Sole Durato

trio with tenor, piano, and guitar

7 Played at 7 groupmuses!

Sole Durato

trio with tenor, piano, and guitar


The trio Consists of New England Conservatory Graduates and students: tenor, Austin Burns, pianist, Stephanie Mao, and guitarist Jonas Kublickas. The name Sole Durato means "Setting Sun" in Italian, the name brings to mind Neapolitan Songs, in which the group specializes and is an allusion to one of the most famous Neapolitan songs, "O Sole Mio" by Eduardo di Capua.

Austin recently earned his Master's degree in Vocal Performance from New England Conservatory where he studied under Tenor, Bradley Williams. He earned his undergraduate degree in Composition from LaGrange College. He is currently teaching at EKS Music school in Quincy, Piano Playtime in the Greater Boston area, and Bach to Rock in Wellesley. In addition to his teaching jobs Austin also serves as the tenor section leader at the First Unitarian Universalist Church in Lexington and is a frequent performer with Opera On Tap, an organization which seeks to bring classical music to public spaces such as bars and restaurants. His latest operatic roles include Chevalier in Dialogue of the Carmelites and Tamino in The Magic Flute. Austin is also well versed in popular music and during his first year out of graduate school he regularly performed popular music at various restaurants, playing guitar and singing in a variety of styles.

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Stephanie Mao was born in San Francisco, California and is a recent graduate of New England Conservatory with a Masters degree in Collaborative Piano. During her time there, she studied under the tutelage of Cameron Stowe and Jonathan Feldman and had the privilege of performing in several Liederabend concerts and Sonata nights as well as with the orchestra in several opera productions including Mozart’s “The Magic Flute” and Menotti’s “The Consul”. Prior to NEC, she received her Bachelor’s degree in Piano Performance at Carnegie Mellon University and studied under Professor Hanna Li. There, she was the pianist for the Carnegie Mellon Philharmonic and the Carnegie Mellon Wind Ensemble and performed with them at Carnegie Hall as well as the Kennedy Center. She also worked extensively with the students at the School of Drama and assisted in the production of several musicals with performers who are currently in Broadway productions of “The Book of Mormon”, “Newsies”, “Motown the Musical”, and “Jersey Boys”. She has played for several master classes for accomplished musicians such as Midori, Andrew Garland, Jane Eaglen, Thomas Hampson, Georg Lehner, Kyoko Hashimoto, Byron Janis, Robert Page, and Christopher O’Riley.

Stephanie has been recognized by Boston Musical Intelligencer for her “virtuosic musicianship” and has been invited to perform with several Boston music groups including Opera Hub, Boston Art Song Society, Cambridge Philharmonic, Unitas Ensemble, Boston University Choral Society. She is also a member of the Kalliope trio as well as an avid Groupmuse performer. This season, she will be working with the Boston Opera Collaborative on an evening of short operas in March, Boston Youth Symphony Orchestra on a production of “La Cenerentola” in April, as well as with Opera Hub on a production of “El Gato Con Botas” in June. She is currently a staff member at the Boston Ballet School, the NEC Preparatory School, and the Longy School of Music.

Jonas Kublickas (b. 1993) is currently pursuing a Master’s in Music at the New England Conservatory of Music (Boston, USA). In June 2014, Kublickas graduated from the ‘Mozarteum’ University in Salzburg, Austria, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts degree in classical guitar and lute performance with guitar virtuoso and pedagogue Eliot Fisk.

Kublickas has participated in many national and international competitions of classical guitar winning various prizes. He won first prizes in Baltic States Classical Guitar and Guitar Renaissance International competitions.

In 2014, Kublickas started a project called ‘Confero de Música‘ which connects the charm and charisma of Spanish melodies and gracefulness of Baroque music. He‘s been performing on flamenco, classical guitar and lute with ‘Occo Duo’ while touring in Spain in the summer of 2014.

Kublickas actively performs (solo, chamber, with orchestra) and participates in festivals, events in Lithuania and neighbouring countries. He is sponsored by the M.Rostropovich’s charity and support foundation in 2010-2012. In 2012, he won a scholarship from “Live Music Now – Yehudi Menuhin” foundation. Kublickas has participated in the master classes of many renown artists such as Aleksandr Frauchi, Oscar Ghiglia, Jorge Morel and Ana Vidovic.

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I. 20th Century

Mala Femmena Toto
Luna Rosa Antonio Vian

II. Ernesto de Curtis

Non ti Scordar di me
Tu ca nun Chiagne

III. Traditional (composer unknown)

Santa Lucia
Vieni sul Mar

IV. Songs By Opera Composers

Fenesta Che Lucieve Bellini
Mattinata Leoncavallo
La Danza Rossini

V. Finale (Eduardo di Capua)

Maria, Mari!!
O Sole Mio

WHAT A WEILL EVENING (the music of Kurt Weill)

I. French and German art songs

Complainte de la Seine
Je ne t’aime pas

Zu potsdam unter den eichen
Berlin im licht
Die muschell fon Margate

II. German and American Theatre Pieces

The Ballad of Immoral Earnings
und was bekam des soldaten weib
Alabama Song

September Song
Lonely House
Schickel Gruber

THE THREE STAGES OF LOVE (infatuation, lust, and betrayal)

