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June 11, 2008

Birmingham-Southern music professor in concert at City Stages

BIRMINGHAM, Ala.—Birmingham-Southern College music professor and soprano Jacqueline Leary-Warsaw will perform in concert at City Stages on the Oasis Stage June 14 at 2:45 p.m. Her performance is part of this year's New Orleans theme.

The all-French program will feature operatic arias and songs composed and published in New Orleans during the 19th century. Compositions to be performed include works from the operas “Sardanapole” and “Tancrède” by Gregorio Curto and the Creole inspired songs of William Taylor Hache, among other songs and arias representing New Orleans rich art music heritage.

Leary-Warsaw has received national recognition for her original research, writings and performances of 19th century French vocal music from New Orleans, including in 2000 when her doctoral dissertation entitled "Nineteenth-Century French Art Song of New Orleans: A Repertoire Study" was recognized by the Peabody Conservatory of Music of The Johns Hopkins University as a "genuinely important work in American music history," for which she received a Peabody Career Development Grant.

For more information on Leary-Warsaw's City Stage's concert, go to www.citystages.org.

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