Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music presents "A Celebration of American Music" with guests Sharon Mabry and Patsy Wade, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 13 in the Student Union ballroom. The concert is free and open to the public.
Mabry, a mezzo-soprano, was a featured recitalist in NPR's Art of Song series. Her sensitive interpretation of traditional and contemporary music has placed her in demand as a singer and as a master teacher of vocal techniques in the U.S. and Europe. She is professor of Music at Austin Peay State University in Tennessee.
As a pianist, Wade is particularly known for her collaboration in interpreting 20th century music. She has premiered numerous works in the U.S. and Great Britain. She has held faculty positions at Austin Peay State, Vanderbilt University, and Belmont University.
Mabry and Wade will perform songs by Barber, Bolcom, Ives, Rochberg, Vehar and Vercoe. For more information, contact Associate Professor of Music, Head of Vocal Studies Jeanie Darnell at (239) 590-7548.