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The former American Tenors founder Frank McNamara Frank McNamara’s lifelong love of music began at the young age of four when he started playing the piano. His dynamic career in music was launched when he made his Irish national television debut on the TV show “Encounter” at the age of 11. By 13, he was studying piano with Rhonda Marshall and composition with James Wilson at the Royal Irish Academy of Music, where he received several awards, including the most outstanding pupil award. He also studied piano with Peter Katin in London and Canada. Although Frank is a classically trained pianist and conductor, his musical interests and talents are very diverse including rock, pop, jazz and country in unique mixes. Frank has conducted some of the world's leading orchestras, including The Pittsburgh Symphony, The Royal Philharmonic, The Melbourne Symphony and The Boston Pops, and his musical works have been performed in many countries, including Ireland, the United States, the United Kingdom, Russia, Poland, France, Germany, Sweden, New Zealand and Australia.
Ben Gulley (tenor) The up-and-coming American operatic tenor, Ben Gulley has won numerous awards in competitions throughout the nation (Metropolitan Opera, Richard Tucker, Palm Beach Opera). A graduate of UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance, Ben's career is burgeoning with lead and feature roles in opera, solo engagements, nationwide touring and prestigious appearances abroad and in Kansas City.
Daniel Montenegro, an exciting and talented tenor, recent appearances include Mario in Daniel Catán’s Il Postino at the Theatre Musical de Chatelet alongside Placido Domingo, marking his European opera debut and Pang in concert performances of Turandot at the Hollywood Bowl, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel. Other recent appearances include Alfredo in La Traviata with the Minnesota Opera and Nemorino in L’elisir d’amore with the Merola Opera Program in San Francisco, and performing at the Sydney Festival as the Shepherd in Stravinsky’s Oedipus Rex under Joana Carneiro, directed by Peter Sellers. As a San Francisco Opera Adler Fellow last season, Daniel appeared as Pong in Turandot, Remendado in Carmen and Rustghello in Lucrezia Borgia. His many appearances with LA Opera have included Gastone in La Traviata (also released as a Decca DVD), Maximino Mendez in the world premiere of Lee Holdridge’s Concierto para Mendez and El Dancaïro in Carmen, a role he also performed with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 2008 at the Hollywood Bowl. Further performances for LA Opera include productions of L’Incoronazione di Poppea, Luisa Fernanda, Il Tabarro and Die Gezeichneten. Elsewhere in the US, he has performed the Steersman in Der Fliegende Holländer with both Portland Opera and Arizona Opera, and is a former Resident Artist at the Minnesota Opera, where he performed Tamino in Die Zauberflöte, Nick in The Handmaid’s Tale, Flavio in Norma and Liverotto in Lucrezia Borgia. Future engagements include Nemorino with the Washington Opera and Pong with Dallas Opera. Daniel is a graduate of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
Jesse Lynch is a New York City pianist, whose playing engages a spectrum of history and innovation. In 2004 he graduated from Oberlin Conservatory where he studied Classical and Jazz performance. His main focus is original progressive jazz/funk as well as standard playing and free improvisation. Jesse has played extensively as a recital accompanist and coach for vocalists and instrumentalists. He has worked in universities and venues across the United States.
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edicated artist with a passion for mastery of many genres of music. I perform, compose, and direct a large body of work in the Kansas City area and nationally. Recent Awards and Recognition: Pitch Magazine Music Awards "Best Solo Jazz Artist" 2010. Plastic Sax "Person of the Year" 2010. Pitch Best of 2010 "Best Musical Collaboration." (referencing Mark Lowrey vs. Hiphop) NightlifeKC.com