Pittsburgh Opera’s February Recitals Focus on Music of William Grant Still, Florence Price, & Great American SongbookBy Francisco Salazar
Pittsburgh Opera has announced two free broadcasts performances in February.
The opera company announced thatit will present “Songs from the Heart: A Valentine from Pittsburgh Opera” and “I, Too, Am America: The Music of William Grant Still and Florence Price.”
The 45-minute “Songs from the Heart” concert will be presented on Feb. 14 at 5:30 p.m. and will feature a variety of amorous arias, tender duets, and romantic ensembles spanning both operatic favorites and beloved selections from the Great American Songbook. It will also feature the company’s resident artists and will be live streamed free on both Pittsburgh Opera’s YouTube Channel and Facebook page.
Meanwhile, “I, Too, Am America” will be presented on Friday, Feb. 26 at 7 p.m. by Mr. Lewis and Mr. Gray and will showcase a program of works by William Grant Still and Florence Price. The concert will feature Pittsburgh Opera Head of Music Glenn Lewis on piano and baritone Yazid Gray. The recital will be broadcast on Pittsburgh Opera’s YouTube Channel.