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Finger Lakes Opera Returns to our stage with Young Artist Program Performers

The Finger Lakes Opera is back at Cobblestone Arts Center for a pop-up concert featuring performers from their Young Artist Program on Wednesday, August 2nd!

The performance will feature two singers, Kaswanna Kanyinda, Pedro Valdez and Dane Noble-Rosema as piano accompaniment.

Kaswanna Kanyinda is a mezzo-soprano spending her summer here in the Finger Lakes and Rochester from her current home in the Detroit area for the program. She has been praised for her dramatic a “talent to keep a sharp lookout for.”

Pedro Valdez, a Mexican-born Texan is a tenor with the Madison Opera and is spending his summer exploring the depths of singing tenor. He will be appearing in the chorus for Finger Lakes Opera's upcoming performances of Aida.

About the Tomita Young Artist Program

Finger Lakes Opera established its Young Artist Program in 2018 to feature up-and-coming musicians from the Finger Lakes region and beyond. The program provides exposure and opportunities for young singers to develop their careers.

FLO’s Young Artist Program is one of the company's most successful endeavors, with applications for the 4-week summer session increasing annually. In 2019, the number of applications increased by nearly 500%. Young Artists now receive weekly stipends, travel allowances, and housing, as well as performance opportunities beyond the summer session. This expansion has provided FLO the opportunity to bring opera to more people through community engagement events, such as performances at nursing homes, cafes, schools and more!

Pop-up concert will be Wednesday, August 2nd at 11:30am.

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