I. Infatuation

Shenandoah (traditional American)
Now Sleeps the Crimson Petal (Roger Quilter, english)
Flow Gently Sweet Afton (traditional Scottish)
The Last Rose of Summer (traditional Irish)

II. Lust

Nimmersatte Liebe (Wolf)
Zuhalterballade (Weill)
Extase (Duparc)


Non ti scordar di me (Neapolitan, Curtis)
Tu ça nun chiagne (Neapolitan, Curtis)

IV. A bit of Fun for the Road

O Sole Mio (Neapolitan, Capua)
A Fake Serenade (original in Neapolitan style)


I. The Rose Simile

Roses of Picardy
The Rose of Tralee
My Wild Irish Rose
The Last Rose of Summer

II. Remembrance

The Kerry Dance
Believe Me if All Those Endearing Young Charms
When You and I Were Young Maggie


Ireland, Mother Ireland
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
O Danny Boy


I. Memories (A Theatrical introduction by Charles Ives)
Very Pleasant
Rather Sad

II.Recitative comparison (Musical theatre vs. Opera)
Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered- My Pal Joey
Dalla sua Pace- Don Giovanni

III. Recitative Comparison (Musical theatre vs. Oratorio)
September Song- Knickerbocker Holliday
Every Valley- Messiah

IV. Opera vs. Oratorio
Then Shall the Righteous Shine Forth- Elijah
Where'er You Walk- Semele

V. Jazz influenced musical theatre vs. Jazz Influenced Opera
Night and Day- The Gay Divorce
Lonely House- Street Scene

VI. Neapolitan vs. Opera
O Sole Mio
Questa o Quella- Rigoletto


I. American
September Song

II. Russian
Ave Maria
Ochi Chernye

III. Spanish
Bésame Mucho
Cielito Lindo

IV. French
La Vie en Rose

V. Irish
Ireland, Mother Ireland
When You and I Were Young Maggie

VI. Italian
El Grillo
‘O Sole Mio

(An Evening of American Music)

I.Songs in Wartime

Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier (Revolutionary)
Kathleen Mavourneen (Civil)

II.Folk and Appalachian tunes

Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair
Simple Gifts


Deep River
Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho

IV.Melodies That Traveled the World

Elvis melodies

-Aura Lee (Love me Tender)
-Plaisir d’amour (I Can’t Help Falling in Love)
Crossing the Pond

-Scarborough Fair (England to America)
-House of the Rising Sun (America to England)

V.Songs by serious Composers

Sure on this Shining Night (Samuel Barber)
Jeanie With the Light Brown Hair (Stephen Foster)
Sunbursts (Doug Bassett)

VI.Songs by NON serious Composers

In the Alley (Charles Ives, take off on Sally in Our Alley)
Deep S*** (Austin Burns)

(A Celebration of the Poetry of Robert Burns)

I. Andante

Flow Gently Sweet Afton
Ae Fond Kiss
Ca’ the Yowes to the Knowes

II. Allegro

A Man’s a Man for ‘A That
There Was a Lad Was Born in Kyle
Charlie He’s My Darlin’


Loch Lomond
My Love is Like a Red Red Rose

IV. Vivaci

Toe the Weavers Gin Ye Go
The Silver Tassie

V. Andante

Green Grow the Rashes, O
Auld Lang Syne
Holiday Concert

I. Ave Maria’s
II. Hanukkah Songs
Oh Hanukkah
III. Robert Burns/ New Years
Green Grow the Rashes, oh
Auld Lang Syne

IV. Secular Christmas Songs
The Christmas Song
Let It Snow
I’ll Be Home For Christmas

V. Christmas Hymns (Sing along)
O Come All Ye Faithful
Angels We Have Heard on High
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear



Past groupmuses (7)

  • An Evening in Naples II

    Friday, Nov 2, 2018 5:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Central Sq, near RedLine T
    • Composers: Capua, Puccini, Verdi,
    • Instruments: tenor, piano, viola
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Summer Songs from the Sunny Streets of Naples

    Sunday, Aug 19, 2018 2:30 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Back Bay East, Boston
    • Composers: Capua, Bellini, Verdi,
    • Instruments: voice, guitar, piano
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 5 years ago

  • Songs from the Gilded Age

    Friday, Feb 2, 2018 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Central Sq, near RedLine T
    • Composers: The Gilded Age
    • Instruments: Lute, Guitar, Theorbo, Archlute, Piano, Voice (Tenor)
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 6 years ago

  • St. Patrick's Day Groupmuse featuring all Irish music

    Friday, Mar 17, 2017 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Back Bay East, Boston
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened about 7 years ago

  • An Evening at the Theatre

    Saturday, Nov 19, 2016 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Brookline
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 7 years ago

  • And Base Hits Fill the Air

    Friday, Nov 11, 2016 7:00 PM EST

    • Neighborhood: Central Sq, near RedLine T
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 7 years ago

  • What a Weill Evening

    Thursday, Oct 27, 2016 7:00 PM EDT

    • Neighborhood: Waban
    • Price: $5 to reserve, $20+ at event

    Happened over 7 years ago