Grammy Winner Voice of Angels
Darlene Koldenhoven
 
Concerts
Grammy Winner Darlene Koldenhoven sings and looks like an angel in her mesmerizing performances of the three unique concerts she has to offer:
1.) Classical Crossover Concert - Songs from her #1 CD “Infinite Voice,” voted Best Vocal Album by Broadcasters worldwid, #1 piano instrumental CD "Tranquil Times," and her classical pop albums "Solitary Treasures" and "Inspired by a True Story. Blending elements of classical, pop, and world music. Included are fresh musical arrangements of classical favorites, arias, movie themes, pieces from Stravinsky to Sting, Puccini to Seal, and her beautiful originals sung with her amazing 5-Octave voice.
Classical Crossover Concert Detailed Description

2.) Classical Recital – Repertoire includes favorite classical masterpieces from 1546-1958 in 6 languages. Accompanying herself on piano, Darlene’s world class talent brings magic to an amazing repertoire by Mozart, Faure, Gershwin, Haydn, Rorem. R. Strauss, Hageman, Jobim, Rodrigo and many more from her new album, “Angel on Ivories.” Delicate peace to stunning bravura!
Classical Recital Detailed Description

3.) Holiday Concert - A unique and beautiful gift of the season, music from Darlene's “Heavenly Peace” CD voted Best Holiday CD by broadcasters worldwide. This concert includes her original Christmas songs, a few non-seasonal pieces, as well as traditional holiday music of the season with intriguing orchestral arrangements.
Holiday Concert Detailed Description


4.) Featured Guest Artist with Symphony or Symphony Pops

 

 

Solitary Treasures
 
Infinite Voice
Infinite Voice
 
Inspired by a True Story
 
Angel on Ivories
Angel on Ivories
 
Heavenly
Heavenly Peace
 

"Darlene's show reaches into the deepest aspirations of the human heart . . . "

– John Holechek, Presenter, McPherson Opera House (KS) Holiday Concert 12/10/11

"Darlene Koldenhoven brought beautiful music and a powerful message, showcasing for her extraordinary voice!!"

– Carolyn Deuel, ARTCORE Presenter, Casper, Wyoming

"Darlene is an enormously gifted singer who's striking in a sensual, yet sincere way. She has a . . . wholly magnetic stage presence."

–Music Connection Magazine


“We billed Darlene Koldenhoven as, ‘Sings like an angel,’ and that is exactly what she did. We were in heaven.”

– Nancy Kemp, Executive Director Kodiak Arts Council


"Sublime. This is singing and artistry of the highest order. There is a purity and an honesty here that is seldom found these days. The technical refinement of Miss Koldenhoven's voice is without question. More importantly, there is an emotional integrity to her performances that is her most distinguishing quality…for anyone with ears and a soul."

– Jeremy Lubbock, Grammy winning Composer/Arranger, Streisand, Dion, Sting  . . .

 

