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Met Opera soprano Jennifer Rowley to perform in Salisbury

SALISBURY — Internationally acclaimed Metropolitan Opera soprano Jennifer Rowley will perform at a black-tie fundraising gala Feb. 23.

“An Evening at the Met” will be held at Peeler-Crystal Lounge on the campus of Catawba College, 2300 W. Innes St.

Rowley will perform in concert with pianist Matthew Michael Brown in Hedrick Theatre.

“Performing with Jen is an extraordinary experience. Her voice is golden,” Brown said.

The concert marks Rowley’s second appearance in Salisbury. She performed the soprano solos in John Rutter’s Requiem with the choir of First United Methodist Church two years ago.

The evening will begin with a cocktail hour at 6 p.m. featuring music by jazz pianist John Mochnick, vibraphonist Roberto Orihuela and bassist Paul Foster. The jazz combo will continue to play during dinner at 7 p.m. prepared by Holly Tate Fine Catering. The concert will begin at 8 p.m.

Tickets are $125.

“The opportunity to share the stage with an artist like Jen who invests everything into the music but also has a beautiful soul is a meaningful gift,” Brown said.

The gala will feature an array of French wines selected by Bob and Stephanie Potter, owners of Salisbury Wine Shop. Stephanie Potter is also a Salisbury Symphony board member.

Brown and Rowley’s connection dates back to the mid-2000s when Brown was working on the music staff of Grace Church in New York City.

Rowley is acclaimed worldwide for her voice and stage presence, singing a varied repertoire that includes Verdi and Puccini heroines and bel canto roles. This season, Rowley returns to the Metropolitan Opera for the title roles in Puccini’s “Tosca” and her debut as Cilea’s “Adriana Lecouvreur,” with additional engagements to follow at the Met through 2020.

In future seasons, she will debut at Dallas Opera, Opernhaus Zürich, Opera Australia, and Opéra de Marseille.

Rowley’s appearance in Salisbury is made possible through the generosity of Frank Montgomery, an opera lover and member of the Salisbury Symphony board of directors.

“Frank’s generosity has made this entire event come to life and provides a significant platform for our organization on a regional level,” said symphony Executive Director Bill Bucher.

For ticket information contact the Salisbury Symphony via www.salisburysymphony.org or at 704-216-1513.

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