Backstage at the Baltimore Symphony after the concert.
Left to right: Kathy Voytko, Marie Zamora, Alain Boubill, Terrence Mann, Jennifer Paz, Eric Kunze at Baltimore Symphony.
Thursday, April 26, 2012
Backstage at the Baltimore Symphony after the concert.
Monday, April 23, 2012
A glowing review of Baltimore's "Do You Hear the People Sing" by Charles Stubow from www.broadwayworld.com:
"What an evening it was. A cast of five phenomenal voices accompanied by the huge Baltimore Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Jack Evely, Principal Pops Conductor, accompanied by the Baltimore Choral Arts Society (Tom Hall Director) singing the canon of the great French musical composers Alain Boublil and Claude Michel Schoenberg. Who could ask for anything more...
"Bring Him Home was performed brilliantly by Kunze."
Sunday, April 22, 2012
(From Maggi) This is some of the feedback from the series of concerts in Baltimore this weekend. Thank you ALL for your input!
Susanne: If I told you that the concert was phenomenal, it would still be an understatement! Where do I even start to tell you about it! The goosebumps started when the orchestra played some selections from Miss Saigon as the overture. Eric came out after Terrence Mann and Jennifer Paz each sang a song. He looked quite handsome in a black suit and shirt and later in a tuxedo. I was completely mesmerized when Eric sang, "Bring Him Home". How does he hit those notes so effortlessly? I was so taken with the power of his voice. I kept thinking that it's Broadway's loss if they don't sign him for Phantom. Many times during the night I had to catch my breath when I heard his ability to push that wonderful voice to the limit! He just keeps getting better and better.
Anita: (Brindlebeast) from last night: "Do You Hear the People Sing" concert with the Baltimore Symphony last night. Eric Kunze sang the iconic prayer "Bring Him Home" from Les Mis to thunderous applause , bravo-- and a handshake from the conductor. Brought me to tears...
Riki: "Hi! Finally home, and let me tell you- that concert made every minute of the last couple crazy days worth it!!! There aren't words to tell you how awesome it was- all the rumblings you have heard are true and more! The whole cast is immensely talented! There were several songs that I had never heard before; that was a treat. Eric gets more talented every time I hear him! He sang a couple of standard faves, but for me the highlights of the night were Martin Guerre - it made one want to jump up, throw your fist in the air and cheer with him! The wedding song from The Pirate Queen made me cry, it was so sweet and poignant! Wow, just wow..... I can honestly say, that out of all the things I've seen yet- this was by far the best!!!! Wish I could see it again!
He did a couple duets with Marie Zamora that were new to me and absolutely beautiful. Have I said wow enough yet? I am still blown away and it has been almost 24 hours!
Friday, April 20, 2012
A review of last year's Sacramento Music Circus' "Miss Saigon" states what we Eric fans already know: "Eric Kunze, known to Music Circus audiences for his roles as Che, Jesus and Joseph (and a good-looking hunk who probably will play 30-somethings for three decades) is perfectly cast as the GI Chris. His impressive vocal chops never cease to amaze. The combination of dead-on pitch, powerfully resonant yet sweet tone, and surprisingly nuanced and natural acting confirm why he made it to Broadway so early in his career, and why the Music Circus should hire him every chance they get." http://www.davisenterprise.com/entertainment/dont-miss-this-miss-saigon/
Eric will be back at Music Circus again this summer. Stay tuned for all the details!
Thursday, April 19, 2012
Break a leg Eric and the cast and crew! We know you are going to be wonderful! Looking forward to a report and hopefully some pictures from fanclub members Anita, Jeannine, Courtney, Susanne and Sherri who will be attending. It turns out the programs for the Pittsburgh and Baltimore concerts were printed before Eric was hired. As a result the program lists Peter Lockyer instead of Eric Kunze.
Even if there was an error in this article, I am putting a link here for you to read. It was Eric, not Peter Lockyer, on stage that night. Don't miss the remaining concerts in this wonderful series! See post below for details and ticket information.
"Do You Hear the People Sing" featured an exceptionally strong roster of vocalists, all of whom projected their words with the utmost clarity. (Jennifer) Paz sang "Last Night of the World" with tenor Peter Lockyer, [from Maggi: this is SUPPOSED TO READ "ERIC KUNZE", not Peter Lockyer] a colleague she'd met in the first touring company of "Miss Saigon." He was a persuasive romantic leading man, yet also had the steel for the song "Martin Guerre."
Read more here.
Thursday, April 12, 2012
Hi fans! A little pre-concert treat from our Eric, who is preparing for the opening tonight of "Do You Hear the People Sing - the Dream Concert" at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh:
Eric fans, this is our "Dream Concert" come true. Eric will be joining four other artists singing the wonderful music of the creators of Les Mis, Saigon, Martin Guerre, Pirate Queen with four different symphonies.
Locations and dates are as follows:
April 12, 13, 14 & 15, 2012, Pittsburgh Symphony, Heinz Hall,Pittsburgh, PA
April 19, 2012, Baltimore Symphony, The Music Center atStrathmore, Bethesda, MD
April 20, 21 & 22, 2012,Baltimore Symphony, Joseph MeyerhoffSymphony Hall, Baltimore, MD
May 10, 11 & 12, 2012, National Arts Centre Orchestra, SouthamHall, Ottawa, ON, Canada
More information: http://thepeoplesing.com/