Posted by Sean Flynt on 2011-09-29Samford's School of the Arts will host tenor alumnus Gran Wilson for a concert and reception honoring retired music professor Russell Hedger Oct. 14 at 7:30 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall. Hedger also will lead a master class Oct. 13 at 1 p.m. in Brock Recital Hall. Both events are free-of-charge and open to the public.
Wilson, a native of Bessemer, has distinguished himself as an interpreter of the bel canto repertoire with a performing career spanning three decades and four continents. He has sung with companies such as the New York City Opera, Boston Symphony, San Francisco Opera, Houston Grand Opera, Australian Opera, Oper Frankfort, Netherlands Opera, Vlaamse Oper, Teatro di San Carlo Lisboa, Opera de Nice, St. Paul Symphony, Edinburgh Festival, Spoletto Festival, and Mostly Mozart Festival.
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