Coffee @ Kerr
This event will be a preview our upcoming production of Ariadne auf Naxos.
The Coffee @ Kerr series will continue through our 2022/23 Season and feature previews of our upcoming productions this season.
Join us for a FREE music and lecture series at the ASU Kerr Cultural Center. Get a detailed look at each opera and receive exclusive, behind-the-scenes information about our productions. This lecture series is ideal for all opera lovers – of all ages.
This event is FREE with RSVP. Call the ASU Kerr Cultural Center Box Office at 480.596.2660 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for your tickets.
Coffee service begins at 9:30 AM MST. Events begin at 10:30 AM MST.
Refreshments provided by Renegade Coffee Company
Helen Hendricks, coloratura soprano
Coloratura Helen Hendricks is a native of Phoenix, Arizona. She graduated from Arizona State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Vocal Performance in 2021. While at ASU she appeared in Hänsel und Gretel as the Dew Fairy, and Suor Clarlario in Suor Angelica. Hendricks’s next role will be Doris in B3 Theater’s production of Scrambled Eggs. For the last three years, Hendricks has been studying with the globally-renowned baritone, Gordon Hawkins. She is currently employed at Arizona Opera as a teaching artist. Her love of music history, opera, and arts advocacy combine perfectly in this short lecture series on Così fan tutte. To stay up to date with Helen's recordings and performances you can find her online at helenhendricks.com or follow her Instagram @helen.hendricks.soprano.
Andria Fennig, D.M.A., Collaborative Pianist
Andria Fennig received her Doctorate of Musical Arts from Arizona State University in 2002. She has served on the faculties of AZ State University, the University of Hawaii-Manoa, Paradise Valley Community College, and Grand Canyon University. Fennig has a wide and all-encompassing piano performance background including solo performance, collaborative artistry, chamber music, and pit orchestra work for touring Broadway shows and entertainer acts (Book of Mormon, Wicked, Color Purple, Beautiful, Matilda, West Side Story, Jackie Evancho, Chris Mann, Il Divo, and Three Irish Tenors). She regularly appears with the 2-time, Grammy Award winning Phoenix Chorale. An advocate for new music performance, Fennig has performed with the Albuquerque-based LINKS Ensemble, Phoenix-based Crossing 32nd Street Ensemble, and the Arizona State University-based New American Piano Music Ensemble. In 2012, she was a guest artist for an “All John Cage” symposium at Arizona State University, celebrating the life and musical composition of John Cage. Fennig founded and served as the representative for the flute, cello, and piano trio Paradisa!, which performed several chamber concerts throughout the Southwest United States including the annually celebrated Red Rocks Music Festival in Sedona, AZ, and the Abiquiu Music Festival in Abiquiu, NM. She serves as accompanist and Director of Modern Worship Arts at a sizable church community in Paradise Valley. Additionally, she teaches a large body of private piano students in person and virtually in the Phoenix metropolitan area.