Lee University Announces Upcoming Performing Arts Series

Friday, August 30, 2019

The Lee University School of Music will welcome Conor McDonald, Frances Luke Accord, the Warp Trio, and the Beijing Guitar Duo as the line-up for this year’s Performing Arts Concert Series.

“We are excited to present the 2019-2020 season of the Performing Arts Series here at Lee University,” said Dr. William Green, dean of the School of Music. “From the critically acclaimed Beijing Guitar Duo to the innovative Warp Trio, we are pleased to share some wonderful new artists with you this season.”

Mr. McDonald will kick off the series with his performance on Friday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Recital Hall.

Mr. McDonald, a baritone vocalist, has been praised for his “standout performance . . . whose robust voice filled the hall with a clear, glimmery richness” (Schmopera). He most recently performed the roles of Captain Corcoran in HMS Pinafore with Anchorage Opera, the Marquis in La Traviata with Atlanta Opera, and Merlin in Gluck’s L’île de Merlin with Wolf Trap Opera.

For more information about Mr. McDonald, visit https://www.ada-artists.com/baritone-conor-mcdonald.

Lee will welcome Warp Trio for the next Performing Arts concert held Monday, Nov. 11 at 7:30 p.m. in Pangle Hall.

An atypical piano trio, Warp Trio comprises Mikael Darmanie, piano; Ju Young Lee, cello; and Josh Henderson, violin; and is an internationally touring cross-genre chamber music experience. Warp Trio combines original material, dynamic interpretations of popular music, improvisation, and unique takes on classical favorites. Reflecting the combination of Juilliard-trained members, juxtaposed with members steeped in rock and jazz styles, the one-of-a-kind trio is known for its electrifying public performances.

For more information about Warp Trio, visit http://www.warptrio.com/about-1.

The multi-instrumentalist Indie-folk duo Nicholas Gunty and Brian Powers, known as Frances Luke Accord, will continue the series on Jan. 28, 2020, at 7:30 p.m. in the Dixon Center.

The duo is what NPR’s Mountain Stage calls “the definition of lean-in music.” They have released various songs and albums, such as “Kandote,” “Fluke,” and their most recent “Silver and Gold.”

For more information about Frances Luke Accord, visit http://franceslukeaccord.com/.

The Beijing Guitar Duo will close out this year’s Performing Arts Series on Feb. 4, 2020 at 7:30 p.m. in the Squires Recital Hall.

Praised by the distinguished Classical Guitar Magazine as “having the star potential to serve as inspiration for new generations of guitarists to come,” Beijing Guitar Duo made its New York debut in Carnegie Hall in 2010. The Duo, comprising guitarists Meng Su and Yameng Wang, has performed around the world in halls such as Concertgebouw, Palau de Musica, Tchaikovsky Hall, and the National Theatre in Beijing.

For more information about the Beijing Guitar Duo, visit https://www.artsmg.com/beijing-guitar-duo.

All concerts will begin at 7:30 p.m. and will be held on Lee’s campus. Admission is free but tickets are required due to limited seating and are available at showclix.com or at the Dixon Center Box Office, which is open one week before each concert date.

For more information about the Performing Arts Series or other music events, contact the School of Music at 614-8240.

 


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