Emily Toronto, mezzo-soprano and professor of music at South Dakota State University, will perform her faculty recital Oct. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in the Oscar Larson Performing Arts Center’s Founders Recital Hall on the SDSU campus. The recital will feature David Reynolds, Mary Ermel and Grammy Award-winning tenor Thomas Glenn along with his wife and collaborative pianist, Amy.
Thomas Glenn has performed at major opera companies including San Francisco Opera, the Metropolitan Opera, the Lyric Opera of Chicago, Netherlands Opera and the English National Opera. He has performed with major orchestras including, but not limited to, the China National Symphony and National Arts Centre Orchestra of Canada. Glenn won the Concours International de Chant de Canari, France and a semifinalist in the Monserrat Caballé Competition in Spain.
The recital, titled “The Sweet Power of Song,” features works by George Frederic Handel, Franz Liszt, Antonín Dvořák, Richard Strauss and Claude Debussy. The program will conclude with a performance of Benjamin Britten’s Canticle II “Abraham and Isaac” for tenor, mezzo-soprano and piano.
The recital is open to the public and there is no charge for admission. For more information, contact the SDSU School of Performing Arts at (605) 688-5187.
For more information, contact the SDState School of Performing Arts at (605) 688-5187.