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Famed tenor Brownlee to perform at APSU March 3

The celebrated tenor Lawrence Brownlee will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, in Austin Peay State University’s George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall. Brownlee is visiting Clarksville between engagements in Europe, the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall. He is the most in-demand American tenor in the world singing the bel canto repertoire. .

The celebrated tenor Lawrence Brownlee will be in concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 3, in Austin Peay State University’s George and Sharon Mabry Concert Hall. Brownlee is visiting Clarksville between engagements in Europe, the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall. He is the most in-demand American tenor in the world singing the bel canto repertoire. .

Brownlee will sing a program that displays his depth and versatility, beginning with the virtuosity of a Mozart concert aria, moving effortlessly through art songs and the lilting Irish poetry of James Joyce and William Yeats as set by Ben Moore.  The program continues with five popular folk songs of Argentina and ends with a set of deeply moving spirituals arranged by Damien Sneed. These spirituals, from one of Brownlee’s critically-acclaimed recordings, were performed with Sneed at the Lincoln Center’s American Songbook series.

Brownlee sings internationally on the world’s most important opera houses and concert stages.  In addition to being a winner at the 2001 Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions, he was named Seattle Opera’s 2008 Artist of the Year, received the Opera Company of Philadelphia’s 2007 Alter Award for Artistic Excellence, and he was the winner of both the 2006 Marian Anderson and Richard Tucker Awards, a feat never before achieved by any artist in the same year. His compact disc “Virtuoso Rossini Arias” was nominated for a 2015 Grammy. He participated in young artist programs at both the Seattle and Wolf Trap Operas.

An Ohio native, Brownlee received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Anderson University and a Master of Music degree from Indiana University. He is a Life Member of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc.

This concert is sponsored by the Clarksville Community Concert Association and APSU, in partnership with the National Museum of African American Music and the Nashville Opera.

For ticket information, please visit www.clarksvillemusic.org or call 1-877-811-0200