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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
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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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