Friday, January 20, 2012

Soprano Kimberly Haynes, William Bolcom & Sandra Seaton in 'From the Diary of Sally Hemings' Jan. 27, U. of Mich. Museum of Art

[Kimberley Haynes]
Two Upcoming Events for the
School of Music Theater and Dance at
the University of Michigan
Museum of Art Concert Series

Friday, January 27, 8pm

William Bolcom: Portraits

University Of Michigan Museum Of Art Auditorium 8pm
UMMA presents celebrated song cycles by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer and UM Professor Emeritus William Bolcom, in which he captures the unique character of his subjects in exquisite depth and detail. From the Diary of Sally Hemings, with text by Sandra Seaton, imagines the recollections of Thomas Jefferson’s long-time partner. Kimberly Haynes soprano and UM Professor Timothy Cheek, piano.
Briefly It Enters, traces Jane Kenyon, through her poetry, in the last months of her life. Soprano Jennifer Goltz and William Bolcom, piano.
Joan Morris and William Bolcom perform his new set of cabaret miniatures, Minicabs.
Friday, January 27, 5pm
University Of Michigan Museum Of Art Auditorium
Please join us for a talk on From the Diary of Sally Hemings with composer William Bolcom, librettist Sandra Seaton, and UM Women's Studies professor Naomi Andre at 5pm in the Helmut Stern Auditorium. Topics are likely to range from artistic collaboration and the relationship of music and text to Women's and African-American Studies' perspectives on Sally Hemings as a historical figure.
Made possible by the Women of Color in the Academy Project at the Center for the Education of Women.

All School of Music Theater and Dance at the University of Michigan Museum of Art Concert Series events are free and open to the public.

Museum of Art (UMMA)
525 S. State
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1354
734 764-0395

Kimberley Haynes
A graduate of Duke University, Kimberly received her Master’s and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the University of Michigan, under the instruction of Professors Leslie Guinn and Shirley Verrett. Former winner of the Montreal International Czech and Slovak Music Competition, she has presented recitals in Prague, Brno, Bratislava, and Trnava, and has performed with the Slovak State Philharmonic in Kosice, Slovakia. Kimberly’s other performance credits include appearances with: the Toledo Symphony of Ohio; the Memphis Symphony Orchestra; the Birmingham-Bloomfield Symphony of Michigan; the Livonia Symphony of Michigan; Bayview Music Festival, where she sang the role of Mimi in Puccini’s La Boheme; and Opera Grand Rapids, where she realized the role of Serena in Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess. A former adjunct and full-time professor at Spring Arbor University and Bethune-Cookman University, Kimberly now serves as Assistant Professor of Music and Assistant Vice President for Academic Support Services at Benedict College in Columbia, SC.

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