May
7
6:00 PM18:00

All the World's A Stage - Performance Practice Workshop Launch!

All the world's a stage,

And all the men and women merely players;

They have their exits and their entrances,

And one (WO)man in his (HER) time plays many parts.

-William Shakespeare

Join Women in Development, New York for the first-ever presentation of the new performance practice workshop, All the World's A Stage, created by Yolanda. Whether it is the boardroom, a gala or a major donor meeting, everywhere you go as a development professional is your fundraising "stage." Learn proven performance techniques and advice that will help you to project confidence when you are nervous; relax in high-pressure situations, and make the very best possible impression in your career. Yolanda, Founder and President of YFJ Consulting, LLC, has had a simultaneous career as both a successful fundraiser and acclaimed Lyric Soprano. Her extensive background as a successful performing artist and public speaker has given her a unique, creative perspective on the communications and presentation aspects of organizational and fundraising development.

Visit www.widny.org for more information.

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Mar
23
3:00 PM15:00

Music and Moonlight

Join one of Westchester's favorite sopranos, Yolanda F. Johnson for an afternoon of song, inspired by the beauty and mystique of the The Moon, presented in conjunction with the exhibition, The Color of the Moon: Lunar Painting in American Art.

The program will include classic favorites, among them "Moon River" and "Fly Me to the Moon, and operatic masterpieces, such as "Song to the Moon" from the opera Rusalka.

Free with museum admission.


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Mar
2
7:00 PM19:00

Yolanda Gives a Special Poetry Reading to "Meditation" from the Opera Thaïs

Set to the background music of the famed “Meditation” from the opera, Thaïs by Jules Massenet , performed with harp and violin by Mia Theodoratus and Joyce Balint, respectively, Yolanda will give a special poetry reading of the Newman Levy poem, Thaïs.

If you are interested in purchasing tickets to the performance, please contact jamie@yolandafjohnson.com.

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Feb
27
7:00 PM19:00

Celebrating Black History Month with Yolanda F. Johnson, Guest Artist with Random Access Music

Yolanda is the featured guest artist for Random Access Music’s fundraising concert in New York City. She will share special arrangements of Spirituals and classical works by African-American composers. Random Access Music (RAM) is one of the most active new music presenters in the country with a core collective of composers and performers presenting a wide array of contemporary music from the United States and abroad. Since its inception in 2005, RAM has premiered more than 100 works by diverse musical voices, in intimate and formal settings throughout the metropolitan area.

More details on this performance will be available soon.

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Jan
26
7:00 PM19:00

Mozart (and more!) at Mozartina: Chamber Music Favorites with Yolanda F. Johnson and The Mozartina Festival Quartet.

Featuring several selections from Mozart ("Eine Kleine Nachtmusik," "Laudate Dominum," "Alleluia," and works for voice and mandolin) in addition to Respighi's exquisite Il Tramonto (The Sunset) and more, this evening of song, featuring Soprano, Yolanda F. Johnson and the Mozartina Festival Quartet is sure to give audiences tried and true classics, as well as some of the most beautiful chamber music ever created. Reception to Follow.

 Tickets available on the Tarrytown Music Hall website, www.tarrytownmusichall.org .

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Dec
9
5:00 PM17:00

Go Tell It! Sharing the Good News of Christmas: Musical Production at FBC Tarrytown

Directed by Yolanda and featuring the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra’s Joyce Balint and harpist, Mia Theodoratus, “Go Tell It!” is a an evening of music and special readings to reignite our hearts for the true reason for the season: Christ’s birth. The story did not stop there, however. How good is the “good news” to you? Good enough to go tell it to others?

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Nov
10
2:00 PM14:00

She Sings of Rivers

She Sings of Rivers will be performed in conjunction with Maya Lin: A River is a Drawing: An Immersive, Site-Specific Exhibition that Explores the Geology and Topography of the Hudson River and the Effects of Climate Change. Join Yolanda for an afternoon of music, inspired by rivers, including works by Nadine Shanti and a special arrangement of the treasured American classic, "Shenandoah." Featuring acclaimed guitarist, Chris Funke. Free with museum admission. 

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Oct
23
11:00 AM11:00

Tuesday Morning Music Club Performance

Come and hear Yolanda perform the works of beloved American composer, James Cohn.

Founded in 1921, the Tuesday Morning Music Club has been enhancing the cultural life of its membership and the community by presenting the finest of music works by the professional performing members and guest artists with highest caliber. Concerts are held every month at the Community Church of Douglaston, NY.

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Sep
29
10:00 AM10:00

Vocal Masterclass at the Mozartina Music Conservatory

Yolanda will give a vocal masterclass on proper vocal technique and tools for performance practice and stage presence. This special event is presented by the Westchester Chapter of the NAACP Act-So Competition, in partnership with the Mozartina Conservatory of Music.

RSVP Required.

For more information or to participate, please contact Ingraham Taylor at ingrahamtay@yahoo.com.

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