Friday March 27, 2015, 8pm
The Music Center
Winner of a record six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and many more awards in multiple categories, actress and singer Audra McDonald has thrilled Broadway audiences in The Gershwins’ Porgy and Bess and Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, and drawn millions of film and TV fans (Private Practice; The Sound of Music). For theater, cabaret, and concert buffs, it is McDonald’s rich, versatile soprano that draws them back again and again: “Absolutely thrilling. That describes Audra McDonald’s soprano, which seemed to unfurl in ever-richer textures as she imbued songs with a sense of bursting possibility...One of Ms. McDonald’s greatest gifts is to find the story inside the song and deliver it with immediacy and clarity, in a voice that finds a flexible, intuitive balance between storytelling and singing — a defining voice of our time” (The New York Times).
Don't miss an American Songbook & Broadway Master Class on March 22 at 7pm. Click here to learn more.
Free Pre-Concert Lecture
Speaker: Kevin Kuchar, Act Two @ Levine, Music Theater Department Chair
6:30PM Friday, March 27
Education Center Room 402
This fun and fascinating pre-concert lecture will explore Audra McDonald’s style, technique, career and repertoire, and will include live musical examples from a pianist and vocalist. Seating is limited and on a first-come, first-served basis. Free with Concert Ticket.
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