Virtuoso Rossini Arias
Kaunas City Symphony Orchestra
Constantine Orbelian, Conductor
Delos 3455 (2014)
Sergio A. Mims forwards this announcement from Barbara Wright-Pryor, President, Chicago Music Association:
Dear CMA and NANM Members and Friends:
Sunday, September 13, 2015 at 4:00 pm, a concert welcoming internationally-renowned tenor Lawrence Brownlee to Chicago will be held at the University Church, 5655 S. University Ave. in Hyde Park where CMA's Music Director Charles Hayes is Organist/Director of Music.
Admission is free. Those of you on Facebook have already received invitations in that regard and a Callingpost announcement is forthcoming to ensure that ALL members are invited.
Two performers from the School of Music and Theatre of Indiana University-South Bend will perform musical tributes on the concert which is sponsored by Dr. Marvin Lynn, Dean of the School of Education, and Dr. Marvin V. Curtis, Dean of the School of Music and Theatre at IU-South Bend.
CMA members paying musical tributes to Mr. Brownlee are:
Arthur D. Griffin, Jr. - organ prelude and postlude;
J'nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
Kyle Dickson, violin;
Megan Stokes, piano;
R. Nathaniel Dett Club members performing are:
Yvonne Wynne Huntley, piano;
Gwendolyn Brown, contralto;
Errin Duane Brooks, tenor;
Yvonne Dolby Lindsey, accompanist
Please attend to meet and greet Larry Brownlee who is singing the role of Prince Ramiro in Rossini's Cenerentola (Cinderella) at Lyric Opera of Chicago this season. The Dett Club and CMA will distribute information about their branches to the audience to encourage support for each organization.
Members of the Planning Committee for the Tribute to Mr. Brownlee, in addition to Drs. Lynn and Curtis, are Paul-Martin Bender, Charles Thomas Hayes and Barbara Wright-Pryor.
Chicago Music Association,
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