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Black pioneers in music performance Sept. 18

September 13, 2013

This keynote performance of Colorado State's Diversity Symposium features opera greats Leona Mitchell, soprano; George Shirley, tenor; Louise Toppin, soprano; Lori Hicks, soprano; Lori Brown Mirabal, mezzo-soprano; and Darnell Ishmel, baritone, in performances that pay tribute to black pioneers in music performance.

Todd Duncan was the first African-American to perform with a major opera company, the New York City Opera. Duncan taught Voice at Harvard University for over fifty years. Image from vintageblackglamour.tumblr.com.Wednesday, September 18
8-9:30 p.m.
Griffin Concert Hall
University Center for the Arts
1400 Remington Street

Diversity symposium performance

The theme of the 2013 Diversity Symposium is: "Experiencing and understanding diversity through culture and the arts." 

This special concert, a keynote performance of the symposium, honors those who broke the color barriers in music and composition. The concert pays tribute to singers such as Todd Duncan, Marian Anderson, Mattiwilda Dobbs, Leontyne Price, Grace Bumbry, and Shirley Verrett.

Metropolitan greats to perform

The concert will feature performances by Metropolitan greats:

  • Leona Mitchell, soprano;
  • George Shirley, tenor;
  • Louise Toppin, soprano;
  • Lori Hicks, soprano;
  • Lori Brown Mirabal, mezzo-soprano; and
  • Darnell Ishmel, baritone.

There will be a dessert reception immediately following performance.

Admission

Attendance at this concert is free to the CSU community (students, faculty, and staff). The cost to the public is $20 per ticket.

Sponsors

Sponsored in part by the Monfort Professor in Residence Program and Bohemian Foundation.  


Contact: Carrie Care
E-mail: carrie.care@colostate.edu
Phone: (970) 491-5891