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Kenneth Overton, baritone
with
Walker Jermaine Jackson
, pianist


This marks the 300th regular season concert in our 30 year history!

 

Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 4pm



Kenneth Overton is lauded for blending his opulent baritone with magnetic, varied portrayals that seemingly “emanate from deep within body and soul.”  Kenneth Overton’s symphonious baritone voice has sent him around the globe, making him one of the most sought-after opera singers of his generation. Kenneth is a 2020 GRAMMY award winner for Best Choral Performance in the title role of Richard Danielpour’s The Passion of Yeshua with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra and Chorus, conducted by JoAnn Falletta.


Mr. Overton’s program for us is a celebration of American Music, including spirituals, classical art songs and selections from The Great American Songbook.

 

Artist Website: Kenneth Overton - Baritone - UIA Talent Agency

 


 Program: I, Too Sing America 

Steal Away Arr. Dave Ragland
   
Selections from Night Songs
    Prayer
    The Heart of a Woman
    Night Song

H. Leslie Adams
(b. 1932)
   
Three Dream Portraits
     Minstrel Man
    Dream Variations
    I, Too
Margaret Bonds
(1913-1972)
   
To My Little Son
Song to the Dark Virgin
Florence Price
(1887-1953)
   
   
                                                                         Intermission  
   
Joshua Fit De Battle of Jericho Arr. Leo Edwards
   
Grief
Parted
William Grant Still
(1895-1978)
   
My heart to thy heart
Invitation to Love
Adolphus Hailstork
(1941)
   
Deep River
De Gospel Train
Just You
Harry T. Burleigh
(1866-1949)
   
Heaven/Come Sunday, from Sacred Songs          Duke Ellington
(1899-1974)
arr.James Davis Jr.
   
Selections from The American Songbook
will be announced from the stage.
 

 

 

 Program is subject to change


 Program Notes 


 About the Artists