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Presented by Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture

Tribute to Sylvia Olden Lee
Master Musician and Teacher

Thursday, June 29, 2017 7:30 PM Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage
Sylvia Olden Lee (1917-2004) was a direct link to the origin and development of the African-American spiritual in America. Ms. Lee was hired by Max Rudolph in 1954 as a vocal coach at the Metropolitan Opera for her mastery of the classical repertoire. She was the first African-American on the Met staff. This performance celebrates the life of Sylvia on the occasion of her 100th birthday.


Performers: Simon Estes, Gregory Hopkins, Osceola Davis, Kevin Short, Elvira Green, Robert Sims, Patrice Eaton, Everett Suttle, Indira Mahajan, Rosa D'Imperio, Richard Alston, and Jeremy Jordan


TRAD. "Lord, How Come Me Here" (arr. Lee)

TRAD. "A City Called Heaven"

TRAD. "Lord, I Don’t Feel No-ways Tired" (arr. Johnson)

TRAD. "Go Down Moses"

TRAD. "Soon-Ah Will Be Done" (arr. Dawson)

VERDI "Ella giammai m’amò" from Don Carlo

VERDI "Nell’ispano suol mai l’eresia dominò" from Don Carlo

VERDI "Toi qui sus le néant" from Don Carlo

VERDI "Dio, che nell’alma infondere" from Don Carlo

VERDI "Ritorna vincitor!" from Aïda

DONIZETTI "Chi mi frena in tal momento?" from Lucia di Lammermoor

SCHUBERT "An Sylvia," D. 891

SCHUBERT Impromptu in G-flat Major, D. 899, No. 3

BRAHMS "Wenn ich mit Menschen- und mit Engelszungen" from Vier ernste Gesänge

TRAD. "Guide My Feet" (arr. Jacqueline Hairston)

HAYES Selections from The Life of Christ

BEETHOVEN "Welten singen Dank und Ehre" from Christus am Ölberge

MOZART "Ave Verum Corpus," K. 618

Lift Every Voice and Sing (arr. Roland Carter)

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