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Rory Wallace to Give Senior Voice Recital at SUNY Plattsburgh

SUNY Plattsburgh music student Rory Wallace will present his Senior Voice Recital on Sunday, April 10, at 3 p.m. in Krinovitz Recital Hall, Hawkins Hall, located on the SUNY Plattsburgh campus.

Wallace is a voice student of Jo Ellen Miano, associate professor in music.

Accompanying Wallace will be music faculty member and pianist Dr. Karen Becker.

The first half of the program will begin with select vocal works by Bellini, Donaudy, and Fauré and conclude with the elaborate aria “Be Not Afeard” from Lee Hoiby’s operatic version of “The Tempest.” The second half of the program will include selections from Schumann’s “Dichterliebe” and Vaughan Williams’ “Songs of Travel.”

Admission is free and open to the public.

Wallace attended the College of Science, Technology and the Applied Arts of Trinidad and Tobago where he was grounded in his technical musical training and began his journey toward professional musicianship. He then transferred to SUNY Plattsburgh in the spring of 2009 where he began vocal studies with Miano. During his time at SUNY Plattsburgh, Wallace has performed with the Cardinal Singers, College Chorale, Choral Union, Gospel Choir and the Mambo Combo.

In 2009, he was the tenor soloist in Schubert’s “Mass in G” at SUNY Plattsburgh’s ChoralFest. In 2010, he played the role of Mr. Twimble in the music and theater departments’ Mainstage co-production of “How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.” He sang the role of Aeneas in Purcell’s Baroque opera, “Dido and Aeneas” and was the tenor soloist in Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Serenade to Music” in the Champlain Valley Voices/ SUNY Plattsburgh Choral Union program “Sounds of Sweet Harmony” in spring 2010. Wallace’s upcoming performances include scenes from Franz Lehár’s “The Merry Widow,” Robert Kurka’s “Good Soldier Schweik,” and Harold Rome’s “Fanny” with Lyric Scenes Workshop.

He has also been a recipient of a Louise H. Heisler Music Scholarship. Wallace will complete his Bachelor of Music degree in May 2011 and will continue to study voice at the graduate level.

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