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APSU presents guest recital

September 17, 2002

Two visiting artists will give a guest faculty recital at Austin Peay, performing works by Haydn, Schubert, Debussy and Dominic Argento.

Deborah Williamson, soprano, and Andrew Hudson, piano, will perform at 7:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 23 in the concert hall of the music/mass communication building.

Williamson, assistant professor at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, has received international acclaim for the purity and brilliance of her lyric voice, coupled with a rare sense of involvement in her dramatic portrayals.

Recent performances include “Carmen” with the Lyric Opera of Waco, a concert of Gershwin and Cole Porter with the Las Colinas Symphony Orchestra, a “Christmas Medley” with the Waco Symphony Orchestra, “The Merry Widow” with the Longview Opera and “The Three Hermits” with The Opera Project in Dallas.

Other performances include concerts at The Little Orchestra Society in New York and singing “Christine” in the Kopit/Yeston “Phantom of the Opera,” which toured major cities throughout Germany and Switzerland.

Hudson has performed as soloist and collaborator in Germany, Italy, Canada, Mexico and the United States. He has performed more than 1,000 songs with singers ranging from junior high school students to alumni of the Metropolitan and Syracuse operas.

Hudson has been described as “masterful and musically inspiring” and has been praised for his “considerable poise as a soloist” (“Winston-Salem Journal”) and “powerful virtuosity…paired with philosophic peace” (“Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”).

The concert is sponsored by the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts and is free and open to the public. For additional information, telephone 7818.