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The Music and Legacy of Leontyne Price (’52)

 


 

International House is excited to announce the launch of our Music at I-House: Then & Now series, which will take place from 7pm-9pm at the historic 500 Riverside Drive institution on the following evenings in Spring 2017.


This exciting music series is a fundraiser where each performance will showcase the music, words and legacy of some of the House’s most prestigious alumni, as well as the artistic talents of current residents from around the world.


This exclusive performance series will feature:


Thursday, February 9, 7-9 pm
The Music and Legacy of Leontyne Price (Class of ’52)

The world renowned diva who became one of the first African Americans to perform in a lead at the Metropolitan Opera was an International House resident while studying at Juilliard. The popular community member worked at the front desk and often gave impromptu recitals on Sunday afternoons in the Main Lounge, where this 2017 series will take place.

Ms. Price went on to serve on the International House Board of Trustees for more than 30 years and even gave a benefit concert at the House in 1992 to support resident programs.

On the eve of her 90
th birthday, I-House residents will be joined by alumnus and celebrated bass baritone Donovan Singletary (‘10) in a celebration of her music and the spirit they share through the I-House experience. The program will include selections from “Porgy and Bess” and “Aida,” as well as personal favorites like the spiritual “I Will Overcome,” “The Boy Next Door” from “Meet Me in St. Louis,” (which Price enjoyed performing at resident recitals), and Samuel Barber’s “Sure on This Shining Light.” While Ms. Price is not expected to attend this special concert, she has sent her warmest wishes for the residents and alumni participating.


Thursday, March 23

A Celebration of Musical Theater (highlighting works by Alumni Patti LuPone, Class of ’69, and others)

Thursday, April 20
An Evening of Romance: Sakura Sweethearts at I-House (celebrating couples who first met at the House, including Paul and Daisy Soros and others.)

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Tickets: $30

VIP: $125

Series: 100


We hope you will join us for this exciting new series. Your support will be paramount in helping us raise needed funds to sustain the important mission and legacy of cross-cultural learning and understanding the House, as well as provide financial aid opportunities for students in need.