Pops Concert – Divas through the Decades

Saturday, May 12, 2018―7:30 PM
Vance Brand Civic Auditorium
Elliot Moore, conductor
Nadya Hill, soprano
Katheryne Baker, mezzo-soprano
Longmont Chorale Singers

In celebration of Mother’s Day, the LSO will feature music by and about women across decades and genres―from opera to cabaret, jazz to pop. With highlights from Bernstein’s West Side Story, Lady Gaga and much more, this high-energy concert will be fun for all ages!



Adult – $25; Senior (60+)/Active Military – $22; Student (12-18 yrs) – $10; Child (11 and under) – Free


Nadya Hill, soprano

“Nadya Hill’s voice and vocal production boggle the mind” ~Opus Colorado

Nadya Hill, a Colorado native, has been featured as a vocal and violin soloist with various orchestras across the country, and is comfortable in a wide range of musical styles from classical to jazz and ethnic music. Hill has degrees from both the University of Michigan and the University of Colorado where she frequently performed lead roles in productions such as Despina in the Eklund Opera’s 2015 production of “Così fan Tutte,” Adele in Eklund Opera’s 2016 production of “Die Fledermaus,” and Linda Porter in Eklund Opera’s 2017 production of “Red Hot and Cole.” She recently premiered and recorded “Otherwise: Poems of Jane Kenyon” by Robert Spillman, with the composer at the piano. She frequently works with composer William Hill: recently premiering “El Pero Azul” for violin and orchestra and performing Hill’s “African Sketches” on the Colorado Symphony’s 2012 Drums of the World concert. Hill is also a member of the award-winning jazz ensemble “Bill Hill and Friends.” An avid advocate for the arts, Hill is currently writing a JavaScript-based application to aid in musical learning, established the Cavallo Scuro studio as a visual artist, and has taught with the Mile-High Strings – a music program that provides free violin lessons in title-one Denver schools. Hill is currently the Orchestra Director at the Rocky Mountain Academy of Evergreen and the head of orchestral strings at the Rockley Family Foundation.

Katheryne Baker, mezzo-soprano

Originally from Kansas City, Katheryne Baker, mezzo-soprano, is in her second year of her Masters in Music degree in voice performance at the University of Colorado Boulder. Baker’s most recent roles have included Ethel Merman in Eklund Opera’s production of Red, Hot, and Cole! and the title role in Menotti’s The Medium with the Denver Immersive Opera. Baker has been a featured soloist in performances including the Duruflè Requiem, Stravinsky’s Mass, Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy, and Handel’s Messiah. Baker is a recipient of the Boyce Reid Sher and Barbara Reid Voice Award in Honor of Charlotte Orr Reid and the Barbara M. Doscher Memorial Voice Award.