Daniel Fridley

Daniel Fridley, bass, is a doctoral student in the Case Western Reserve University Historical Performance Practice program, studying with Ellen Hargis and Aaron Sheehan. His “spotless, resonant bass” (Cleveland Classical) lends itself well to both early music and operatic performing. He obtained his Masters of Music degree in Vocal Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he continues to take lessons with Dean Southern. This season, Fridley will sing with the Boston Early Music Festival for their chamber opera La liberazione di Ruggiero dall’isola d’Alcina (Francesca Caccini) in November, perform the contrabass solo in Rautavaara’s Vigilia with the Chicago Chorale in March, and sing his first Coffee Cantata with Wyoming Baroque in May. Performance credits from recent seasons include Dottore Grenvil in Verdi’s La traviata (The Cleveland Opera); Dangerous Love, a concert of fiery 17th century Italian music (Newberry Consort); Jesus in both Arvo Pärt’s and J.S. Bach’s St. John Passion (Trinity Cathedral Cleveland and Atlanta Baroque); Leporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni (La Musica Lirica), and Polyphemus in Handel’s Acis and Galatea (CWRU). This summer he was a Studio Artist with Central City Opera, and the previous summer he was a Young Artist with the Boston Early Music Festival.

The Empress is This Weekend - Parking & Concert Information (click to open)

October 18th, Ruggles Hall, Newberry Library

ADDRESS: 60 West Walton Street, Chicago, IL 60610

Concert begins at 8:00 pm, (pre-concert lecture at 7:30 pm)

***Complimentary wine and prosecco available before concert and at intermission***
PARKING: 
Nearby parking garage: 100 West Chestnut Street (enter on Clark Street). Parking rates are $11 (0-6 hours) and $13 (6-8 hours).
Limited metered street parking available near Library
Directions for via L, bus available here.
Alternatively, we recommend visiting SpotHero to book a space at the Newberry Plaza Garage – great deals on parking are available when you book in advance using this website/app!
 

October 19th, International House, U of C

ADDRESS: 1414 E 59th St, Chicago, IL 60637

 
Concert begins at 2:00 pm, (pre-concert lecture at 1:30 pm) – PLEASE NOTE ATYPICAL START TIME

***Reception to celebrate partnership with Global Voices to follow the performance.***

PARKING:
Limited street parking is available around the Midway Plaisance and all around campus. PLEASE NOTE THAT PARKING MAY BE IMPACTED BY CAMPUS EVENTS AND OPEN HOUSE CHICAGO.

The preferred visitors parking garage is located at Drexel Avenue and 61st Street. The garage opens at 9 am on weekdays. The parking rate is $4 per hour.
The parking lot at the corner of Drexel Avenue and 60th Street is free on weekends and after 4 pm on weekdays.
Alternatively, we recommend visiting SpotHero to book a space at the Newberry Plaza Garage – great deals on parking are available when you book in advance using this website/app!

October 20th, Galvin Recital Hall, NU

ADDRESS: 70 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208
***Please note venue is located inside the Bienen Music School, a large building on Lake Michigan. On the side of the structure you will see the name of the building itself, which is “The Patrick G. and Shirley W. Ryan Center for the Musical Arts.”***Concert begins at 3:00 pm, (pre-concert lecture at 2:30 pm) 

General campus directions (leads to visitors center very close to Music School) can be found here.
PARKING 
A large parking lot is located nearby the venue and is free to all on Sundays. Additional parking options can be found here.