Soprano Renee Calvo presents a voice recital of poetry set to music on October 1, 2017 at the University of San Diego. The first half of the recital features music by Wolf, Honneger, and Obradors sung in Spanish, French, and German. The second half includes selection from Night Dances by Juliana Hall and a work by Gwyneth Walker, among other American women composers such as Amy Beach, Rebecca Clarke, and Lori Laitman. Calvo will be joined by collaborative pianist, Gabriel Arregui.
Renee Calvo is a vocalist, accompanist, and educator currently living in San Diego, CA. As a vocalist, she has had extensive experience singing in jazz venues, recital halls, U.S. churches and universities, and cathedrals in Europe. She has won many vocal competitions in recent years including the San Diego Choral Club, National Association Teachers of Singing San Diego Chapter, H.B. Goodlin Scholarship Competition, and has also been a San Diego Musical Merit Foundation finalist. Currently she is on the board of San Diego Chapter of National Association Teachers of Singing, soprano soloist at First Presbyterian of San Diego, and maintains teaching studios located in Allied Gardens, College Area, and El Cajon. She also sings part time with the Downbeat Big Band.