Motor City, Mother Goose, Glitter, and Gloria

Oak Ridge Symphony & Chorus

Oak Ridge High School Performing Arts Center

Maurice Ravel: Mother Goose Suite
Jonathan Bailey Holland: Motor City Remix
Giuseppe Verdi: "Caro Nome" from Rigoletto
Leonard Bernstein: "Glitter and be Gay" from Candide
Francis Poulenc: Gloria

The Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra is joined by operatic soprano, Alison Trainer, for a celebratory season opener that can’t be missed! Hailed by the Baltimore Sun for her “voice of radiant beauty”, Ms. Trainer will perform music by Verdi and Bernstein. Ms. Trainer will also be featured in Poulenc’s ‘Gloria’, alongside the Oak Ridge Symphony Orchestra and Oak Ridge Chorus.


Coloratura soprano Alison Trainer is a gifted singing actress, who has garnered top prizes in several major vocal competitions and is increasingly gaining recognition for her vocal beauty, sensitive and intelligent musicianship, and compelling stage presence. Alison recently received glowing reviews for her European debut as Fiakermilli in Arabella in St. Gallen, Switzerland: The St. Galler Nachrichten raved, “Completely amazing were the vocal acrobatics of Fiakermilli, sung by Alison Trainer with virtuosic and sparkling coloratura.” This season, she returned to St. Gallen to sing Adele in Die Fledermaus, Lisa in La sonnambula, Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, and Pousette in Manon. Upcoming role debuts with Theater St. Gallen include Zerbinetta in Ariadne auf Naxos, Gilda in Rigoletto, Oscar in Un ballo in maschera, and Walther in La Wally.


Ms. Trainer was a national semi-finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Competition, first place winner in New York City's Liederkranz Competition, second place winner of the Opera Index Competition, and was a top prize winner in the Sullivan Foundation Competition. Alison earned a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University, a Master of Music degree from Cincinnati Conservatory, an Artist Diploma from the Opera Institute at Boston University, and is currently a Doctoral Candidate at Stony Brook University. She has been an apprentice artist with Glimmerglass Opera and San Francisco Opera’s Merola program, and a vocal fellow at Tanglewood Music Festival and Aspen Music Festival.


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