WFU hosts the N.C. chapter of the National Association of Teachers of Singing conference

Wake Forest University will host the fall conference of the N.C. National Association of Teachers of Singing Sept. 20 and 21. Voice teachers and their students from throughout the state will attend the conference. As part of the event, a group will present a free public concert at 8 p.m. on Sept. 20 in Brendle Recital Hall.

Performers will include Wake Forest faculty, staff and students, as well as the guest speaker for the conference, James Radomski. Radomski is a member of the music faculty at California State University at San Bernadino and the author of the 2000 book, “Manuel García: Chronicle of the Life of a Bel Canto Tenor at the Dawn of Romanticism,” published by Oxford University Press. Manuel García (1775-1832) was an important Spanish tenor, composer and voice teacher during the Romantic period.

The Sept. 20 performance will feature compositions by García, including a world premier performance of selections from his final opera, “El Gitano Por Amor” (“A Gypsy for Love”). Composed in 1828 or 1829, the opera has recently been transcribed from the original manuscript by Radomski.

For more information, call 336-758-5364.

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