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P.O. Box 300996 / Houston, Texas 77230-0996

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Release Date: November 3, 2009
Contact: Mary Guillory, 713-335-3800 or 713-591-6439

Arias, Art Songs and Spirituals to be featured in Ebony Opera’s Concert

What did Marian Anderson, Paul Robeson, Roland Hayes, Leontyne Price and the other barrier-breaking African American artists really sing? To find out, attend Houston Ebony Opera’s OPERA GEMS concert on Sunday, November 8 at 4p.m. in Zilkha Hall of the Hobby Center.

The stunningly varied program will feature operatic excerpts along with Spirituals and other great American music. This concert is a special salute to the NAACP as it celebrates its 100th anniversary.

According to concert director Jason Oby, “Through singing accompanied by narration and visual imagery, Houston Ebony Opera will seek to both entertain and re-tell the story of African America over the past 100 years. The concert presentation will be centered around a series of critical episodes in Black America’s artistic, social and political history.”

Concert Performers

The roster of performers for the OPERA GEMS Concert includes the following
Soloists (five singers):

  • Imani Anderson, soprano
  • Nicole Heaston, soprano
  • Joan Bolden-Hubert, mezzo soprano
  • Jason Oby, tenor
  • Leon Turner, bass
Ebony Opera Chorus conducted by Calvin Fuller
Pianists: Jayne Perkyns and Vicki Seldon

Summary of Houston Ebony Opera’s  OPERA GEMS Concert details:

Who: Houston Ebony Opera’s soloists and chorus
When/Where: Sunday, November 8, 2009 at 4 p.m. at the Hobby Center-Zilkha Hall,
800 Bagby Street in Downtown Houston’s Theater District

How:  Tickets are available through the Hobby Center Box Office at 713-315-2400 or online at www.thehobbycenter.org. For additional information, please call 713-335-3800 or visit www.houstonebonyopera.org

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