Saturday, April 1, 2023

Louise Toppin sings Burleigh and more: SUNDAY April 16, 2023

Presents the music of:

Harry T. Burleigh
Harry T. Burleigh
Come and hear celebrated soprano Louise Toppin perform music by Harry T. Burleigh with LiveARTS artistic director, pianist Ann Sears.
SUNDAY, April 16 at 3:00 PM
Harry T. Burleigh (1866-1949) was a celebrated American composer and baritone, known particularly for his many compositions and arrangements for voice.

While a student at the National Conservatory of Music, Burleigh worked closely with composer Antonin Dvorak. It was through their friendship that Dvorak became introduced to the musical culture of Black Americans.

Burleigh is noted for making many contributions to the American art song genre, and in doing so helping to define its character. He is known particularly for his numerous concert arrangements of traditional African-American spirituals.

A significant figure in the American music scene of the early 1900's, Burleigh was also a founding member of the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP).

Sources: Britannica, Library of Congress
Sunday, April 16  -  Time: 3:00 PM
Location: First Universalist Society of Franklin,
262 Chestnut St., Franklin MA
Adults- $25.00;  
Students (18 and under)- by donation
Tickets available at the door 
Accessible Parking and Building 
Visit our website to purchase tickets on-line and for more information.

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