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Arts Nest - Elise Mark in Concert “Bow & Breath”
Saturday, July 13, 2024, 07:00pm
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Elise Mark and June Bender present “Bow & Breath” - July 13 from 7-9pm.

Doors open 6pm

Tickets $25 - Buy Now on My River Tickets

This is a mesmerizing union of violin and voice, spanning continents and centuries in a harmonious celebration of musical diversity J une Bender and Elise Mark unite in "Bow & Breath," an enchanting concert intertwining the emotive strains of violin and voice. Renowned for their diverse musical personas, June’s multifaceted violin prowess, spanning classical to Irish folk, converges seamlessly with Elise's transcendent vocal range, praised in opera houses worldwide. Their collaboration illuminates compositions by Clarke, Holst, Villa-Lobos, and more, transcending continents and centuries. June’s affiliations with ensembles like Unseen Rain and Belleville Quartet blend with Elise’s rich opera history, forging a performance that resonates across genres.

"Bow & Breath" promises an immersive journey, showcasing their joint passion for music’s universal language. Prepare for a captivating fusion of talents, exuding the essence of human connection through artistry.

About June Bender

June Bender is a violinist, teacher, and composer from Philadelphia. In addition to freelancing as a classical violinist, June stays active playing many styles of music including Irish fiddle, tango, swing jazz, and freely improvised music. She founded, leads, and writes original music for the group Unseen Rain, which released their debut album, Out Beyond, in 2019. June performs regularly with the Belleville Quartet, Morris String Quartet, and numerous regional orchestras including Bucks County Symphony Orchestra, VoxAmaDeus, PA Philharmonic, and Reading Symphony. June maintains an active private violin studio, and teaches at The Baldwin School.

About Elise Mark

"Graced with the pipes of a goddess" (River Reporter), Elise is "making her mark" (Voce di Meche) in the classical and operatic world and beyond. She is equally adept at performing traditional operatic repertoire, contemporary opera and art song, and musical theater. She has performed with companies and theaters including Steamboat Opera, Carnegie Hall, the Kimmel Center, Pittsburgh Festival Opera, New Amsterdam Opera, Long Island Lyric Opera, Delaware Valley Opera of New York, Concert Operetta Theater, ENA Ensemble, East Passyunk Opera Project, Wilmington Concert Opera, Penn Square Music Festival, Teatro Mancinelli, and the Tri-State Chorale. At her home-base in Philadelphia, Elise produces intimate artistic experiences that bring people together through art and creativity. Her performances resonate deeply, evoking profound connections through her authentic artistry, inviting audiences into a shared, heartfelt experience.

Arts Nest offers a large variety of entertainment year-round in a comfortable, friendly setting – a fun place for serious artists. Come with your friends, take a table, have a few drinks and small plates, while enjoying the performances.

Food and drinks available during the concert.