Chamber music series presents Darryl Taylor

Published 10:11 am Tuesday, March 19, 2019

The Longwood University Chamber Music Series will present a concert by California-based counter-tenor Darryl Taylor Sunday, March 24. Free and open to the public, the concert will take place in the Molnar Recital Hall of Wygal Music Building at 4 p.m., with doors open at 3:30 p.m.

Taylor’s performances have been noted for their compelling artistry and authority. His is an international career highlighted by performances of art song, opera and oratorio. His repertoire extends from Bach to Britten, and beyond.

Taylor is much sought after as a lecturer on African-American Art Song, having given lecture-recitals/master classes at the Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, and the University of Michigan, among many others. A native of Detroit, Michigan, he holds degrees from the University of Southern California and the University of Michigan.

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The program at Longwood will feature baroque music, twentieth-century music and African-American spirituals. Taylor will appear with accompanist Tom Marshall at the harpsichord and piano, and Ulysses Kirksey on cello.

The concert is presented in remembrance of Frieda E. Myers, founder of the Longwood Chamber Music Series and a Professor of Music (piano) at Longwood from 1967 to 1994.

The Longwood University Chamber Music Series, now in its 32nd season, presents four concerts each year. For more information about this concert or to become a Series Patron call the Longwood University Department of Music at (434) 395-2495 or (434) 395-2504.