Lady in Red: Bethany Yon and Eileen Kosasih
After a fantastic performance with Calgary International Film Festival, Eileen Kosasih returns to the Eddy stage with Bethany Yon, Mezzo Soprano with a double-fun evening of chamber and classical melodies!
Bethany Yon holds a Masters of Music from Western University in London, Ontario having studied with Torin Chiles and a Bachelor of Music from Ambrose University in Calgary, Alberta. Excited about the world of classical singing, Bethany has embraced advanced study opportunities with Accademia Europea Dell’Opera (AEDO), The Centre for Opera Studies in Italy (COSI), as well as Edmonton, Alberta’s Opera NUOVA and Calgary’s Cowtown Opera Summer Academy. Active in the musical community in her home city, Bethany has and continues to perform with the Calgary Arts Orchestra, the Calgary Concert Opera Company, Cowtown Opera and the Calgary Opera Chorus as well at Classical Revolution and the Calgary Pro Arts Society.
Bethany has been recognized as a recipient of the 2016 Calgary Arts Development Individual Artist Grant, the 2014 London Opera Guild Scholarship as well as the 2011 John Swindells Memorial Music Scholarship. A committed and passionate teacher, Bethany teaches a schedule of voice students through Calgary, Alberta’s Chinook School of Music as well as privately and as of 2017, is the Executive Director of Calgary’s Cowtown Opera Company. Recent credits include: Dorabella in Mozart’s Cosi fan tutte, Conception in Ravel’s L’Heure Espagnole, Bianca in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia, La Zia Principessa, Abbess and Mistress of the Novices in Suor Angelica, Sandman cover in Huperdink’s Hansel and Gretel, Mercedes cover in Bizet’s Carmen, as well as third spirit in Mozart’s The Magic Flute.
Eileen Kosasih has a B.A. Music (violin) from Ambrose University, M.Music (orchestral conducting) from Azusa Pacific University, and a piano diploma from the American College of Musicians. Eileen is principle 2nd violin of Symphony of the Kootenays and concertmaster of Rocky Mountain Symphony Orchestra. As a crossover musician, she has performed with various music scenes around the U.S. and Canada.
Eileen directed the orchestra for Front Row Centre Theatre’s “Mystery of Edwin Drood” and Calgary Arts Orchestra, her own two-year project. She recently became resident accompanist for Calgary Multicultural Choir and also plays piano for Suzuki Talent Education Society and Calgary Girls Choir. Eileen is a host and programmer for Classical Revolution Calgary.