Jonathan Pasternack conducts the University Symphony and combined University choirs in a performance of Mahler’s Symphony No. 2. Kristin Vogel Lindenmuth, soprano, and
Sarah Mattox, mezzo-soprano, are the featured soloists.
Mezzo-soprano Sarah Mattox is a first prize winner of the Belle Voci National Competition and has sung principal roles with Seattle Opera, Cincinnati Opera, Palm Beach Opera, Chicago Opera Theater, Lyric Opera Cleveland, Eugene Opera, Amarillo Opera and many others.
She made her professional debut with Seattle Opera as Feodor in their acclaimed production of Boris Godunov. The Seattle Times said “…it was newcomer Sarah Elouise Mattox, in the ‘pants role’ of Boris’ son Feodor, who raised eyebrows all over the Opera House with her believable, lifelike acting and her well-schooled voice.” In Cleveland, the Beacon Journal called her “…a rich-toned mezzo-soprano who came to life as Dorabella.”
A sought-after concert soloist, Ms. Mattox has appeared several times with the Seattle Symphony, impressing the audience “…with sensitive singing, a warm, expressive voice and clear diction (Seattle Post-Intelligencer). ” She has also appeared as a soloist with the Seattle Baroque Orchestra, the Sunriver Music Festival, the Northwest Chamber Chorus, the Eugene Concert Choir, the Northwest Sinfonietta, the Cascade Festival of Music and others.
In 2007, she made her Carnegie Hall debut under the baton of Maestro John Rutter, and has since been invited back three times. Her first solo CD, ‘Copland and Cole’, with pianist Judith Cohen, features Copland’s Twelve Poems of Emily Dickinson and a selection of Cole Porter’s lesser-known songs. Her new chamber music ensemble, TangleTown Trio, recently released their debut CD featuring many of Mattox's own original compositions. Her upcoming season includes appearances with Seattle Opera, the Northwest Sinfonietta and a NY appearance with TangleTown Trio.
In addition to pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts degree in vocal performance at the University of Washington, Texas native Kristin K. Vogel-Lindenmuth performs on operatic and concert stages across the United States and internationally. She is known for her intensity onstage, her work ethic, and her congeniality.
At UW, Kristin recently sang the soprano solos in Beethoven’s 9th Symphony, Lady Billows in Albert Herring, Rosalinda in Die Fledermaus, and scenes as Leonore in Fidelio and Leonora di Vargas in La Forza del Destino. She will return to UW to sing the soprano solo in Mahler’s 2nd Symphony on June 7th.
In her most recent role in Boheme Opera’s Faust, she was praised for “a genuinely lyric and beautiful performance as Marguerite, exhibiting both power and superb vocal control.” (Out in New Jersey).
Ms. Vogel believes in making the timeless messages of classic works resonate with modern audiences through musical and dramatic honesty, and is committed to the advancement of contemporary works.
Dr. Jonathan Pasternack is Director of Orchestral Activities at the University of Washington School of Music. He has conducted orchestras, opera and ballet in the United States and Europe, with such ensembles as the London Symphony Orchestra, Residentie Orkest of the Hague, Scottish Chamber Orchestra and the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center, among many others. His debut recording, leading the London Symphony Orchestra in Béla Bartók's Miraculous Mandarin suite and the Symphony No. 1 by Johannes Brahms, was released in January 2011 on the Naxos label.
Dr. Pasternack has served as Assistant Conductor with the Oregon Symphony, Resident Conductor and Managing Director of the Icicle Creek Music Center in Leavenworth, and Visiting Director of Orchestral Activities at Pacific Lutheran University. He has served as guest faculty at the University of Washington, Central Washington University, East Oregon University, Pacific University, Conservatoire de Maurepas in France and Conservatoire Supérieur de Musique de Genève in Switzerland.< Back