Concert Will Benefit New Voice and Opera Scholarship Fund

November 28, 2006

More Information:
Eastman Office of Communications, 585-274-1050

A concert featuring Eastman School of Music vocal faculty is set for Sunday, December 3 at 3 p.m. in Kilbourn Hall. The event will be held to benefit a new endowed scholarship that will be awarded in the future to an Eastman voice student.

International Student Scholarship Fund Gala Benefit Concert
Sunday, December 3 at 3 p.m.
Kilbourn Hall
Tickets: $20 ($10 with UofR ID)
585/454-2100 for tickets

The concert will feature Eastman faculty including: Karen Holvik, soprano; Robert Swensen, tenor; Kathyrn Cowdrick, mezzo-soprano; Ted Christopher, baritone; Benton Hess, piano and Russell Miller, piano. Also performing will be bass baritone Derrick Smith, a member of the Eastman Community Music School faculty, and Eastman voice student Ina Woods, the first recipient of the new Renee Fleming Award, given to an outstanding soprano.

They will perform gems of the operatic repertoire, including highlights from Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro, Verdi’s Rigoletto, Sondheim’s Sweeney Todd, Bizet’s Les Pecheurs de Perles, Offenbach’s The Grand Duchesse of Gerolstein, Donizetti’s Don Pasquale, and Lalo’s Le Roi d’Ys.

The cost of tickets is $20 ($10 for UR ID holders). Tickets can be purchased from the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra Box Office, 108 East Avenue (454-2100), and one hour before the concert at the Kilbourn Hall box office. Or, tickets can be purchased on line by visiting For more information about the concert, please call 585/274-1110.

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