DURANT, Okla. – American baritone Norman Garrett will present a recital on Tuesday, November 12, on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State University at 7:30 p.m. in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. A public master class will be presented at 4 p.m. on Monday, November 11 in the Fine Arts Recital Hall. There is no admission for either event.
The recital will feature Maurice Ravel’s Don Quichotte à Dulcinée, Old American Songs of Aaron Copland and selections of Lieder of Franz Schubert and Johannes Brahms. Garrett will also perform selections of classic music theatre from Most Happy Fella and South Pacific along with opera arias from W.A. Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Giuseppe Verdi’s Don Carlo, and Hérodiade by Jules Massenet.
Garrett, whose performances have been called “scene-stealing” by the New York Times, is enjoying a varied and exciting career. In the 2019-20 season, he will return to Washington National Opera where he will perform Masetto in Don Giovanni, as well as Jake in Porgy and Bess. He will also make his Metropolitan Opera debut, singing Jim in Porgy and Bess.
Garrett is a former winner of the George London Foundation Competition, and has received top prizes in more than a dozen international vocal competitions.He is a graduate of the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, Texas Tech University and the Academy of Vocal Arts, where he was a resident artist.
This recital is given by Mary Katherine Hodge in honor of Carroll Staton and in part by a generous grant from the Oklahoma Arts Council. The Oklahoma Arts Council is the official state agency for the support and development of the arts. The agency’s mission is to lead in the advancement of Oklahoma’s thriving arts industry. The Oklahoma Arts Council provides more than 400 grants to nearly 225 organizations in communities statewide each year, organizes professional development opportunities for the state’s arts and cultural industry and manages works of art in the Oklahoma Public Art Collection and the public spaces of the state Capitol. Additional information is available at arts.ok.gov.
The 47th season of the Musical Arts Series is sponsored in part by Southeastern Oklahoma State University, Oklahoma Arts Council, National Endowment for the Arts, Red River Arts Council, Mary Katherine Hodge, the Ruth Steger Piano Institute and the Clark & Wanda Bass Foundation Lectureship.