Sundae + Mr. Goessl are back at the Fremont Opera House.
Award-winning singer Kate Voss and virtuoso guitarist Jason Goessl will take to the stage with their own mix of music and comedy for one night in May.
Prior to this, former and current Midland teachers will share their talents with a performance of string instruments and piano.
The two performances, open to the public, are the last of this season at the historic opera house.
The First Wednesday Arts Luncheon begins at noon on May 4 at the Opera House at 541 N. Broad St.
Lunches consist of a catered meal and 20-30 minutes of live entertainment. In total, the lunches last one hour.
Doors open at 11:45 a.m. Cost is $15 per person.
Reservations can be made online at fremontoperahouse.org or by calling 402-720-2332.
A trio of musicians will provide entertainment. They are: Anne Sorensen-Wang, violin; Chunyang Wang, cello; and David Mayfield, piano. Sorensen-Wang and Mayfield were members of the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University of Midland. They have since moved on to other activities. Chunyang Wang continues to work at the Student Success Center in Midland.
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All three continue to play professionally.
“They performed at a luncheon at the Fremont Opera House last year and the audience was very impressed,” said FOH executive director Lee Meyer.
Sundae + M. Goessl will perform at 7 p.m. on May 6 at the opera.
Tickets are $20 at the Fremont Area Chamber of Commerce office or online at the opera’s website.
The husband and wife duo incorporate humor with nostalgia and musicality into their performance. Their act encompasses jazz, pop, country and other musical styles, their website says.
Voss won the Seattle-Kobe Vocal Jazz Princess title in 2014 and 2016. In 2016, she also received a Golden Ear Award as “Vocalist of the Year” from Earshot magazine.
Goessl became an accomplished jazz guitarist at the age of 17. He then played in an award-winning jazz ensemble. After moving to Minneapolis, he received the Guest Composers Award for his composition “3 Philosophers in a Landscape”.
He went on to make a living as one of Seattle’s finest guitarists. Goessl is a freelance guitarist who plays music in a variety of genres from jazz to country, indie to brazilian, surf to metal.
In 2020, the couple won the Golden Ear Award “Acoustic Ensemble of the Year”. They have released seven albums and performed over 1,500 shows.
The opera is involved in the concert in partnership with Midland.
Sundae + Mr. Goessl will travel to Midland in the afternoon to play and work with university students. All students with ID will be admitted to the evening concert free of charge.
“This is the third time Sundae + Mr. Goessl have performed at the Fremont Opera House,” Meyer said. “They always draw a crowd. We are truly lucky and honored to have them back!