Baritone Michael Todd Simpson to perform Sept. 9 voice recital

Visiting Artist Recital: Michael Todd Simpson, baritone
Date and time: Friday, Sept. 9, 2011 at 7:30 p.m.
Rieth Recital Hall, Goshen College Music Center
Cost: $7 adults, $5 seniors/students, available at the door one hour before the recital. GC faculty, staff and students are free with valid ID.

GOSHEN, Ind. – Noted baritone and Metropolitan Opera singer Michael Todd Simpson will perform a voice recital on Friday, Sept. 9 at 7:30 p.m. in Goshen College Music Center’s Rieth Recital Hall. Simpson will be accompanied by Christine Larson Seitz, piano.

Simpson will perform songs by Ravel, Ebert, Ives, Niles and Hobby, as well as a series of operatic arias and show-tunes.

A native of Gastonia, N.C., Michael Todd Simpson holds a bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from Erskine College in Due West, S.C., and earned a master’s of music degree at the College Conservatory of Music of the University of Cincinnati. He also is a graduate of the Seattle Opera Young Artists Program and the Glimmerglass Opera Young American Artists Program. His many awards include regional winner of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, the Spanish Prize in the 2007 José Iturbi International Music Competition, first prize in the first annual Marguerite Common Voice Competition, the Sara Tucker Study Grant awarded by the Richard Tucker Foundation and the Richard F. Gold Career Grant, and first place winner of the 1996 and 1999 South Carolina National Association of Teachers of Singing vocal competition.

Tickets are $7 adults, $5 seniors/students, available at the door one hour before the concert. GC faculty, staff and students are free with valid ID.

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