USF Music at Moser series to feature soprano Annie Picard

Annie Picard

Annie Picard

Lyric soprano Annie Picard has performed with Lyric Opera of Chicago, Opera Theatre Saint Louis, DuPage Opera Theatre, and Illinois Opera Theatre and has sung in concerts throughout the country. She will now perform with pianist George Ténégal on Sunday, Nov. 24 as part of the University of St. Francis (USF) Music at Moser series. The concert will take place at 3 p.m. in the Sexton Auditorium on campus, 500 Wilcox St., Joliet, Ill.

In this performance, titled, “A European Odyssey of Song,” Picard and Ténégal will reveal the masterful union of music and poetry while they explore Europe through music by Schubert, Rachmaninoff, Liszt, Poulenc and Walton.

Picard is a soloist, chamber musician and voice teacher who has been a vibrant and respected part of the Chicago music scene for more than two decades. Her recent engagements include Schubertiade, a Liszt Lieder recital on Live from WFMT, Fourth Presbyterian Concert Series, the Lasallian Lounge Concert Series and Make Music Now 2013 (on the first-ever WFMT broadcast from the Logan Arts Center). She has performed extensively with classical guitarist Julie Goldberg since 1999.

A dedicated teacher, Picard serves on the faculties of North Park University and Moraine Valley Community College. Her unique teaching style strikes a balance between the pedagogical and the “natural.” Picard is also the Vice President of Competitions for the Chicago Chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and Advisor for the Chicago Chapter of Student NATS. She holds degrees from the University of Missouri, New England Conservatory and University of Illinois and currently resides in Chicago.

Tickets for all Music at Moser performances are $10 for adults and $7 for alumni, students and seniors. Advance purchase is strongly recommended. Visit www.stfrancis.edu/music-at-moser or call (800) 735-7500 to purchase tickets or for more information. Parking will be available in the lots at the corner of Wilcox and Douglas Streets. Enter through the Moser Performing Arts Center doors.

The University of St. Francis in Joliet serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in arts and science, business, education, nursing, health care and social work. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit www.stfrancis.edu.