(April 1, 2014)

Twyla Robinson to present faculty recital

SHREVEPORT, LA — The Hurley School of Music at Centenary College will present soprano Twyla Robinson '93 in a faculty recital Thursday, April 3, at 7:30 p.m. The performance will feature a celebration of American song, including composers Charles Ives, Samuel Barber, Stephen Foster, and a wide collection of parlor songs in collaboration with pianist Jerome Tan. The recital is in Anderson Auditorium in the Hurley Music Building, and is free and open to the public.

Twyla Robinson

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.