Symphony at the Mission
Albert-George Schram, conductor
Lisa Vroman, soprano
VON SUPPÉ: Overture to “Light Cavalry”
GERSHWIN: “S Wonderful” from “Funny Girl”
GERSHWIN: “By Strauss”
GOUNOD: Selections from Ballet Music from “Faust”
GOUNOD: “The Jewel Song” from “Faust”
BORODIN :“Polovtsian Dances” from “Prince Igor”
MASCAGNI: Intermezzo from “Cavalleria rusticana”
OFFENBACH: Finale" ("Can-Can") from “Orpheus in the Underworld”
DVORÁK: “Song to the Moon” from “Rusalka”
RODGERS: “Carousel Waltz” from “Carousel”
MARTIN/ BLANE: “The Trolley Song” from “Meet Me in St. Louis”
LOEWE: “I Could Have Danced All Night” from “My Fair Lady”
BERLIN: A Tribute to Irving Berlin
BERLIN: “God Bless America”
Mission San Juan Capistrano, in partnership with Pacific Symphony, is proud to announce an added concert to its 2019 Music Under the Stars line up! For the first time ever, Music Under the Stars will feature Pacific Symphony performing your favorite light classics and beloved Broadway hits with the award-winning soprano, Lisa Vroman, and led by the ever-charming maestro, Albert-George Schram for a unique musical performance at the leading California landmark.
Gates open at 6:30 p.m. and music begins at sunset, after 7:15 p.m. Picnics are encouraged and outside food and beverages are allowed.
Equally adept at conducting classical and pops programs, Albert-George Schram has led a wide variety of repertoire for many orchestras in the U.S. and abroad. Schram is currently resident conductor of the Nashville Symphony and resident staff conductor of the Columbus (Ohio) and Charlotte symphonies. He has conducted classical, pops, holiday and educational concerts for all three orchestras. He has also served as music director of the Lubbock (Texas) Symphony and the Lynn (Fla.) Philharmonic, and has held titled positions with the Louisville and Florida philharmonic orchestras.
Educated at The Hague Conservatory in his native Netherlands, Schram has also studied at the University of Calgary and the University of Washington. His teachers have included Rafael Kubelik, Franco Ferrara, Abraham Kaplan and Neeme Jarvi.
On the classical side, Schram has worked with many distinguished artists, including pianists Lang Lang and Olga Kern and violinist Elmar Oliveira, among others. His vast performance repertoire has included the Requiems of Verdi and Berlioz, most of the standard symphonies (by Mozart, Beethoven, Tchaikovsky, Brahms, Mahler et al), the basic concerto repertoire, and music by such acclaimed contemporary composers as John Corigliano and Jennifer Higdon. As a pops conductor, Schram has worked with James Taylor, Art Garfunkel, Chris Botti, LeAnn Rimes, Boyz II Men, Kenny G, Olivia Newton-John, Chicago, Aretha Franklin and many others. He also has put together a variety of theme programs, including a Big Band show, a Ray Charles tribute, “Home for the Holidays” (a Christmas program) and a romantic evening called “That’s Amore.”
From Broadway to classics, on stage and in concert, Lisa Vroman has established herself as one of America's most versatile voices. She starred on Broadway, Los Angeles and San Francisco as Christine Daaé in The Phantom of the Opera, and garnered theatre critics’ awards for her portrayal. Vromanstarred as Marian Paroo in The Music Man (with Shirley Jones, Patrick Cassidy and the Hartford Symphony), Lili Vanessi in Kiss Me Kate (Glimmerglass Opera/MUNY St. Louis), Birdie in Regina, Josephine in HMS Pinafore, Anna 1 in The Seven Deadly Sins (Utah Symphony/Opera), Rosalinde in Die Fledermaus (NJ Opera), and Rosabella in The Most Happy Fella (New York City Opera). For PBS: Johanna in Sweeney Todd (2001 Emmy Award), and Hey! Mr. Producer (London Royal Gala). She played Laurey in Oklahoma (BBC PROMS festival), Mary Turner in Of Thee I Sing (San Francisco Symphony w/Michael Tilson Thomas), Anna Leonowens in The King and I and sang and danced opposite Dick Van Dyke as Mary Poppins at the Hollywood Bowl (Disney 75th). Vroman is a frequent guest with symphonies including Philadelphia, Dallas, Utah, St. Louis, Houston, Pacific, Atlanta, Hong Kong, Cleveland, National, Florida, Cleveland, BBC Concert Orchestra, Boston Pops, Philly Pops, New York Pops, as well as with the New York Festival of Song (NYFOS) and Organist David Higgs (Disney Hall, Los Angeles). Her Broadway debut was in Aspects of Love and she was the first to play both Fantine and Cosette in Les Misérables. Vroman is a graduate of the Crane School of Music, State University at Potsdam (BM, Hon. Dr. of Music, Minerva Award), Carnegie-Mellon University (MFA), and is a George London Competition winner.