APSU presents Denyce Graves in concert at the Mabry Concert Hall, January 30

Clarksville, TN – World-renowned mezzo-soprano Denyce Graves will perform “A Celebration of America in Song” on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at the Mabry Concert Hall at Austin Peay State University (APSU) in downtown Clarksville at 3:00 p.m.

“An opera superstar from the 21st century, according to USA todayGraves will perform in English the great American songs composed by George Gershwin and Harry Burleigh in addition to selections from the spiritual repertoire.




The concert is open to all and tickets are available in advance on the Clarksville Community Concert Association website, www.clarksvillemusic.org.

The concert is during the 70 years of the associationand season and is co-sponsored by the APSU Department of Music and the APSU Center of Excellence for the Creative Arts, in addition to a generous donation from Dee Boaz.

Graves’ expressive and rich vocalism, elegant stage presence and theatrical abilities have delighted audiences around the world. the Atlanta Journal-Constitution asserts that “if the human voice has the power to move you, you will be touched by Denyce Graves”.

Graves’ recent performances include Mahler’s Symphony No. 2 “Resurrection” with the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and Chorus conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin in September. This season, Graves will return to the Metropolitan Opera as Maria in “Porgy and Bess” and make her directorial debut in a new production of “Carmen” at Minnesota Opera and the Glimmerglass Festival.

Ticket discounts are available for educators, military, and seniors. Austin Peay students get free admission to Clarksville community concerts with proper ID. Other students pay only $5.00.

The concert will also be available via live stream for ticket holders who are unable or unwilling to attend in person and for donors who wish to access only the live stream. APSU students can email to receive the livestream link.

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