Vibraciones - A Concert of Voice and Classical Guitar with Stephanie Ann Ball and Ted Hummel

Vibraciones - A Concert of Voice and Classical Guitar featuring Stephanie Ann Ball and Ted Hummel

Saturday, June 11th, 2016
7:00 PM

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Join us on Saturday, June 11th at 7:00 pm for a concert of music featuring the voice and classical guitar.  Guest artists Stephanie Ann Ball, soprano, and Ted Hummel, guitar will bring passion and artistry to pieces that are rarely performed but sure to move and inspire.  This intimate evening of music in a creative space is something you will not want to miss.

Music by Fernando Sor, Judith Cloud, Franz Schubert, J.S. Bach, and Heitor Villalobos will illuminate the sensual combination of voice and classical guitar.  Gorgeous vocal melodies, luscious guitar harmonies, and exquisite poetry combine to make this the perfect way to spend a warm summer evening.

Held at the Leon Gallery in Uptown Denver, this concert will be enhanced by the intimacy of a space rich with its own creative ambiance.  Space is limited, so reserve your seats today! 

Bios:

Stephanie Ann Ball, lyric coloratura soprano is swiftly taking her place in the world of classical music with her warm, strong, lyric voice.  A performer from the get-go, her musical parents introduced her to everything from funk to gospel to classical at an early age.  When she began studying voice in High School, Ms. Ball found her musical niche.

A favorite of Midwestern audiences, she has appeared in many operas and oratorios including a soloist in Mozart’s Requiem with the Bach Society of St. Louis, and the thrilling role of Nedda in Mid-Ohio Opera’s production of Il Pagliacci.  Ms. Ball is equally comfortable on the recital stage and frequently performs African American spirituals with passion and sensitivity.  Matt Daniels of St. Louis’ Tavern of Fine Arts says this of her singing:  “She… is able to express its meaning to an audience through both the agility of her voice and dramatic movement that can encompass her entire body…”

Offstage, Ms. Ball continually makes an effort to introduce opera to her community and has done educational outreach with several companies.  Now residing in Denver, CO, Ms. Ball is enjoying becoming a part of that musical community as well.  This season, she will be singing the roles of Oscar in Opera Test Drive’s production of Un Ballo In Mashchera, Frasquita in Boulder Opera’s production of Carmen, and more.      

If you would like to know more about Ms. Ball’s career and what she has coming up next, please visit her website, www.stephanieannball.com, and join her online community at https://www.facebook.com/StephanieAnnBallSoprano.

 

Ted Hummel: 

Sixteen years ago, Ted first picked up a guitar and he’s been hooked ever since. He enjoys and excels in many different styles including rock ’n’ roll, classic rock, hard rock, contemporary Christian, Christian rock, blues, jazz, and classical.

He earned a Bachelor’s in Music Performance with an emphasis on guitar at Metropolitan State University of Denver. There he studied under Alex Komodore, David Devine and David Evans. Ted also studied composition at the university under professors Dr. Fred Hess, Ms. Cherise Leiter, and Ms. Leanna Kirchoff. He has studied with Michael Cone and John McCoy at Allegro Music in Parker.

Ted performs classical guitar frequently at weddings, private events, and corporate dinners, as well as solo recitals. He also performs with flutist and pianist Tracy Chrysler in a duel called “Duett,” which features classical and traditional Irish music. Ted has performed with Dave LeMieux and House of Soul, a Denver-based band that plays blues, gospel, funk, jazz, and soul. Ted has played at Fellowship Community Church for Sunday morning worship services for more than a decade.

After more than nine years of teaching guitar lessons, Ted Hummel can expertly accommodate all ages, levels, and styles of students. He tailors his lessons to the needs of the individual student but emphasizes a balanced learning experience, encouraging note reading, tablature reading, chords, music theory, and guitar pedagogy, along with developing a repertoire in the student’s choice of music styles. He also hosts recitals for students to perform in front of family and friends, which helps them apply what they’ve learned and gain confidence in their skills.

Ted has taught group classes in the Douglas County School District in a before- and after-school program through an organization called Inspire Creative. The classes included instruction in note reading, chords, guitar pedagogy, and basic classic rock songs. Students performed these tunes at assemblies, recitals, and other events.

Ted currently teaches at School of Rock in Aurora. He teaches private lessons and band rehearsals. He has been teaching at School of Rock for a year.