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Heldentenor Jon Fredric West to Perform March 30
Renowned heldentenor Jon Fredric West will present a concert on Sunday, March 30, at 2 p.m. in the Rose and Jules R. Setnor Auditorium, Crouse College. The performance is free and open to the public.
The program will include music by Schubert, Tosti, Di Capua, Wagner, Sondheim and Cohan. Eric Johnson, a faculty member in the Rose, Jules R. and Stanford S. Setnor School of Music in the College of Visual and Performing Arts, will appear as a guest artist. Sar-Shalom Strong will accompany on piano.
West has established himself as the world’s foremost interpreter of the title role in Wagner’s “Siegfried” and Siegfried in “Götterdämmerung.” He has sung the roles at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City under the baton of James Levine.
Beyond his “Siegfried” acclaim, West has performed extensively in concert and recital with leading orchestras and conductors, including the New York Philharmonic; the Bayerische Rundfunk Orchestra in Munich under Zubin Mehta; the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Conlon; the Philadelphia Orchestra at Carnegie Hall conducted by Simon Rattle; the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at the Ravinia Festival and the Houston Symphony, both conducted by Christoph Eschenbach; the BBC Symphony Orchestra in the Royal Festival Hall in London under the baton of Andrew Davis; and the Edinburgh Festival with Alexander Gibson. Learn more at http://www.jonfredricwest.com.
Free and accessible parking is available in the Q1 lot. Additional parking is available in the Irving Garage. Campus parking availability is subject to change; call the Setnor School at 315-443-2191 for current information.
The concert is presented as part of the Baker Artist Series in the Setnor School of Music. Founded in 2013 with a grant from the Dexter F. & Dorothy H. Baker Foundation, the Baker Artists Program allows the Setnor School to offer a more robust on-campus residency program and provides support for music majors to take master classes and attend workshops and performances in major music cities.