(March 25, 2014)

Artist-in-residence Twyla Robinson to present recital in Anderson Auditorium

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Hurley School of Music at Centenary, in conjunction with the Attaway Fellows Program, will present Artist-in-Residence Twyla Robinson in a faculty discussion and recital. The recital will be a celebration of American song, including composers Charles Ives, Samuel Barber, Stephen Foster, and multiple parlor songs.

Twyla Robinson
Twyla Robinson

What: Attaway Fellows Program Recital
When: Sunday, March 30, 3:00 p.m.
Where: Anderson Auditorium

Robinson will discuss the lives of three women who had an impact on classical music: Alma Mahler, Lili Boulanger, and Carrie Jacobs-Bond. During the recital, Robinson will perform with pianist Jerome Tan.

Robinson graduated from Centenary College and attended graduate school at Indiana University before becoming an Adler Fellow with San Francisco Opera. She won the Grand Prize of the Metropolitan Opera Auditions in 2002. Under management with Columbia Artists, Robinson has sung opera, oratorio, recitals, and symphonic solo concerts all over the world. Recent performances include the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Philadelphia Orchestra, and the Bavarian Radio Orchestra. In 2010, she was in a performance of Mahler's "Symphony No. 8" on the opening night of the BBC Proms, broadcast worldwide on BBC television. She has served as a recitalist for the Marilyn Horne Foundation.

Pianist Jerome Tan came to the United States on a music scholarship to the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University, where he earned his bachelor's and master's degrees. Tan won the Marilyn Horne Foundation Award as a collaborative pianist. He has been onstage for vocal recitals at Carnegie Hall, France's Académie musicale de Villecroze, and the Steans Music Institute of the Ravinia Festival.

The Attaway Proffesorships in Civic Culture, Attaway Fellows, and Attaway Scholars designations are awarded to intellectuals who have made notable contributions to the public discussion.

The concert and discussion is free and open to the public.