Collaborative pianist Joe Turbessi

Saengerfest is very pleased to welcome Joe Turbessi as our collaborative pianist! He is a versatile musician in the greater Boston area, maintaining a career as a conductor, collaborative pianist, organist, and vocal coach. His piano playing has been described as an “independent, probing musical voice” with “clear and expressive, singing tone.”  He was the founder and artistic director of Opera Theater of Cape Cod, which debuted in 2018, as well as assistant conductor for Lowell House Opera, the accompanist for the choirs of the Boston Conservatory and the Radcliffe Choral Society of Harvard; and Music Director at Old South Union church in Weymouth, MA.  Notable recent projects include the complete WTC book II (Bach), Sweeney Todd (Sondheim), Hansel and Gretel (Humperdinck), Cosi fan tutte (Mozart), La Tragédie de Carmen (Brooks), Le Comte Ory (Rossini), Ariadne auf Naxos (Strauss), Requiem (Faure), Jesu, meine Freude (Bach), Macbeth and Requiem (Verdi),  Amahl and the Night Visitors (Menotti), part I of Messiah (Handel), and several other projects. www.josephturbessi.com

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