Jenna Guiggey and Scott Wheatley will present a recital of art song that highlights several important movements in art history, tracing those movements through compositional styles in the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries, at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at LA Arts Gallery in Lewiston. The evening culminates in a performance of Ashi Day’s stunning song cycle “Words and Images of Edvard Munch,” featuring celebrated singer and actress Kelly Caufield.

Guiggey, a mezzo-soprano, performs a diverse and demanding array of repertoire, including early Baroque, classic and modern musical theater, pop, rock, and contemporary choral music. She performs locally with the St. Mary Schola in Falmouth, as an Artist in Residence with Oratorio Chorale in Brunswick, and several popular cover bands. She was recently seen on stage as a Young Artist with Opera Susquehanna, where she performed the roles of The Abbess and Monitor in Suor Angelica and Zita in Gianni Schicci. She also joined the professional ensemble for Odyssey Opera’s Troika, the collective US premiere of Rachmaninov’s 3 one-act operas at Jordan Hall in Boston. Guiggey studied classical voice with Ellen Chickering and Bruce Fithian at the University of Southern Maine, completing a Bachelor of Music degree in music education and a Master of Music degree with a concentration in vocal performance and pedagogy. She maintains a private studio in Auburn.

Wheatley, a baritone, holds degrees from the University of Missouri/ Kansas City Conservatory of Music and the University of South Florida. He has performed with the Kansas City Lyric Opera, New York City Opera, Whitewater Opera, Bronx Opera, Sarasota Opera, Opera Northeast, Connecticut Grand Opera, Opera Maine and the Ashlawn Summer Festival companies as well as the New York Philharmonic, Vienna Philharmonic, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony. A native of Kansas, he is currently in the faculty as a voice instructor and collaborative pianist at University of Southern Maine and serves as Assistant Music Director of Classical Uprising. In addition to a busy singing and teaching schedule, he enjoys an active career as a coach/accompanist collaborating with both singers and instrumentalists.

Doors open at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 ($10 for students with ID) and can be purchased online at LA Arts is located at 168 Lisbon St., Lewiston.

Since 1973, LA Arts, the arts agency for the cities of Lewiston and Auburn Maine, has pursued a mission to engage and inspire a vibrant community through arts and culture. The agency works with governments, businesses, schools and local arts and cultural organizations to create opportunities for community members across the generations to experience, learn, and participate in the arts. LA Arts organizes arts programs and initiatives, supports the work of local artists and arts organizations, and highlights the essential role the arts play in shaping an economically vital, socially integrated, and forward-looking future for its community. Learn more at

Comments are no longer available on this story