Soprano to perform concert Oct. 23

Release Date: 10/14/2010

Clarksville, Ark. --- Classically trained soprano Deleen Davidson will perform the concert "Autumn in Art and Song" at University of the Ozarks at 7 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 23, as part of the University's 2010-2011 Walton Arts & Ideas Series.

Deleen Davidson, Soprano

Soprano Deleen Davidson will perform the concert "Autumn in Art and Song" to open the University’s 2010-2011 Walton Arts & Ideas Series.

Tickets for the concert are $10 each and can be purchased at the box office on the evening of the performance or by calling 479-979-1349. Davidson will present a vocal music master class at 3 p.m. on Oct. 23 at the university. This workshop is free and open to anyone who would be interested in participating.

Davidson’s music selections are drawn from the Baroque period to the present, and showcase styles that range from classical and opera to Broadway and jazz. Her performance also features poetry and classical works of art that highlight this colorful season.

A native of New Orleans, Davidson pursued European music and fine arts studies in Germany and Austria, including internships at the Feldkirch Musik Hochschule, and the Karlsruhe Opera House.  She also holds an honors degree in history, music, fine art and German from the University of New Orleans.  Her professional opera debut was with the Gulf Coast Opera as Zerlina in Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona, followed by main stage roles with the New Orleans Opera as Countess Ceprano in Rigoletto and Lola in Cavelleria Rusticana.  Her New York debut followed in 2005, singing Susana in Mozart’s Marriage of Figaro with Martina Arroyo’s Prelude to Performance series.

After Hurricane Katrina destroyed her home in 2005, she relocated to Hot Springs, Ark., forming The Muses Creative Artistry Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to preserving classical music and art. Last year, Davidson sung concerts in conjunction with the Bregenz Summer Music Festival in Austria. An accomplished visual artist, she was artist-in-residence at Garvan Woodland Gardens and instructor at National Park Community College, and currently serves as choir director at First Presbyterian Church in Hot Springs.

To learn more about the university's Walton Arts & Ideas Series, or to purchase tickets to WAIS events, see http://www.ozarks.edu/wais.