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Sunday, March 27, 2022

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Sun, March 27th - 2:00pm
Ryan McKinny, bass-baritone
Ryan McKinny, bass-baritone

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Description: American bass-baritone Ryan McKinny is “one of the finest singers of his generation” (Opera News) and has become known for his “powerful presence” (The Independent) and a “voice that drips with gold” (Opera News). McKinny has appeared at the Metropolitan Opera, Dutch National Opera, Los Angeles Opera, Washington National Opera, English National Opera, Teatro Colòn in Buenos Aires, Lyric Opera of Chicago and Houston Grand Opera, to name a few. He has performed roles such as the title character in Don Giovanni, Kurwenal and Melot in Tristan und Isolde, Count Almaviva and Figaro in Le nozze di Figaro, Don Basilio in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Escamillo in Carmen, Billy Bigelow in Carousel and the title role in Rigoletto, among many others. On the concert stage, McKinny sang the world premiere of Shostakovich’s uncompleted opera Orango with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, which he reprised with the London Philharmonia. He has also been heard with the San Francisco Symphony, Boston Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Chicago Symphony Orchestra and at the Aspen Music Festival. While a student at The Juilliard School, McKinny made his Carnegie Hall debut in Handel’s Messiah with the Musica Sacra Orchestra. He was the first recipient of the Birgit Nilsson Prize for singing Wagner at the Operalia Competition held at Teatro alla Scala in Milan and the Kirsten Flagstad/George London Award from the George London Foundation. McKinny also represented the U.S. in the 2007 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition, where he was a finalist in the Rosenblatt Recital Song Prize. He was a Grand Finalist in the 2007 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and is featured in the film The Audition, released by Decca on DVD. Visit lied.ku.edu for more information or call 785-864-2787. Submitted by: Betsy Ostrander Lied Center of Kansas

Sun, March 27th - 2:00pm

 
 
Sun, March 27th - 3:00pm
Beethoven Begins
Beethoven Begins

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Description: The Lawrence Community Orchestra is celebrating our 50th Anniversary. Join us for an afternoon of beautiful music by Beethoven, Sibelius, and Mendelssohn. Tickets ($5 - $15) may be purchased at the door or at lawrenceorchestra.org. Masks and social distancing are required. Felix Mendelssohn Overture, The Hebrides Jean Sibelius Two Pieces from Kuolema, Op. 44 Ludwig van Beethoven Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 21 Submitted by: Lois Orth-Lopes Lawrence Community Orchestra

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