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  • Special Holiday Bravo Nights
    Wed, Dec 07
    Perkins Mansion (AAUW)
    Dec 07, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Perkins Mansion (AAUW), 494 East Ave, Rochester, NY 14607, USA

Bravo Nights: Holiday Edition
A recital by tenor Mark Daniels, pianist Rob Goodling and guest soprano Carrie Zugelder
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 at 7:00pm
Perkins Mansion, 494 East Ave, Rochester

There is limited seating for this event, so please don't delay.


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Mark Daniels, tenor

Mark Daniels is a versatile tenor who hails from Kennebunk, Maine. His early studies were with David Goulet in Portland, Maine, where he made his professional debut as Charlie Dalrymple in Lerner and Loewe’s Brigadoon. Mr. Daniels continued his studies at the Eastman School of Music in the studio of Rita Shane, where he made his Eastman Opera Theatre operatic debut as Sam in Carlisle Floyd's Susannah. He performed the role of Ferrando in Mozart's Cosi fan tutte in Urbania, Italy with Benton Hess’s Oberlin in Italy program and again in Buffalo, NY with Buffalo Opera Unlimited.


Other roles have included Danilo in Lehar's The Merry Widow with Buffalo Opera Unlimited, Nemorino in Donizetti's L'Elisir d'amore with the Genesee Valley Orchestra and Chorus, and Bingley in the world premiere performance and recording of Amanda Jacobs and Lindsay Warren Baker’s Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Mr. Daniels was also the tenor soloist in J.S Bach’s Magnificat with the Finger Lakes Chorale under the direction of John Walker.


Great Lakes Productions created a show around Mark Daniels called “A Tenor,” which he performed for two years throughout upstate New York with “The Tuscan Trio and Two Sopranos.” Recently he was the featured tenor soloist in performances of Mozart’s Requiem and Haydn’s Lord Nelson’s Mass with the Geneseo Symphony Orchestra and Festival Singers.

Rob Goodling, pianist

Although his professional career began as a violinist in the Elmira Symphony and Corning Philharmonic orchestras, where he was also the first conductor of the Corning Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the larger part of Rob Goodling’s musical life has been coaching, accompanying and training singers. Having taught music history courses at the Hochstein School of Music and Dance for twenty years, Mr. Goodling was also the vocal music and choral director at Churchville-Chili High School for twenty-eight years. In that capacity, his choirs consistently won state and national honors that resulted in their represention of New York State in international performance tours to Austria, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy (where they sang for his holiness The Pope), Morroco and Spain. Many of his students have gone on to outstanding music careers, most notably soprano super-star Renée Fleming.


Mr. Goodling was named an affiliate Professor of Music Education at the Eastman School of Music, where he later served as editor of the opera department’s FEO Newsletter and performed the role of Gad Beck in the Eastman Opera Theatre’s world premiere staging of Jake Heggie’s two-person opera, For a Look or a Touch.


In 2017, Mark Daniels and accompanist Rob Goodling began a collaboration that has resulted in multiple recitals together in the Rochester and Syracuse areas. They were featured in a Florida recital as part of the Ilse Newell “Forgotten Coast” Performing Arts series and after that performance, one audience member posted the following review: “Having heard many concerts, what immediately grabbed my attention was Mark and Rob’s intimacy with their flawless sense of each other, AND conveying that to their audience. One was caught, drawn in, gathered up and surrounded by the passion of the music…and it is their genius and duality that is the magic.” In February, 2023 they will be returning to Florida’s forgotten coast for an encore Ilse Newell recital.


In January 2020, Mr. Daniels and Mr. Goodling released their first CD recording, The Lyric Tenor in Recital, and that December they filmed a Bravo Nights Holiday Recital for the Rochester Opera Guild’s YouTube site. In 2021, they were featured in Rochester’s 585 Magazine and during the 2021 Rochester Fringe Festival, they performed in ROC Opera’s “Opera Is Mad,” with Mr. Daniels singing the role of the Duke in Verdi’s Rigoletto! In June 2022 they were honored to film a commissioned world premiere performance of Stephen Shewan’s A Song of You and Me.


Carrie Zugelder, soprano

Carrie Zugelder is the vocal music teacher at Webster Schroeder High School, Webster Central School District, where she directs the Concert Choir, Chorale, Select Vocal Ensemble and directs the musical productions. In addition, she teaches both regular and advanced voice classes to students enrolled in the choir program. Before coming to the Webster Central School District, she taught junior and senior high school vocal music for 9 years in the West Irondequoit Central School District. She holds two Bachelors’ of Music degrees in vocal performance and vocal music education as well as a Masters of Music degree in vocal music education from the Eastman School Music. She is a certified regular and all-state voice adjudicator for the New York State School Music Association (NYSSMA) and is on the editorial committee for the vocal portion of the NYSSMA manual. As a performer, Mrs. Zugelder is a regular soloist with the First Presbyterian Church of Pittsford and can be heard most recently as soprano soloist for the New York State Ballet’s performance of Felix Mendelssohn’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.


Mrs. Zugelder’s students have been recognized at both the state and northeast divisions of NAfME and ACDA to perform in honor choir ensembles. She has been chosen by former students to be listed in the Who’s Who of America’s Teachers and Who’s Who of American Women. She was nominated in 2009 by former students for the Choral Educator of the Year award given by the Bach Children’s Chorus. In December of 2014 Mrs. Zugelder received the News 8 Golden Apple Award after being nominated by a current student in her program. Mrs. Zugelder is an accepted member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) and loves to spend time outside of the classroom teaching private voice lessons.

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