Baltimore Symphony: ‘Porgy and Bess’, ft. Leah Hawkins (YSM ’15)

Posted by on Nov 07, 2016 in Blog,News

Join the Yale Alumni Association of Maryland (YAAM) in seeing two Yale alums perform with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra!

On Friday, April 8, 2016, YAAM members and guests are invited to meet conductor Marin Alsop (YC ’72-’75) and mezzo-soprano Leah Hawkins (’15MM) before they perform the classic Gershwin opera Porgy and Bess with the BSO and Morgan State University Choir in a concert presentation directed by Center Stage Artistic Director Kwame Kwei-Armah. [BSO program]

Maestra Alsop won a MacArthur “genius grant” Fellowship in 2005. A protégé of Leonard Bernstein, she became the first woman to lead a major American orchestra when she joined the BSO as its Music Director in 2007. [BSO bio]

Leah Hawkins recently appeared as the title character in Alexandra at the Washington National Opera, where she is a member of the Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Music from Morgan State University and her Master of Music from the Yale School of Music. [WNO bio]

  • 6:30pm: Yale Alumni Association of Maryland (YAAM) Pre-Concert Reception
    • Special Guests:
      • Marin Alsop ’72-’75, conductor (BSO Music Director)
      • Leah Hawkins ’15MM, mezzo-soprano (2015-2016 Washington National Opera Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist)
    • Backstage Tour of Meyerhoff Symphony Hall
  • 8pm: BSO Performance
    • Porgy and Bess (opera by George Gershwin and DuBose Heyward & Ira Gershwin)

Please call the BSO at 410-783-8170 to purchase your tickets ([$32]/person includes complimentary YAAM reception).

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