Baritone Sidney Outlaw and Warren Jones, Pianist revive Ralph Vaughn-Williams

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Baritone Sidney Outlaw and virtuoso accompanist Warren Jones will collaborate in a lyrical afternoon of song and poetry that will include the rarely performed House of Life by Ralph Vaughn- Williams. This event will take place on May 6, 2006 at 7:30pm in the hallowed walls of The Riverside Church of New York, upper west side of Manhattan in New York City, N.Y. There is to be a reception also after the concert.

The recital will include Poeme d’un Jour by Faure through to a duet from Porgy and Bess, which will include Soprano Lillian Roberts; “Bess, You is my woman” by George Gershwin. Other works performed are by Brahms, and a set of spirituals. In an evening in May, these collaborative artists will perform this wonderful program. This recital will be repeated in North Carolina this summer at the Porter Performing Arts Center. The recital will feature this 30-minute cycle that is challenging to perform and also suggests a different style of performing tha is not associated with today’s climate of classical music.

“It is an honor to collaborate with Warren Jones and perform this rare song cycle and Lillian Roberts”, Outlaw said, “I have always wanted to perform this work since it is rarely performed and to have Warren Jones as my collaborative artist, I am simply honored.” Having studied with Marilyn Horne, Warren Jones, and Levone Tobin-Scott, Outlaw has honed the craft of recital-delivery in such a way that most young performer can not identify with.

2nd Prizewinner of the 2006 Oratorio Society of New York Vocal Competition Sidney Outlaw has made great strides for a young budding baritone and possesses great potential to seize a world-class vocal career. Recently being lauded for his performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, Mr. Outlaw will return to the Music Academy of the West this summer for continued study with Ms. Marilyn Horne and their elite faculty. Mr. Outlaw has completed studies with Levone Tobin-Scott at the University of North Carolina; Greensboro and will complete his graduate studies with W. Stephen Smith at the The Juilliard School. He is an alumni of young artist programs such as Opera North and Julliard Opera Center. His performances have been captured in works such as Cosi fan tutte, Falstaff, Amahl and the Night Visitors, La Traviata, La Boheme, Little Woman, Le Nozze di Figaro, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Die Zauberflote, Te Deum by A. Bruckner, and the Requiems of Brahms, Faure, Mozart, Verdi with the Greensboro Symphony Orchestra. Being a former student of the great conductor, Dr. Andre Thomas, Mr. Outlaw has also completed intensive studies on conducting and the interpretation of the Negro Spiritual.


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