Music at Evergreen Concert Series- Sage DeAgro-Ruopp & Iwo Jedynecki
Evergreen’s popular and eclectic Music at Evergreen concert series continues its 70th season with a joint performance by soprano Sage DeAgro-Ruopp and classical accordionist Iwo Jedynecki.
A native of northern Michigan, DeAgro-Ruopp holds a performance diploma from the Oberlin Conservatory, as well as a bachelor’s and master’s from the Curtis Institute of Music under the tutelage of Mark Schnaible. Her most recent roles include Johanna from Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd and Rosina from Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia. Outside of conventional operatic practices, she enjoys collaboration and involvement with contemporary composers and musicians, as well as composing for dance. Recently, she performed with Koresh Dance Company to rave reviews in their show Masquerade, where she composed the entirety of the score and sang her works live.
Classical accordionist Iwo Jedynecki is the winner of top prizes at over thirty international music competitions, and has performed in throughout Europe, North America, and Asia. He regularly collaborates and performs with other aritsts, including pianist Aleksander Krzyżanowski, accordionist Hubert Giziewski, and in a duo with Karolina Mikołajczyk, where a video of one of his violin-accordion transcriptions gained more than a million combined views on Facebook and YouTube. He received his doctoral degree in 2022 from The Feliks Nowowiejski Academy of Music Bydgoszcz in his native Poland. Upon receiving a Fulbright Scholarship this past fall, he began his studies as the first-ever classical accordion Artist Diploma student at New York University.
The performance will be followed by a meet-and-greet reception with the artists. Space is limited space; advance tickets required.