The summer of 2012 looks like a particularly hot time for young performer Max Fedore of Richland Township.
The recent Richland Senior High School graduate and multitalented performer will present two concerts.
Fedore, 18, along with pianist Dan Philibin and vocalist Charlotte Aubrey will offer a program of classical piano solos and timeless opera arias during “An Evening of Classics” at 7:30 p.m. July 7 at the Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of Johnstown.
“I am honored to sing a duet with a special guest performer, my voice teacher Charlotte Aubrey, who is an amazing vocalist and a powerhouse performer,” Fedore said.
The concert serves as a showcase for the classically trained artists.
Fedore will sing several arias.
Philibin will present selections such as “La donna è mobile” by Verdi, “Là ci darem la mano” by Mozart and “Nessun Dorma” by Puccini.
Tickets are $10 and seating is limited in the arts center’s George and Eileen Katter Theatre.
For information or to purchase tickets, call 536-5399.
Tickets also will be available at the door.
The second concert, titled “The Sondheim Concert,” will find Fedore and a host of his musical friends paying tribute to the legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim.
The performance will be presented at 7:30 p.m. July 28 at the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, 450 Schoolhouse Road in Richland Township.
The concert features vocalist Emily Felton and accompanist Philibin, Michael Bodolosky on drums and Nathan Santos playing bass.
“I will be doing only the songs that Sondheim wrote both music and lyrics,” Fedore said.
Fedore has been mesmerized with the work of Sondheim since viewing the Tim Burton film “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street.”
“Stephen Sondheim is my favorite composer because of his complex music and profound lyrics that really challenge the performer,” Fedore said.
The evening will feature songs from Sondheim’s musicals “Company,” “A Little Night Music,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and “Sunday in the Park with George.”
Selections will include such classics as “Send in the Clowns,” “A Little Priest,” “No One Is Alone,” “Finishing the Hat” and “Being Alive.”
Fedore is known throughout Johnstown as a performer and a filmmaker.
Fedore will attend New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in the fall to study film and television production.
His movies have won awards at film festivals across the country.
“Filming is my true passion, but I love to perform, sing and act,” Fedore said.
Bodolosky, a retired music director of Richland School District and executive director of the Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, recognized Fedore’s talent at a tender age.
“He was a super talent when I taught him in sixth grade,” said Bodolosky, who will play drums during the Sondheim concert.
Tickets are $14 and can be purchased in advance by calling 421-9972. Tickets also be available at the door.
To the Max
What: “An Evening of Classics.”
Where: Bottle Works Ethnic Arts Center, 411 Third Ave. in the Cambria City section of
When: 7:30 p.m. July 7.
Tickets: Call 536-5399.
What: “The Sondheim Concert.”
Where: Pasquerilla Performing Arts Center, 450 Schoolhouse Road, Richland Township.
When: 7:30 p.m. July 28, doors open at 7.
Tickets: Call 421-9972 or at the door.