On Sunday, February 9, at 3 p.m., the Wellesley Symphony will perform three jazzy preludes by Gershwin, Brahms’ towering Symphony No. 2, and beloved opera areas from Mozart to Puccini. The stunning young soprano and Wellesley native Elaine Daiber will join music director Max Hobart for works by Gounod, Dvorak, Puccini, and Mozart in her third appearance with the orchestra. Board president Leslie Holmes will give a pre-concert talk at 2:15.
Heralded for her “spectacular vocalism,” soprano Elaine Daiber’s “golden voice which roams from below the staff to atmospheric heights with ease,” has garnered much acclaim on the operatic, concert and recital stages. This past summer, Daiber joined the Bard Music Festival in a recital celebrating composer Erich Korngold and appeared with the New York Festival of Song as an Emerging Artist.
The performance is at MassBay Community College, 50 Oakland Street. There is plenty of free parking. Tickets for the concert are $25 for adults, $20 for seniors and students, and free for children under 12. They may be purchased at Wellesley Books, Andrews Pharmacy, online, and at the door. Call (781-235-0515) or visit www.wellesleysymphony.org for further information.