André Chiang, Faculty Voice Recital at Laidlaw February 16

Posted on February 12, 2016 by Keith Bohnet
Keith Bohnet

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André Chiang

Join André Chiang and Dr. Jasmin Arakawa for a night of song with "Chapter 1: A New Beginning" at the Laidlaw Performing Arts Center Recital Hall, February 16th, 2016 at 7:30 pm. With his first faculty recital, Mr. Chiang explores love, loss, and spirituality through the songs of Brahms, Vaughan Williams, and more.

Mr. Chiang has sung at opera houses across the country including Portland Opera, Virginia Opera, Opera Theatre of Saint Louis, The Glimmerglass Festival, and Shreveport Opera to name a few. He has garnered praise as a singing actor portraying a variety of roles, notably Il Conte from Le nozze di Figaro, Ford from Falstaff, and Young Galileo from Galileo Galilei. Mr. Chiang graduated with his Bachelor's of Music from the University of South Alabama and Master's of Music from the Manhattan School of Music.

Dr. Arakawa is an Assistant Professor of Music at USA. Described by critics as a “lyrical” pianist with “impeccable technique” (The Record), she has been heard in prestigious venues worldwide including Carnegie Hall, Salle Gaveau (Paris) and Victoria Hall (Geneva). She has appeared as a concerto soloist with the Philips Symphony Orchestra in Amsterdam, and with the Piracicaba Symphony Orchestra in Brazil. Dr. Arakawa graduated with her Bachelor's of Music from Tokyo University of the Arts and her Master's of Music and Doctorate of Music from Indiana University.

Tickets for this Department of Music event will be sold at the door only.  Admission is $8 general and $5 for USA faculty & staff, USA students, youths under 18 and all senior citizens (cash or check only).  Persons needing more information about this event or in need of special accommodation may call (251) 460-7116 or (251) 460-6136.

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