COLUMBUS, Miss. – A guest artist recital, featuring Susan Williams, soprano, and Kevin Chance, piano, is set for Friday, Jan. 23 at 7:30 p.m. in Poindexter Hall, Connie Sills Kossen Auditorium.

Williams has performed nationally and internationally in a wide range of leading opera roles and as a vocal soloist. Most recently, she traveled to Kolkata, India, where she performed concerts at St. Paul’s Cathedral, the Oberoi Grand Hotel, the American Consulate and gave lecture performances and master classes for various schools. In December of 2014, she performed the role of Sophie in excerpts from “Der Rosenkavalier” with the Duke Symphony Orchestra.

Chance has performed throughout the United States and abroad as both soloist and collaborator, including concerto appearances with the Magic City Orchestra of Alabama and the Brevard Music Center.  He is a member of the Semplice Duo with flutist Cristina Ballatori. They have twice performed in recital on the “Live from Hochstein” series, which was broadcast live on WXXI radio in Rochester, N.Y.

One hour before the guest artist recital, there will a pre-concert talk, sponsored by The W’s Life Enrichment Program, that will provide insight into the works on the program. Elizabeth Jones, visiting instructor of voice at The W, will lead the talk about William’s performance of a group of Hugo Wolf’s songs from Italienisches Liederbuch (Italian songbook).

The performance and pre-concert talk are free and open to the public.



Jan. 20, 2015
Contact: Anika Mitchell Perkins
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