Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Memorial Service, March 30th, 2pm, Riverside Church, for Andrew Frierson [New York, NY]

SATURDAY, March 30th
at 2pm (doors open at
The Theatre at Riverside
490 Riverside Drive
(enter through the
Claremont Avenue side)

Sandra Seaton writes:

Dear Bill,

I am writing to let you know about a memorial service to be held this Saturday for the distinguished and revered bass baritone Andrew Frierson. The Frierson family thanks the AfriClassical community in advance for sharing this information and welcomes all to attend this very special celebration in  honor of a pioneering Black opera singer.

The memorial service will be held Saturday, March 30th at 2 pm (doors open at 1:30 pm) at The Theatre at Riverside Church, 490 Riverside Drive, New York, NY 10027  (enter through the Claremont Avenue side).

In a quote from the NYTimes, Mr. Frierson's important contribution to African American classical music is highlighted:
"In the early 1980s, Mr. Frierson and a colleague, James Kennon-Wilson, founded Independent Black Opera Singers, to encourage the careers of black male performers through education and competitions and by calling attention to the scarcity of blacks cast in major roles. "

Here's a link to the complete Andrew Frierson obituary published in The New York Times:

Best wishes and many thanks,

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