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Ravinia Festival – Official Site - One Score, One Chicago was again the centerpiece for Ravinia’s Guest Artists in the Classroom, an initiative designed to bring live performances into schools. Students from 25 elementary schools in Chicago, Waukegan and Highland Park enjoyed live performances from the South Shore Opera Company, Opera for Kids, and other local musicians who performed selections from […]
SSOCC Collage. South Shore Opera Company presents sizzling concert - It was a generous evening of music when the South Shore Opera Company of Chicago presented their free June concert in the spacious Paul Robeson Theater. This gleaming hall is one of the many gorgeous rooms in the South Shore Cultural Center where the SSOCC is an arts and cultural partner.On the program were numerous […]
Recommended classical music of the week in Chicago – Chicago Tribune - South Shore Opera Company: Operatic excerpts by black composers are performed by sopranos Jonita Lattimore, Elizabeth Sojourner and Anisha McFarland as part of the company’s annual evening of entertainment and dinner. 4:30 p.m. Sunday, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive; $100; 773-667-0241, southshoreopera.org Source: Recommended classical music of the week in Chicago […]
Revolutionary Revival | South Side Weekly - The South Shore Opera Company of Chicago has shown that “Troubled Island,” despite its troubled history, is an opera worthy of its creators’ reputations. Source: Revolutionary Revival | South Side Weekly
AfriClassical: In his ranking of Top Ten Music Events in Chicago in 2013, Critic Andrew Patner “selected South Shore Opera Company’s production of ‘Troubled Island’ as No. 1” - There was a rebroadcast on WFMT (Chicago) this morning of Andrew Patner’s 10 best music events in Chicago in 2013, following an assignment from the Sun Times (which probably published his report as well).  Considering the major events consistently presented in Chicago, it is most impressive that he selected South Shore Opera Company’s production of […]
Recommended classical concerts this week in Chicago – Chicago Tribune - South Shore Opera Company of Chicago: Leslie B. Dunner leads singers in a concert performance of excerpts from Verdi’s “La Traviata.” 7 p.m. Saturday, South Shore Cultural Center, 7059 S. South Shore Drive; $50, $100 for performance with VIP pre-reception; 773-667-0241, southshoreopera.org Source: Recommended classical concerts this week in Chicago – Chicago Tribune
South Shore Opera Company opens inaugural season Feb. 28 – tribunedigital-chicagotribune - The South Shore Opera Company of Chicago emerged, its founder says, out of a need to be heard.”There were way too few opportunities for African-American opera singers in Chicago,” said Marvin Lynn, executive director of the 11-member group., which will debut this weekend at the newly renovated South Shore Cultural Center.Lynn, an associate professor and […]
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Hello! See and hear the extraordinary Joelle Lamarre as the incomparable American diva Leontyne Price! Miss Price has just turned 90! Celebrate her glorious reign with a glimpse at her journey from her hometown Laurel, Mississippi to the great stages of the world. February 26 * free admission * ...

The Violet Hour

February 26, 2017, 4:00pm - February 26, 2017, 5:30pm

The Violet Hour explores the career of internationally acclaimed soprano Leontyne Price and how she rose to prominence during the 50’s into the 60’s, despite the segregation and discrimination which was prevalent in America. The Violet Hour traces Ms. Price’s journey from the early beginnings of her career up to her final performance of the opera Aida at the Metropolitan Opera House in 1985. Through the ingenious use of projections and voice, Ms. Lamarre will portray the life of Ms. Leontyne Price, a true iconic American. This show will be directed by Amy Hutchinson. We will also be joined by Matthew Holzfeind and Robert Sims This event is Free! This event is produced by South Shore Opera Company of Chicago

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