Concert to feature renowned mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton
09.01.2015 | By Rob Vanya
A Sept. 14 concert at San Jacinto College will feature performances by internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton. Submitted photo.
PASADENA, Texas – San Jacinto College will host a baroque and chamber music concert featuring Ars Lyrica Houston, award-winning musicians who specialize in selections from the 17th and 18th centuries performed on period instruments. A highlight of the concert will be a guest artist performance by internationally renowned mezzo-soprano Jamie Barton, who will perform in collaboration with Ars Lyrica.
The concert is free and open to the public and will take place Sept. 14 at 7 p.m. at the San Jacinto College Central Campus Dr. Monte Blue Music Building, 8060 Spencer Hwy. in Pasadena.
A Grammy nominee, Barton has performed at Carnegie Hall as part of the Great Singers III: Evenings of Song series. She also appeared as a guest soloist in the Marilyn Horne Foundation Gala at Carnegie Hall. She won the 2015 Richard Tucker Award, and won both the Main and the Song Prizes at the 2013 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Competition. She made her Spivey Hall debut singing Brahms’ “Alto Rhapsody,” which was also broadcast on National Public Radio. As a member of the Houston Grand Opera Studio, she participated in several recital series including the popular “Recital at Rienzi.”
Barton attended Indiana University, where she performed roles such as “Tisbe in La Cenerentola,” Buttercup in “HMS Pinafore,” and Mrs. Soames in the 2006 world premiere of Ned Rorem’s “Our Town.”
The concert will also feature guest artist Adam LaMotte, an acclaimed soloist, concertmaster, and conductor who has performed with numerous orchestras, including the Northwest Sinfonietta in Seattle, String Orchestra of the Rockies, Astoria Festival Orchestra, Portland Baroque Orchestra, and the Maggini String Orchestra in Houston.
The concert repertoire will include compositions by Handel, Vivaldi, and Haydn.
San Jacinto College offers music degrees and courses, as well as private music lessons at all three campuses.
About San Jacinto College
Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has been serving the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, for more than 50 years. As an Achieving the Dream Leader College, San Jacinto College is committed to the goals and aspirations of a diverse population of approximately 30,000 credit students. The College offers 186 degrees and certificates, with 46 technical programs and a university transfer division. Students benefit from a support system that maps out a pathway for success, and job training programs that are renowned for meeting the needs of growing industries in the region. San Jacinto College graduates contribute nearly $690 million each year to the Texas workforce.