Public Event SOMD Youth Orchestra Concert featuring Kevin Short


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On Sunday June 10, starting at 4pm, celebrated opera star Kevin Short will join with the Southern Maryland Youth Orchestra, under the direction of Maestro Julien Benichou, in an exciting concert performance of operatic "greats" which will include music from Bizet's Carmen, Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, the Mephistopheles Arias from Gounod's Faust, and some beloved American spirituals.

Born and raised in Southern Maryland (Pomfret/Indian Head), Kevin is a Lackey High School and Morgan State University graduate, with advanced degrees in opera performance from the Curtis Institute of Music and Juilliard. In 1989, he won the bass-baritone award for the Middle Atlantic region Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, and from 1991-1998 he appeared annually at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City where he sang many major operatic roles and appeared in a total of 129 performances. Since then, he has performed in most of the major opera houses in the United States and made numerous international appearances. In the past year, he has held a Visiting Faculty position in the Voice/Opera division of the University of Maryland School of Music.

Please help us welcome Kevin back to Southern Maryland for this very special home-town performance in the La Plata United Methodist Church, 3 Port Tobacco Rd, La Plata!
(Suggested donation at the door: $10 adults/$5 seniors, children, military, teachers).