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David Troy Francis

David Troy Francis in Concert

Music of Rachmaninoff, Gershwin & American Hymns David Troy Francis is an exciting, authoritative performer described by the Los Angeles Times as consistently absorbing, whether in lyrical repose or compulsive fury. Mr. Francis has recorded eight cds ranging from his unique arrangements of American Hymns to the world premiere recording of Pulitzer Prize winning composer …

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The show received rave reviews when it opened Off-Broadway in 1993.

A Grand Night For Singing

HART audiences get another series of favorites this month with Rogers and Hammerstein’s A Grand Night for Singing. This Tony nominated show features familiar songs with new arrangements. It was conceived by Tony winner Walter Bobbie, who decided to take the songs out of context and reinvent new situations to show how timeless and versatile …

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Jasper Quartet  Photo: Vanessa Briceno-Scherzer

Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival 2014

The Swannanoa Chamber Music Festival, one of the longest running chamber music festivals in the United States, presents its 45th season to the listeners of Western North Carolina. The five week festival will perform concerts in Swannanoa in Kittredge Theater on the Warren Wilson College campus on July 1, 8, 15, 22, and 29 and …

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Michelle Seipel, soprano

Asheville Lyric Opera Presents South Pacific

by Parker Davis The classic story of South Pacific, after traversing the spectrum of art forms and earning success as a novel, a broadway musical, and a film, will debut this month in Asheville as an opera. The book, Tales of the South Pacific, was published in 1947 and premiered as a musical on Broadway …

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