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Second Annual “Richard Tucker Day” Honors Tenor’s 100th Birthday on August 28 with Two Free Concerts

Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has declared Wednesday, August 28 the second annual “Richard Tucker Day” in New York City, marking what would have been the legendary Brooklyn-born tenor’s 100th birthday. To observe this occasion, the Richard Tucker Music Foundation presents events around the city and online, including two special free concerts …
 
At 2pm, Tucker Foundation award-winning singers participate in an Aria-thon at Richard Tucker Square, singing arias and duets from some of the 30 operas in which Richard Tucker starred at the Met during his 30-year career there.
 
Richard Tucker Day ends with a 7:30pmconcert at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park. Renée Fleming hosts the evening, and performers include lyric soprano Ailyn Pérez, winner of the 2012 Tucker Award; mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, a 2012 Tucker Career Grant recipient and winner of the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition; 2009 Tucker Award-winning tenor Stephen Costello; tenor Paul Appleby, who won a Career Grant from the foundation in 2011; and 2013 Career Grant recipient soprano Erin Morley.

Date & time: Wednesday, August 28 at 2pm

 

Venue: Richard Tucker Square (intersection of Columbus Ave & Broadway at 65/66 St)

Artists: Tucker Foundation award-winning singers

Tickets: Admission is free and open to the public; no tickets required

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Date & time: Wednesday, August 28 at 7.30pm

Venue: Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park

Artists: Renée Fleming, host; singers include Ailyn Pérez, soprano; Jamie Barton, mezzo-soprano; Stephen Costello, tenor; Paul Appleby, tenor; Erin Morley, soprano

Tickets: Admission is free and open to the public; general seating, no tickets required

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