To achieve great things, two things are needed;
a plan, and not quite enough time.

Leonard Bernstein


Dec 14, 2017
New York City, USA

CABARET: The Cheater’s Almanac

Neue Galerie

Museum for German and Austrian Art, 1048 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10028

Naomi returns to the Neue Galerie for her third year performing in the Café Sabarsky cabaret series with a program entitled "The Cheater's Almanac" - songs of infidelity, lust and crimes of passion. Joined by her long-time collaborator, pianist Brent Funderburk, this racy program includes songs by Georg Kreisler, Friedhelm Kändler, Kurt Weill, Tom Lehrer, Arthur Schwartz, Jerome Kern & more.
Mar 10, 2018
Rahway, NJ

RECITAL: “An Evening of Excellence”

Union County Performing Arts Center

1601 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ 07065

Naomi will perform a 30 minute program of Irish art songs with pianist Brent Funderburk in an evening featuring musicians from the Concert Artists Guild. Program includes works by composers Havelock Nelson, J.L. Molloy, Granville Bantock and Tom Lehrer.
Mar 19-23, 2018
Peoria, IL


Peoria Symphony

Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave., Peoria, IL 61602

Naomi joins the Peoria Symphony as their artist in residence for a week in March, including recitals, masterclasses, interviews and outreach performances. Naomi will be joined by pianist Brent Funderburk for two recitals, "A Magical Menagerie" and "Witches, Bitches & Women in Britches", which will be recorded for future television broadcast.
Apr 20, 22, 2018
Omaha, USA

OPERA: Medea

Opera Omaha

1850 Farnam Street Omaha, NE 68102, USA

Naomi returns to Opera Omaha in the role of Neris in Cherubini's MEDEA, a co-production with Wexford Festival Opera, directed by Fiona Shaw.
Apr 28, 2018
Peoria, IL

CONCERT: Martucci “La canzone dei Ricordi” Op. 68b

Peoria Symphony

Peoria Civic Center, 201 SW Jefferson Ave., Peoria, IL 61602

Naomi joins conductor George Stelluto and the Peoria Symphony for Giuseppe Martucci's lush orchestral song cycle "La canzone dei Ricordi", written in 1886 - 1887.
May 18, 2018
Long Island, NY


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

Naomi presents a one-hour recital program of WORDS TO LOVE & LIVE BY with pianist Brent Funderburk, including works by Aaron Copland, Hermann Zilcher, Hugo Wolf and Alfred Bachelet.

With raw power and focus, O’Connell
made the twisted Lady Macbeth loom large
in the intimate setting of the concert hall.

Boston Classical Review, 2013