What a continually busy and exciting season this Spring has been! Today marks a week since my Senior Recital, which was an overwhelmingly successful event. I was quite proud to present works featuring so many collaborative musicians, including a 14 piece orchestral ensemble for an excerpt from Haydn’s Creation and the premiere of a song set with cello and guitar by my friend and colleague David Brighton. A sincere thanks to all who attended, and for anyone who missed out a link can be found below to the Georgia State online archive so that you may watch it!
Although that venture has ended, things are continuing to bustle as my final semester at Georgia State comes to an end. This past Sunday I performed as the soloist in ‘Easter,’ the first of Ralph Vaughan WiIliams Five Mystical Songs, in the Easter service at the First Baptist Church of Decatur. Currently I am in the midst of tech week for Georgia State Opera Theater’s production of Puccini’s La Bohème, in which I will be performing as the character Schaunard. The event will occur at the Rialto theater in downtown Atlanta this coming weekend, April 10th- 12th. I will be performing as a principal in two of the three performances, Friday the 10th at 8pm and Sunday the 12th at 3pm. Tickets can be purchased at the door, and students receive 5 dollar tickets! The show features a full orchestral ensemble under the baton of Maestro Michael Palmer, and is sure to be one of the most exciting operatic events in the Atlanta area this year!
After the opera I will be performing several events in the Atlanta area. I will be participating in an encore performance of David Brighton’s song set on Wednesday, April 15th in the Georgia State Guitar Ensemble performance. It will occur at 8pm in Florence Kopleff Recital Hall downtown, and is completely free and open to the public. I will also be performing as a background vocalist in the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra’s ‘Classic Soul’ concert on Friday April 17th and Saturday April 18th, both at 8pm. This event will be a very different type of performance than the typical operatic repetoire I have frequented as of late, and features an incredible list of songs from great artists such as Al Green, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, and more. This will surely be an event that will keep your toes tapping and leave you humming a familiar tune, so be sure to check out tickets at the link provided below!
Atlanta Symphony ‘Classic Soul’:
I have a few auditions for companies in the Atlanta area coming up in the near future, as well as exciting announcements for what the summer will hold. Be sure to stay tuned in for those updates coming soon!