Though she retired from full-time performances in 2010, she continues to make appearances across the United States. To open the 2016-17 season, Ms. von Stade will sing with Tony award-winning Broadway star Liz Callaway, Daniel Rodriguez, and Matthew Lee Robinson in the New York premiere of the 45-minute cantata Street Requiem - composed in 2014 by Australian's Kathleen McGuire, Andy Payne and Jonathon Welch - at Carnegie Hall. She will also make her Arizona Opera debut by joining The 45th Anniversary Sapphire Celebration concert celebrating the company. In January, the mezzo-soprano will perform on a gala benefit concert with Sarasota Ballet in Florida. The spring finds Ms. von Stade singing with Hawaii Opera Theater in Three Decembers - composed by Jake Heggie based on the play by Terrence McNally - before going to Peabody Conservatory to give a master class.
The Symphony musicians are integral members of their communities, and teach at universities and school districts across the region. They represent the extensive range of talent that the Northern Tier has to offer, including players who have previously performed with such prestigious groups as the President’s Own Marine Corp Band, the . Army and Air Force Bands, New York Philharmonic, Radio City Music Hall, the Bogota, Columbia Symphony, the American Symphony, New Jersey Symphony, New Orleans Symphony, Pittsburgh Opera and Ballet Company, Knoxville Symphony, and Garden State Philharmonic.
She had barely landed on the tarmac at San Francisco International Airport when she auditioned for the open principal cello position with the Marin Symphony. The soft-spoken Madeleine Tucker had just moved from New York to join the Risk team at Stripe, the online payment juggernaut whose headquarters are located in San Francisco. Born and raised outside of Boston, MA, Maddie graduated from Phillips Academy Andover. She went on to earn degrees in Applied Mathematics from Columbia University in New York and a Master of Music in Cello Performance from The Juilliard School under the guidance of Natasha Brofsky.