Friday, February 11, 2011

'Git On Board' To Be Sung by Marietta Simpson, Indiana U. Professor of Voice, at Auer Hall, 7 PM Sun., Feb. 20

[Marietta Simpson]

Indiana University's yearly concert, “Extensions of the Tradition,” to be held at 7 PM in Auer Hall on February 20, 2011, will include a performance by Marietta Simpson, a Professor of Voice in the I.U. Jacobs School of Music, of the well-known song Git On Board.

Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
“Mezzo-soprano Marietta Simpson, a native of Philadelphia, began her operatic training at Tri-Cities Opera in Binghamton, New York. She was a member of the Houston Opera Studio for several seasons and has sung roles with Mobile and Minnesota Opeas, Opera Delaware, Opera North, August and Columbus Operas, the New York City Opera, Royal Opera House, and Covent Garden.
“Ms. Simpson has performed with many of the world's great conductors, including the late Robert Shaw, Kurt Masur, Lorin Maazel, Simon Rattle, Helmuth Rilling, Charles Dutoit, Wolfgang Sawallisch, Neeme Jarvi and Neville Marriner. As a recitalist, Ms. Simpson has performed in the United States and Europe.

“Ms. Simpson has made many recordings and television appearances, including the Covent Garden production of Porgy and Bess. Her numerous awards include finalist in the Metropolitan Opera Regional Auditions, a Certificate of Honor as a distinguished alumna from Temple University and the second annual Chisholm Award from the National Political Congress of Black Women in Philadelphia.

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