Brought together by friendship and a deep-seated desire to create great chamber music, pianist Stacie Haneline, oboist Darci Gamerl and soprano Shelby VanNordstrand founded I the Siren in 2010. The evocative name — inspired by the alluring mythological creature — reflects the enchantment and irresistability of their unique sound.
I the Siren presents a spectrum of musical styles — ranging from early music to contemporary works, to arrangements of well-loved American standards. Few compositions exist for the ensemble, and as a result, I the Siren actively commissions new works and arrangements. The trio recently premiered Osvaldo Golijov’s Three Songs for Soprano and Orchestra.
Passionate about engaging young people and local communities through educational outreach, the trio’s creative programming and master classes include literary works, women in poetry and music and more. I the Siren is the faculty trio-in-residence at the University of Nebraska Omaha, joining the Nebraska Touring Artists Roster in 2014.
Offerings: American songbook and classical-style programs for vocal + piano + oboe/English horn. Programs can be tailored to meet the needs of the organization and audience. Concert programs (Bernstein to Bach), chamber workshops and master classes.
Technical Requirements: Well-lit stage area; recently tuned piano, if available (preferably a grand); (1) microphone.
Fees: $1,500 (maximum negotiable); incorporation of other musicians available at an additional cost.