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New Rochelle Opera Presents BERNSTEIN AND FRIENDS

(NEW ROCHELLE, NY) August 1, 2017 – New Rochelle Opera will present a concert entitled BERNSTEIN AND FRIENDS on Sunday, September 17, 2017 in the Christopher Murphy Auditorium at Iona College, 715 North Avenue, New Rochelle, NY.  The concert is sponsored by Iona College Council on the Arts.
           
The concert will feature selections by Leonard Bernstein and his contemporaries in celebration of the 60th Anniversary of West Side Story, sung by NRO artists Kelli Butler (soprano), Edith Dowd (mezzo-soprano), Tom Mulder (tenor) and Wayne Hu (baritone), with a guest appearance by Miguel Acevedo (baritone). The artists will be accompanied by Georgianna Pappas, and the program will be narrated by company co-founder and artistic director, Camille Coppola.

The concert will begin at 3:00 pm. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors, $15 for students and free for Iona students and staff. To purchase advance tickets, visit www.nropera.org or call 1-800-838-3006, Ext. 1. For further information, call (914) 576-1617.

New Rochelle Opera was formed for the purpose of presenting imaginative and appealing operatic productions to the Westchester community.  It serves to create a deeper understanding and appreciation of live opera, and make it accessible and affordable to a diverse audience.  The company presents the art form in its various aspects (e.g. fully staged performances, opera in concert, school programs, opera workshops and demonstrations), engaging aspiring young artists as well as experienced professionals.  www.nropera.org