CUA Symphony Orchestra featuring Spanish soprano Amaya Arberas
Spanish soprano Amaya Arberas joins Maestro Simeone Tartaglione and The Catholic University of America Symphony Orchestra to perform Manuel de Falla’s “Siete canciones populares españolas.”
Born in San Sebastián (Spain), Soprano Amaya Arberas has performed opera, zarzuela, and sacred music in Spain, France, and the United States, in venues such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Conde Duque Auditorium (Spain), Caramoor Music Festival of NY and Museo del Prado de Madrid. Amaya was one of the finalists of the Nico Castel International Singing Competition (2012), and was nominated for the 2012 ACE Awards.
Many orchestral instruments students are members of the CUA Symphony Orchestra, which performs major orchestral works regularly throughout the year. The Orchestra also serves as the ensemble for CUA Opera Theatre, and is featured in the Annual Christmas Concert for Charity, broadcast on EWTN from the Basilica of National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception each year. In addition, the orchestra plays for the CUA Chorus when performing major works. This gives the CUA Symphony Orchestra players a deep breadth of scope and repertoire during their years at CUA.
Graduate students and undergraduates sit together in the ensemble, creating an opportunity for mentorship between experienced players and new music students. Special events include a recent appearance at Carnegie Hall featuring selected members of the Orchestra under the direction of Maestro Simeone Tartaglione.