Live at First

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Electrifying World Class Artists
A Classical Concert Series

Live@First is great classical music. It’s gutsy artists. Unrestrained expression. Thrilling interpretations of the classics and enthralling new creations. It’s artists straight from the great performance halls of the world and artists that are about to take the world by storm. There’s no frills and no dress code…just great music and powerful performances.

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This Little Light of Mine: The Stories of Marian Anderson and Leontyne Price
Saturday, February 6 @ 7:30 pm
Tickets – $25
Student Tickets free of charge for all of the Live@First concerts.

danrich headshot webWritten by soprano Adrienne Danrich under a commission from the Cincinnati Opera, This Little Light of Mine is an inventive one-woman musical tribute honoring the ground breaking careers of two African-American opera legends who overcame many racial barriers, from the Jim Crow era through the Civil Rights Movement, to become international opera stars. Best described as a ‘live documentary,’ Ms. Danrich narrates the remarkable story with moving dialogue and songs and arias that bring the accomplishments of these two great women to audiences that will never hear them ‘live’.

Detroit Chamber Winds
Sunday, March 6 @ 3 pm
Tickets – $25
Student Tickets free of charge for all of the Live@First concerts.

DCWS photo webFeaturing some of the finest musicians from around Detroit, these musicians will delight you with their virtuosity and musicianship.

 

 

Cordova Quartet
Saturday, April 2 @ 7:30 pm
Tickets – $25
Student Tickets free of charge for all of the Live@First concerts.

CordovaQuartet-formal landscape webSince their formation in 2013, the Cordova Quartet has become one of the hottest young performance ensembles in the country. They actively seek to engage their community in diverse ways, they are known for performances in unique locations, and for their commitment to education. Their music is electric and captivating.

La Boheme
Saturday, May 7 @ 7:30 pm
Tickets – $25
Student Tickets free of charge for all of the Live@First concerts.

la bohemeBack by popular demand! After the resounding success of last year’s concert opera, we’ve decided to do it again. This year we will feature another of the world’s most treasured operas, Puccini’s La Boheme. Our cast will feature legendary Metropolitan Opera stars to the most promising emerging talent.

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For more information, please contact Jim Wilson, Music Department