Classical Crossover Concert Detailed Description

Grammy Winner Darlene Koldenhoven will take you on a gloriously entertaining 90-minute voyage into classical-crossover music with her Infinite Voice Concert. Singing from her celebrated #1 albums, Darlene accompanies herself on grand piano or adds the occasional orchestral flourish that she arranged, performed and recorded to enhance her musical canvas. Sometimes she charms with a solo piano piece or delightfully arranges her classical touches to popular songs. Darlene weaves the fascinating stories behind the music and spins her golden assoluta multi-octave voice from classical to pop. A moving highlight of the show is her tribute to our nation’s heroes with her symphonic rock original, “Remember Me,” inviting veterans on stage with her; followed by her operatic soprano version of Puccini’s triumphant tenor aria “Nessun Dorma from Turandot.” Darlene’s voice floats like an angel between lyrics to vocalise, heartfelt power ballads to demanding coloratura, commanding several languages along the way. Her stellar arrangements are compelling throughout, whether it be Delibes’ flower duet  “Sous le dome epais” from Lakme that she sang as “Aria” in “Yanni, Live at the Acropolis;” to her Twilight suite, teaming up Debussy’s “Clair de lune” with Burwell’s “Bella’s Lullaby;” or from Alejandro’s infectious Latin romantic ballad “Ay Cariño” to Seal’s “Kiss From a Rose” with its rousing crescendo of children and adult choirs. Her captivating repertoire also includes music from composers Stravinsky, Sting, Faure, Ravel, Morricone, Dave Grusin, David Foster, Spheeris/Voudouris, Celtic/American Traditional, and Darlene’s beautiful originals. Infinitely intriguing, Darlene’s Infinite Voice Concert is a fully engaging masterpiece of musicianship and performance while joyfully lifting your spirit and deeply touching your soul.
Classical Recital Detailed Description
Grammy Winner Darlene Koldenhoven will take you on a gloriously entertaining 70-minute journey of Classical Art Song from 1546 to present day, in her solo classical voice and piano Angel on Ivories Concert. Whether acting as her own accompanist, playing a solo piano piece, or sometimes adding an occasional orchestral flourish to the musical canvas that she arranged and performed, Darlene weaves the fascinating stories behind the music and spins her golden assoluta soprano voice ‘throughout the centuries.’ The compelling pedigree of her repertoire includes music from composers Caccini, Gluck, Mozart, Haydn, Garcia, Loewe, Faure, Ravel, Delibes, Liszt, Bellini, Puccini, Orff, Hageman, Stravinsky, Gershwin, Rorem, Rodrigo, Jobim, Morricone, Grusin, D. Foster, R. Marx, and Koldenhoven. A captivating recital of mastery and delight.
 
Holiday Concert Detailed Description
Although some of the titles may sound familiar, the material in Grammy Winner Darlene Koldenhoven’s Holiday Concert is anything but predictable. Most of the music is from her Heavenly Peace album voted Best Holiday Album 2007 by Broadcasters worldwide, as well as Infinite Voice, also voted Best Vocal Album 2007, and two of the three non-seasonal albums Darlene produced in 2011, Inspired by a True Story and Solitary Treasures. The audience will be treated to unusual Classical Crossover arrangements of familiar carols like the festively orchestrated “Deck the Halls,” “Silent Night” in 4 part tight vocal harmony,” “What Child is This” done in a different meter, and “God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen” arranged with dueling voice and violin. They are surrounded by Darlene’s haunting original songs, “Gabriel to Mary, Weaping,” “Joseph’s Question,” and “The Star to the Stable,” telling the Christmas story with a fresh perspective. Uplifting non-seasonal songs with universal positive messages of peace and love are woven into the celebratory fabric such as Morricone’s “Gabriel’s Oboe-Nella Fantasia,” taken from the film The Mission but arranged with a jazz twist; Darlene’s own gospel flavored songs “Sing” and “Essence of Your Peace,” and her odd metered, world-music influenced “Infinite Voice” as well as Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Pie Jesu” from Requiem, a stunning New Age arrangement by “March of the Penguin’s” composer, Alex Wurman. Dave Grusin’s “Canto Invierno” will be sung as a vocalise paired with his classical jazz version of the Alfred Burt carol “Some Children See Him.” Darlene will be accompanying herself on piano on a few classical holiday songs, among them are “The Little Road to Bethlehem” and one sung in Spanish, “A la Nanita Nana.” For those who enjoy pop music, there’s a new rousing holiday anthem by the team of Kevin Malpass & Catherine Porter, “We Want Peace.” Darlene will also be honoring our nation’s heroes, inviting veterans & active duty to join her on stage, as she sings her tribute, symphonic-rock song, “Remember Me.” Rounding out the evening will be the traditionally tenor, opera aria, Puccini’s “Nessun Dorma” from Turandot sung by Darlene in full opera flair not to be missed. The frosting on this Christmas cake is Darlene’s remarkable 5-Octave voice; from the deep, rich, warm lows to the gloriously soaring, high, clear soprano and all the styles she magnificently manifests with her voice. This is the voice you’ve known as the featured soloist in the PBS-TV Special & DVD seen by over 1.5 billion worldwide, Yanni, Live at the Acropolis. Ms. Koldenhoven, now being recognized for her own work, will present a holiday concert that takes you to musical places that you’ve probably never been before and leaves you in a state of much welcomed Heavenly Peace.

Tranquil Times
 

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