The CCA is proud to present our first family concert of 2021! Pianist Dan Rodriguez and soprano Katie O’Reilly will welcome your family virtually with composer Francis Poulenc’s L’Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant, the story of Babar, the little elephant, a favorite of children worldwide for 90 years! Ms. O’Reilly and Mr. Rodriguez will also present some “friends” of Babar on this 60 minute program.
KATIE O’REILLY is a Boston-based singer, actress and performer. Some of her notable highlights include several local premieres: the US premiere of Lee Mingwei’s Sonic Blossom at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Alice in WholeTone Opera’s The Werewolf (book by Jaie Deschene and Teri Kowiak, adapted from the original Louise Bertin opera,) and Miss Lillian in Brother Nat: Rise, Revolt, Redemption (book by Jabari Asim and Liana Asim, music by Allyssa Jones.) Local opera credits include appearances with Lowell House Opera, MassOpera, and Opera Brittenica. Besides her operatic and concert work, Katie frequently performs in musicals in plays in the Boston area, and has been featured in productions with Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston, Performing Fusion Theatre, MIT Gilbert & Sullivan Players, NextDoor Theater and Moonbox Productions. Katie performs regularly with Opera On Tap and is a faculty member at the Community Music Center of Boston.
DAN RODRIGUEZ is a Boston-based pianist, composer, conductor and music director. Dan has been the resident music director at Reagle Music Theatre for the past 8 years, with recent favorites including The Most Happy Fella, The Music Man, and Anything Goes. Dan’s other area credits include work with the Lyric Stage (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Gypsy), Wheelock Family Theatre (In the Heights), Huntington Theatre Company (Sunday in the Park with George, A Little Night Music), American Repertory Theatre (The Lily’s Revenge, Pippin), Moonbox Productions (Caroline or Change, Cabaret, The Wild Party), and many other area theaters, as well as work at the Boston Conservatory, Emerson College, Brandeis University, and other schools. His work has earned him five IRNE Awards for Best Music Direction.
This concert is underwritten with the generous support of The Dacey Zouzas Endowment for the Arts
L’Histoire de Babar, le petit éléphant is presented by licence from G. Schirmer, Inc.