baltimore, most notably at with the Northeast Lyric Opera Company, Scranton Opera IV, and New Jersey State Opera companies. Carmen has sung under the batons of maestros Andre Previn and Michael Tilson Thomas with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. She has appeared in the Cape May Arts Center, the Watchung Arts Center, Reese Auditorium in Sparta, The Community Theater in Morristown and numerous other halls and venues as well as Montclair, Morristown and Summit’s First Night Celebrations. Carmen has also concertized with many jazz notables such as pianists Rio Clemente and Regan Ryzuk; bassist Ric Crane; drummer Joe Cocuzza; guitarist Lennie argese; saxophonist Marty Fogel and many others, performing the Great American Songbook.

Andrea Covais

Andrea Covais is a resident of Rutherford, New Jersey. She began her musical studies with the piano an age four and at sixteen began formal voice studies with Prof. Mariana Paunova at the Preparatory Division of the Manhattan School of Music. She then continued her music education at the Manhattan School of Music with soprano Ashley Putnam and graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Voice Performance in 2006. At Manhattan School of Music , she was in productions of If The Shoe Fits, Don Giovanni, Dialogues of the Carmelites, and Il Primo Omnicidio. She was also seen in scenes productions of Amelia al Ballo, Xerses, The Merry Wives of Windsor, and Cosi fan Tutti, as well as a recital dedicated to the music of Venice. She is the 2001 and 2003 winner of the Florence Hong Wong Vocal Scholarship, the 2002 Merit Award winner from the National Foundation for the Advancement of the Arts, was a soloist three times at the Young Musician’s Concert at Weill Recital Hall, and was this year awarded with scholarship to attend the American Institute of Musical Studies in Graz, Austria. Andrea has performed throughout New York metropolitan area and with the AIMS Festival Orchestra in concerts in Austria and Slovenia. She has performed several recitals in New York, Graz, and Vienna. She has worked with conductors Edoardo Muller and Alexander Kalajdzic as well as pianists Semyon Rozin, Grant Loehnig and Robert Theis. Andrea is the 2006 winner of the Rutherford Chapter of UNICO Nicholas Martini Scholarship.


Rehearsals are held at the Bloomfield Middle School on Huck Road from mid-September through mid-June (location may vary). Rehearsals start promptly at 7:30 PM and end at 9:30 PM