I Love Life: The Music of Mana-Zucca

April 19th, 2002 by Adam

The voice and piano faculty at Plymouth State College, with the College Chamber Singers and special guest artists, will present I Love Life: The Music of Mana-Zucca at 7 p.m. Sunday, April 28. The performance will be held at the Silver Cultural Arts Center. Tickets are $10.

Mana-Zucca, an accomplished American women composers is widely known for her songs such as “I Love Life,” “The Big Brown Bear,” “Rachem,” and “Tovarich,” as well as for her many and varied instrumental compositions. She has more than 1,000 published compositions to her credit, according to Eva Nagorka who is a lecturer in the Department of Music and Theatre at PSC.

A native of New York City, Mana-zucca first showed her musical talent when four years old. At eight years she created a sensation by playing a Beethoven piano concerto with the New York Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Walter Damrosh. In addition to composing, she also performed as a concert singer, a musical comedy start and an actress.

The recital features Eva Nagorka, Kathleen Arecchi, Carleen Graff, Connie Chesebrough, Dan Perkins, Allan DiBiase, Tim Keefe and Beth Cox.

For information contact the Silver Cultural Arts Center Box Office, 535-ARTS.