Sunday, July 24, 2011

Cedric Berry in 'George Gershwin: From Broadway to Catfish Row' July 26 Annenberg Community Beach House

[Cedric Berry]

“George Gershwin: From Broadway to Catfish Row
Experience treasures from the Gershwin songbook, including selections from Porgy and Bess, with pianists and commentators Victoria Kirsch and Alan Chapman and vocalists Karen Benjamin, Shana Blake Hill, Cedric Berry and H. Waring Sharpe.

6.30 PM – 8.00 PM
Annenberg Community Beach House
415 Pacific Coast Hwy., Santa Monica, CA
“This concert is at capacity and our waitlist is now full. First choice of seats in the adjacent spillover room will go to those on the waitlist, then if there is room, to walk up guests. Depending on weather we may open the screen doors in the concert hall, in which case the concert can be experienced from outside.

Cedric Berry (bass baritone) received his music diploma from Interlochen Arts Academy and both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the University of Southern California. He has performed a variety of operatic roles including the title role in Puccini's Gianni Schicchi, Mephistopheles in Gounod’s Faust, Falstaff in Nicoli's Merry Wives, Lepporello in Mozart’s Don Giovanni, Sarastro in Mozart's Die Zauberflote, Collatinus in Britten's The Rape of Lucretia and Schaunard in Puccini’s La Boheme. Berry made his first European stage appearances in Spain, as Jake, in a concert version of Gershwin's Porgy & Bess. He appeared with LA Opera at the Savonlinna Opera Festival in Savonlinna, Finland and sang a concert in tribute to Paul Robeson for the Banlieurs Bleues festival in Paris, France. He has been the recipient of several awards including first place in the Metropolitan Opera Western Region Competition.”

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