Songs of Smiles & Tears

Wednesday, October 7, 2014 @ 7 p.m.

Westbeth Community Venue & Downtown Music Productions present:

Poems & Lyrics by Ilsa Gilbert

Composed by Dan Burwasser, Katrina Cameron, Michael Cohen, Chris deBlasio, Peter Kelsh, Paul Kirby, Julie Mandel, Lou Rodgers, C. Colby Sachs, David Strickland, Mary Carol Warwick and Kenneth Wilson.

Downtown Chamber & Opera Players:

  • Karla Simmons, soprano
  • Darcy Dunn, mezzo-soprano
  • Linda Thompson Williams, contralto
  • William Amory, baritone
  • Andrew Bolotowsky, flute
  • David Hopkins, clarinet
  • Robert Kogan, cello
  • Steve Bloom, guitar
  • Mimi Stern-Wolfe, piano

Westbeth Community Venue, 55 Bethune St, New York, NY 10014

For more information, contact

Relationships: Music Intertwines with Emotion

Tuesday March 4, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.

The Greenbriar Consortium presented an evening of great chamber works with special guests Christopher Sholl, tenor; Ellen Strba Scholl, mezzo soprano; Julia Fox, soprano; Kevin Byslam, pianist and conductor; and Katharine Caliendo, French Horn.

  • Works by W.A. Mozart, Benjamin Britten, Frank Bridge, Jonathan Santore and Josef B. Foerster.
  • Special performance of The Last Contrabass in Las Vegas with Isabelle Ganz and Eric Larson.
  • World premiere of Weather by Mary Carol Warwick set to a poem by Ava Leveal Haymon, Poet Laureate of Louisiana.
  • The Britten Tenor and Horn Serenade.

Our cast also included the wonderful players from the Houston Symphony and guest pianists Paul Boyd and Keith Weber.

Salem Evangelical Church 4930 West Bellfort, Houston 77035

The Velveteen Rabbit

September 23, 24, 25, 2015 at 11 a.m.

Opera to Go!

Miller Outdoor Theatre

6000 Hermann Park Drive

Houston, TX 77030

No tickets or reservations needed.

Composer, librettist, educator


Music by Mary Carol Warwick

Libretto by Alvaro Saar Rios

The witch Bruja has horrible hair and uses peppers to concoct potions to try and transform it. When her neighbor, Rapunzel, stumbles into her garden, Bruja sees a chance to have luxurious hair another way - by force!

Opera to Go! presented free performances at The Heinen Theater, located on the HCC campus at 3517 Austin St., Houston, TX 77004.

January 30, 31, and February 1, 2014.


A song cycle based on The Gathering: poems, prayers and meditations of young people 'at risk' or in prison. Also, a special tribute to victims of gun violence including those of Sandy Hook.

Music by Mary Carol Warwick and based on The Gathering by Jeannine Otis. Cast for the New York premiere:

  • Anthony Turner, baritone
  • Paul Boyd, piano
  • Elise Wagner, bassoon
  • Luke Hubley, percussion

74A East 4th Street
February 4, 5, 2014
(Between Bowery & 2nd Ave)
7:30 PM
New York, NY 10003
$18 (Adults)
(Cabaret Space)
$13 (Students and Seniors)