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Knoxville Opera: Voices of Inspiration

Knoxville Opera: Voices of Inspiration – Thursday, Feb. 3 in the auditorium of Sweetwater Elementary School (7pm).  Monroe Council for the Arts will present a celebration of Black History with a unique concert with Knoxville Opera Artistic Director Brian Salesky who will host and accompany the soloists:  soprano Maria Clark and baritone Michael Rodgers.  The program is designed as a series of tributes to legendary black singers, composers and lyricists of the 20th century.  In addition to spirituals and Gospel music, the program includes highlights from “Porgy and Bess” and “The Color Purple,” along with popular music associated with Scott Joplin.