ABOUT THE EVENT
Sunday Music Series | Connecticut Virtuosi Chamber Orchestra: “We the People: Immigrant Stories Part IV,” featuring Elizabeth Lyra Ross
The NBMAA’s longstanding monthly concert series, featuring local & regional performances from a variety of musical genres.
The concert on February 12 will feature:
Elizabeth Lyra Ross, soprano
In program music by:
Joseph Bologne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges
William Grant Still
and selection Spirituals
Elizabeth Lyra Ross’s international career has included the opera roles of Aida, Tosca, and Madame Butterfly. She made her debut with the New York Metropolitan Opera in 1989, and she was in the New York City Opera production of "Porgy and Bess," which was nominated for an Emmy Award for the Live from Lincoln Center Series. Ross debuted with the New Britain Chorale as a soprano soloist in Karol Szymanowski’s “Stabat Mater,” followed by her performance in Verdi’s Requiem in 1999. She has also been the featured soprano soloist with the Baltimore Choral Arts Society. In July 2014, Elizabeth, who was the first African American female member of The United States Army Band and Chorus, appeared with them as a guest soloist in two concerts, including one on the steps of the U.S. Capitol.
We are excited to announce that "Members Sit First" at select music programs, including this one! Members, please have you Membership card handy at the entrance to the performance space. Once Members are seated, the doors will open for the general public, and seating will be first come, first served. Seating capacity is limited to 120.
Concert attendees must register at the Front Desk upon arrival. Museum Members are free, and Museum guests are welcome with purchase of a Museum admission ticket.
All shows begin at 3 p.m.; doors to event space will open at 2:30 p.m.