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Serioulsly Funny: A Humorous Recital

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About the Recital

Seriously Funny: A Humorous Recital: Elizabeth Lehmann, mezzo-soprano, and Michael Clement, piano, present a program of art song, popular and opera works sure to make you smile.  Saturday, June 23rd at 3pm, Eastern Parkway United Methodist Church, 943 Palmer Avenue Corner Of Eastern Parkway & Palmer Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12309. info: [email protected]

Elizabeth Lehmann

Elizabeth Lehmann, mezzo soprano, has been a singer, accompanist and conductor for over twenty years.  She has been a vocal soloist with the McGilvray Chorale, Indiana University Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Burnt Hills Oratorio Society, the College of St. Rose Wind Ensemble, and numerous academic, church, and community choirs. 

While at Indiana University she studied voice with Patricia Etienne, Roger Havranek, James King, and Dale Moore.  Betsy is the music director at Eastern Parkway United Methodist Church.   She has performed with Spa Village Players, Schenectady Light Opera, Emmanuel Baptist Church, Indiana University Opera, and Opera Saratoga.  In 2015 she was featured as Tolomeo in Upstate Chamber Opera’s production of Handel’s “Cesare in Egitto.” 

In 2017 she presented a program of songs about prayer at the Massry Center at the College of St. Rose.  Ms. Lehmann holds a D.M. in Music Conducting from Indiana University.

Michael Clement

Pianist Michael Clement is a frequent performer in chamber music on concert series throughout the Northeast. He received his education from the Eastman School of Music, the Chautauqua Institute, the University of Arizona and the University of Southern California.

As a student in Tucson, he was engaged as the pianist for the Tucson Symphony and the Arizona Opera. After relocating to southern California, his musical activities centered around the world of opera and vocal accompanying, filling positions at the Long Beach Opera, Orange County Opera and as the director of the Opera Workshop at California State University at Long Beach. He has also served as pianist and coach for the Florentine Opera of Milwaukee.

Locally, Mr. Clement has served as the Music Director for Opera Excelsior, and as staff accompanist for Skidmore College and the College of Saint Rose. He occasionally presents full-length works and in recent years presented Handel’s Cesare in Egitto, featuring all local talent, to appreciative audiences, and Mendelssohn’s great oratorio, Elijah.

He is Minister of Music at Emmanuel Baptist Church in Albany, the pianist for the Mendelssohn Club of Albany, and was for many years the pianist for Lake George Opera (now OperaSaratoga). He coaches vocal and piano students at his studio in Niskayuna and is reachable at [email protected] 

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