Mezzo-soprano Julie Simson offers a master class October 24 at 12:20 in Hulsey Recital Hall. While the singers will be chosen from UAB music students currently studying voice, all UAB students and faculty are welcome.
Julie Simson has sung with opera companies throughout the United States including Houston Opera, Dallas Opera, Santa Fe Opera, Opera Memphis, and Opera Colorado performing such roles as Hansel in Hansel and Gretel, the Composer in Ariadne auf Naxos, and Suzuki in Madama Butterfly. She has also performed as soloist in major oratorio works with the Denver, Colorado Springs, Cedar Rapids, Omaha and Milwaukee Symphonies and in Boulder at the MahlerFest and Bach Festival.
Miss Simson was the recipient of a grant to study and perform in Europe where she subsequently won the prestigious Mozart Prize at the International Belvedere Competition in Vienna. After winning First Prize at the East & West Artists International Competition, she made her New York recital debut in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. Miss Simson was featured in two concerts at the International George Crumb Festival in Prague Czech Republic, and in recital and masterclasses at the Hochschule für Musik Hans Eisler in Berlin Germany.
UAB's Yakov Kasman To Open Van Cliburn Memorial Concert, Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014 5:00 PM CST - Watch Live Online
UAB Professor of Piano and Artist in Residence Yakov Kasman will open this special tribute concert held in honor of the late Van Cliburn. The concert features eight former Cliburn award winners and will be streamed live online from the Sundance Square Plaza in Forth Worth, Texas. Kasman, the Van Cliburn 1997 Silver Medal Winner, will open the concert with Racmaninov's Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, op. 36 (1913). The concert takes place Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 5:00 PM CST.
Kasman’s debut in America in 1997 as Silver Medallist in the Tenth Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in Fort Worth was the culmination of several competition triumphs and tours in Europe and the Middle East, including prizes at the 1991 Valentino Bucchi Competition in Rome, the 1991 London World Piano Competition, the 1992 Artur Rubinstein International Competition in Tel Aviv, and the 1995 International Prokofiev Competition at St. Petersburg.
AVID Profiles Henry Panion's Alabama Symphony Orchestra Commission to Commemorate the Bombing of the 16th Street Baptist ChurchAVID profiles the City of Birmingham in its 50th-Year Anniversary of the Civil Rights Movement, highlighting Dr. Henry Panion, III's commission by the Alabama Symphony Orchestra to commemorate the 1963 bombing of the 16th Street Baptist Church and the tragic loss of the four little girls. Here We Are is a reflection of the past, a tribute to how Birmingham has been able to overcome, and a statement of hope for the future....50 Years Forward.
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